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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 at 12:15 pm  |  12 responses

2012 Jordan Brand Classic Rosters Announced


If you’re a fan of high school basketball, today is a great day! Why? Because our good friends at the Jordan Brand Classic unveiled the 2012 roster moments ago.

Enjoy the JBC news and rosters (posted below, via official release) and remember that we’ll have you covered for all the Jordan Brand Classic news you’ll need between now and when the game tips off on April 14.

CHARLOTTE, NC (February 2, 2012) – Following in the shoes of Jordan Brand Classic alumni Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James,Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin, the next generation of basketball’s brightest stars will take the floor in the 11th annual Jordan Brand Classic at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte on Saturday, April 14th. The Jordan Brand Classic will be nationally televised live on ESPN.

Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc., announced the rosters today, which features several members of ESPNUs 100 players – No.1 Shabazz Muhammad (Las Vegas, NV/Undecided), No. 2 Isaiah Austin (Arlington, TX/Baylor), No. 3 Kyle Anderson (Jersey City, NJ/UCLA) and No. 4 Kaleb Tarczewski (Southborough, MA/Arizona).

The Jordan Brand Classic event will also include a Regional Game, showcasing the top prep players from the state of North Carolina in an East vs. West showdown and the fifth annual International Game featuring 16 of the top 17-and-under players from around the world.  Two of th

e top five picks in last year’s NBA Draft included International game alums Enes Kanter (Turkey) and Jonas Valančiūnas (Lithuania).

The tripleheader will begin with the International Game at 2:30 PM followed by the Regional Game at 4:30 PM, and the All-American Game at 7:00 PM. The International and regional rosters will be announced at a later date.

“For over 10 years, the Jordan Brand Classic has featured some of the game’s greatest players and intense action,” said Keith Houlemard, President of Jordan Brand. “We are thrilled once again to host these incredible players at Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena and in front of millions of people tuning in on ESPN.”

Additional selectees for this year’s event include Brandon Ashley (Henderson, NV/Arizona), Anthony Bennett (Henderson, NV/Undecided), Kris Dunn (New London, CT/Providence), Archie Goodwin (Little Rock, AR/Kentucky), Jerami Grant (Hyattsville, MD/Syracuse), Gary Harris (Fishers, IN/Michigan State), Danuel House (Houston, TX/Houston), Grant Jerrett (La Verne, CA/Arizona), Brice Johnson (Cordova, SC/North Carolina), Ricardo Ledo (South Kent, CT/Providence), Marcus Paige (Marion, IA/North Carolina), Tony Parker (Lithonia, GA/Undecided), Alex Poythress (Clarksville, TN/Kentucky), Rodney Purvis (Raleigh, NC/N.C. State), Rasheed Sulaimon (Houston, TX/Duke) and J.P. Tokoto (Milwaukee, WI/North Carolina).

Tickets for the Jordan Brand Classic are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, the Time Warner Cable box office, online at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. For more information, visit the official web site, www.JordanBrandClassic.com or follow the JBC on Twitter @JordanClassic.

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  • http://SLAM FLIGHT 9

    shabazzzzzzzz

  • Baby Shaq

    I thought they would ask Peter Jurkin to play in the classic he signed with Indiana js

  • Hoop Punk

    Why is Deandre Burnett from Miami not getting any national shine? The kid only averages 35ppg… SMH! He plays in a 6A class that last year saw Austin Rivers, Shane Larkin, Angel Rodriguez and Eddie Odio. im not saying he’s the best but he should be on the radar. I dont care who you play against. Averaging 35 is averaging 35!

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Wait what? Jonas Valanciunas will be playing?

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    NVM. alums…oops.

  • jhook

    alex poythress is a beast

  • Daniel

    Breakdown by school:

    Arizona: 3
    North Carolina: 3
    Kentucky: 2
    Providence: 2
    UCLA: 1
    Syracuse: 1
    Michigan State: 1
    N.C. State: 1
    Baylor: 1
    Houston: 1
    Duke: 1
    Undeicded: 3

    Interesting how Mitch McGary has dropped off so much. He won’t be eligible for the Mickey Ds game so I thought for sure he would be included here.

  • SSiklo

    My boy Jerami bouta do work

  • Sammy

    Rasheed is gonna show everybody how it is done

  • http://slamonline.com yallllalalal

    Daniel is a very astute observer of the hs game. good stuff.

  • BBaller

    Where is the article about the ALL STAR selections? For all of you that think Tim Duncan is passed it ….22 minutes 19 pts and 9 rebounds. His majesty is still all star worthy. If Timmy doesn’t make it niether does Kobe, Melo or Bynum!!!!!

  • BBaller

    22 minutes guys!! If need be Tim would out do KG, and for one game put up 28ppg,12reb,3ast,2.5 Blocks. That is still an Allstar

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