CARBONDALE — The Southern Illinois Pharaohs will host a two-day event at Giant City Middle School that features two Carbondale homecomings.

The Pharaohs (3-0) already feature former Carbondale High standouts Michael Dewalt and Emanuel Cass. When they take on the Dallas Hoyas (2-1) at 3 p.m. Saturday, they'll face off against Carbondale native Bruce Barron, who was the MVP of the league in its first year last year.

Barron starred for Brehm Prep. He was ranked one of the top-20 point guards in the country his senior year and is the brother of Pharaohs owner Justin Dentmon.

The Indianapolis Diesels, who will play the Music City Kings (0-4) at 1 p.m. Saturday and the Pharaohs at 4 p.m. Sunday, feature Indianapolis native Jermaine Dearman. Dearman helped the Salukis to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in seven years in 2002 and finished his career eighth all-time in rebounding and 13th in scoring. 

The Hoyas and Kings play at 2 p.m. Sunday, before the Pharaohs and Diesels at 4.

Admission is $12 for the two-day event at Giant City, which is located at 1062 Boskydell Road in Carbondale. Kids 11-and-under are admitted free. 

— Todd Hefferman

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Todd Hefferman has covered SIU athletics since 2008. A University of Iowa grad, he is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and a Heisman Trophy voter.

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