The 10th Anniversary Jordan Brand Classic went down yesterday, and though you should already have read about what went down in our liveblog, here’s a full recap courtesy of JB:
University of North Carolina-bound James McAdoo (Norfolk, VA) earned co-Most Valuable Player honors tonight, as he finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead the East All-Americans to the 113 – 109 victory over the West All-Americans at the 10th anniversary Jordan Brand Classic presented by Foot Locker. McAdoo was joined by co-MVP Anthony Davis (Chicago, IL/Kentucky) who had 29 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for the West All-Americans.
Sponsored by Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc., the event was once again attended by some of sport and entertainment’s biggest stars including North Carolina native J. Cole headlining the post-game performance. In addition, beat maker araabMUZIK was featured at halftime and singer Anthony Hamilton performed the National Anthem.
Other statistical standouts in the game included Austin Rivers (Winter Park, FL/Duke) with 16 points, Tony Wroten Jr. (Seattle, WA/Washington) with 10 assists, Bradley Beal (St. Louis, MO/Florida) with 8 rebounds and Khem Birch (Fitchburg, MA/Pittsburgh) with 5 blocks.
The event concluded a week of activities around Charlotte, including a visit and basketball clinic at the Presbyterian Hemby Children’s Hospital, team awards dinner at Bank of America Stadium, tour of the Joe Gibbs Racing Garage, team practices at the Charlotte Convention Center and a video game challenge.
“We are thrilled to have celebrated the 10th anniversary Jordan Brand Classic in a community that has produced and supported some of the top talent in the history the game,” said Keith Houlemard, President of Jordan Brand. “This year’s event provides a great exclamation point for the players’ high school careers and it could not have been a better send-off at Time Warner Cable Arena in front of a great crowd with a national television audience.”
Other players on the 2011 Jordan Brand Classic Team include Jabari Brown (Oakland, CA/Oregon), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Greenville, GA/Georgia), Michael Carter-Williams (Providence, RI/Syracuse), Rakeem Christmas (Bryn Athyn, PA/Syracuse), Michael Gbinije (Richmond, VA/Duke), Michael Gilchrist (Elizabeth, NJ/Kentucky), P.J. Hairston (Chatham, VA/North Carolina), Myck Kabongo (Henderson, NV/Texas), Quincy Miller (High Point, NC/Baylor) , Johnny O’Bryant (Cleveland, MS/LSU), Sir’Dominic Pointer (Winston-Salem, NC/St. John’s), Otto Porter
(Sikeston, MO/Undecided), Shannon Scott (Alpharetta, GA/Ohio State), Marquis Teague (Indianapolis, IN/Kentucky), and Adonis Thomas (Memphis, TN/Memphis), Kyle Wiltjer (Portland, OR/Kentucky).
Previous Jordan Brand Classic MVPs have included Kyrie Irving and Harrison Barnes in 2010, Derrick Favors and Renardo Sidney in 2009, Brandon Jennings and Tyreke Evans in 2008, Donte Greene and Corey Fisher in 2007, Kevin Durant and Thaddeus Young in 2006, Tyler Hansbrough and Andray Blatche in 2005, Dwight Howard in 2004, LeBron
James and Shannon Brown in 2003, and Amar’e Stoudemire and Sean in 2002.
The Jordan Brand Classic is an annual showcase of the top high school basketball players in the country, throughout North Carolina and internationally. The evening began with the International Game, highlighted by Dusan Ristic from Serbia who had 22 points and 12 rebounds and Andrew Wiggins of Canada with 21 points and 10 rebounds. In the North Carolina Regional Game, the East Regional All-Stars defeated the West Regional All-Stars, 98-95, led by Most Valuable
Player Dezmine Wells (Hargrave Military Academy/ Xavier University) with 21 points. He was joined by co-MVP Bernard Sullivan (Davidson Day School/Clemson University) who had 17 points and 12 rebounds.