LSU Commit Flau’jae Johnson and Arkansas Commit Nick Smith Jr Among the MVP Standouts at the 2022 Jordan Brand Classic

The Jordan Brand Classic, an all-star game featuring the next generation of hoopers, returned on Friday night after a long two-year hiatus. This time hosted in Chicago, many of the top prospects in the Class of 2022 balled out one final time together before getting ready to take off to the college ranks. 

In the girls’ game, LSU-commit Flau’jae Johnson scored 27 points to win MVP for Team Air, and ultimately led her team to a 93-85 victory over team Flight, while Oregon State-commit Timea Gardiner won MVP for the other side after chipping in eight points. 

On the boys’ side, Team Air won 118-109 after Michigan signee Jett Howard dished it out to Duke commit Dereck Lively on the break for the game-winning dunk. Texas signee Dillon Mitchell (18 points) took home MVP honors back to Florida while Arkansas signee Nick Smith Jr (27 points) headed back to Little Rock with the MVP hardware for Team Flight.