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| April 18, 2014

NATIONAL JORDAN BRAND CLASSIC 2014 GAME RESULTS: NBCSports.com -- The Jordan Brand Classic was dominated by minimal defense and a duo of Chicago natives on Friday night as the East topped the West, 158-147, in the annual high school basketball all-star contest played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. East MVP and Duke commit Jahlil Okafor finished the game with a game-high 29 points to go along with nine rebounds while West MVP and Kansas commit Cliff Alexander finished with 23 points, eight rebounds and five blocks.

MORE FROM THE NATIONAL GAME: SI.com -- The top high school prospects in the country were on display Friday night at Barclays Center for the Jordan Brand Classic national game. The East topped the West, 158-147. But in a game in which neither team was particularly committed to playing defense — Mike Bethea, the coach of the West, said at the postgame news conference, “Defense was out the window” — the outcome isn’t all that important. What college hoops fans are interested in are the players who shined. Here are four: Jahlil Okafor: The nation’s top-ranked recruit did not back down in the face of elite competition. Scouts believe Okafor is among the most offensively polished high school big men of the past decade... Cliff Alexander: Kansas’ frontcourt will be in good shape next season whether or not the Jayhawks land five-star center Myles Turner, the nation’s top uncommitted prospect. Alexander is an explosive athlete who excels on both ends of the floor... Emmanuel Mudiay: SMU narrowly missed out on an NCAA Tournament bid this season, but with Mudiay entering the fold, the Mustangs have an excellent shot to make the field in 2014... Stanley Johnson: One of the biggest reasons Arizona is being slotted near the top of way, way too early Top 25 projections is the arrival of Johnson, a versatile 6-foot-7 forward from Fullerton, Calif.

REGIONAL GAME RESULTS: In the closing seconds of regulation of the Jordan Regional Game, Miami commit Ja’Quan Newton let loose a jumper from the right wing that might have won the game for the Away team. But Desi Rodriguez, a 6-foot-6 forward out of Abraham Lincoln High School, jumped up with his hand extended and blocked the shot, sending the game to overtime. In the extra period, the Seton Hall-bound Rodriguez had 5 of his team’s 7 points, including a vicious dunk, as the Home team won, 102-99, at Barclays Center. “I just wanted to contest the shot,” Rodriguez said after finishing with 17 points and 4 rebounds. “I know Ja’Quan is a great player. I knew he was going to take the last shot and I just had to get up and get the block.” ... Rodriguez might easily have been awarded MVP honors for the winners, but it went instead to his future Seton Hall teammate Khadeen Carrington of Bishop Loughlin, who tallied 18 points and 7 boards for the winners. -- ZagsBlog

2014 JORDAN BRAND CLASSIC INTRO

For the second straight year, Barclays Center will serve as the host venue for the 13th annual Jordan Brand Classic. The nation’s premier high school all-star game will be held on April 18 in Brooklyn, NY.

Jordan Brand Classic will feature three epic bouts, beginning with an International Game at 2:30 p.m. EDT. This is the seventh year that the best young talent from around the globe will square off on-court, showcasing the world’s basketball talent. Following the International Game, the New York metropolitan area can support their favorite local talent in the Regional Game, tipping off at 4:30 p.m. The Regional Game is a “City vs. Suburbs” showdown that will feature the top prep players from the area.

Headlining the Jordan Brand Classic is the National Game, with tip-off slated for 7 p.m. EDT. This game serves as an annual showcase for the best talent at the high school level. Jordan Brand signature athletes including Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and Blake Griffin are all Jordan Brand Classic alums.

The top 26 prospects from across the country have been selected to play in the National Game. Teams are organized by geography.

2014 JORDAN CLASSIC EAST TEAM ROSTER:

Tyus Jones (Apple Valley, MN/Duke), Joel Berry (Lake Highland, FL/UNC), Isaiah Whitehead (Lincoln, NY/Seton Hall), LJ Peak (Gaffney, SC/Georgetown), Grayson Allen (Providence, FL/Duke), James Blackmon (Marion, IN/Indiana), Rashad Vaughn (Findlay, NV/UNLV), Kelly Oubre (Findlay, NV/Kansas), Justin Jackson (Homeschool Christian Youth Academy, TX/UNC), Reid Travis (De LaSalle, MN/Stanford), Trey Lyles (Arsenal Tech, IN/Kentucky), Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young, IL/Duke), Karl Towns (St. Joseph, NJ/Kentucky).

2014 JORDAN CLASSIC WEST TEAM ROSTER:

Emmanuel Mudiay (Prime Prep, TX/SMU), Tyler Ulis (Marian Catholic, IL/Kentucky), Devin Booker (Moss Point, MS/Kentucky), Kameron Chatman (Columbia Christian, OR/Michigan), Theo Pinson (Wesleyan Christian, NC/UNC), Justise Winslow (St. John’s, TX/Duke), Stanley Johnson (Master Dei, CA/Arizona), Cliff Alexander (Curie, IL/Kansas), Chris McCullough (IMG Academy/Syracuse), Myles Turner (Trinity, TX/Uncommitted), Daniel Hamilton (St. John Bosco, CA/UConn), D’Angelo Russell (Montverde Academy, FL/Ohio State), Shaqquan Aaron (Rainier Beach, WA/Louisville).

InsideHoops.com will be at the Jordan Brand Classic games and let you know what goes down.

2014 JORDAN BRAND CLASSIC REGIONAL GAME PLAYER LIST

Jordan Brand announced the rosters for the Jordan Brand Classic’s Regional Game, which will feature the top prep players from the greater New York area. The regional game will be played at Barclays Center on Friday, April 18 along with the International and All-American games.

The Regional Game will showcase top talent from the New York area, with players headed to schools such as Marquette, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Providence, Miami and Oklahoma State.

The Home Team includes Khadeen Carrington (Bishop Loughlin/Brooklyn, NY/Seton Hall), Adonis De La Rosa (Christ The King/Middle Village, NY/Undecided), Dwayne Foreman (Massanutten Military Academy/Woodstock, VA/Rutgers), Terry Larrier (Phelps School/Malvern, PA/VCU), Abdul-Malik Abu (Kimball Union Academy/Meriden, NH/NC State), Cheddi Mosely (St. Anthony /Jersey City, NJ/Boston U), Shavar Newkirk (Cardinal Hayes/Bronx, NY/St. Joe’s), Trayvon Reed (Life Center Academy/Burlington, NJ/Maryland), Desi Rodriguez (Abraham Lincoln/Brooklyn, NY/Seton Hall), Ismael Sanogo (East Side/Newark, NJ/Seton Hall) and Samson Usilo (Nazareth Regional/Brooklyn, NY/Manhattan).

The Away Team includes Paschal Chukwu (Fairfield College Prep/Fairfield, CT/Providence), Angel Delgado (The Patrick School/Elizabeth, NJ/Seton Hall), Devin Eke (Union Catholic/Scotch Plains, NJ/FDU), Kobie Eubanks (Our Savior New American/Centereach, NY/Undecided), Paul Jorgenson (Don Bosco Prep/Ramsey, NJ/GW), Ja’Quan Newton (SS Neumann-Goretti/Philadelphia, PA/Miami), Michael Nzei (Our Savior New American/Centereach, NY/Undecided), Marial Shayok (Blair Academy/Blairstown, NJ/Marquette), Sterling Taplin (Williamsville North/Williamsville, NY/Undecided), Jared Terrell (Brewster Academy/Wolfeboro, NH/Oklahoma State), Dominique Uhl (Point Pleasant Beach/Point Pleasant, NJ/Iowa) and Michael Williams (Bishop Loughlin/Brooklyn, NY/Rutgers).

The tripleheader begins with the International Game at 2:30 PM, followed by the Regional Game at 4:30 PM. The All-American Game tips off at 7:00 PM, and will be broadcast live on ESPN2.

The All-American Game will feature 26 of the top prospects in the country, including all of the Top-10 rated players from the ESPN 100, highlighted No.1 Jahlil Okafor (Chicago, IL/Duke), No. 2 Myles Turner (Bedford, TX/Undecided), No. 3 Cliff Alexander (Chicago, IL/Kansas), No. 4 Tyus Jones (Apple Valley, MN/Duke) and No. 5 Emmanuel Mudiay (Dallas, TX/Southern Methodist).

2013 JORDAN BRAND CLASSIC GAME RESULTS

Jabari Parker (Chicago, IL/Duke) earned co-Most Valuable Player honors tonight as he finished with 16 points and seven rebounds at the 12th annual Jordan Brand Classic. Sharing the co-MVP honors was Julius Randle (Dallas, TX/Kentucky), who had 19 points and seven rebounds.

The Jordan Brand Classic not only features future stars on the court, but many prominent celebrities such as Michael Jordan, CC Sabathia, Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire, Fabolous and JR Smith. In addition to the post-game performance by Drake, the X-Factor Drumline wowed fans during the International Game halftime. Saxophonist Mike Phillips and violinist Lee England, Jr. performed together during the National Game halftime show.

Other standouts in the game included Nigel Williams-Goss (Henderson, NV/Washington), who had 17 points for the West team and Andrew Wiggins (Huntington, VA/undecided) who had 19 points for the East.


2013 JORDAN BRAND CLASSIC INTRO

Today, Jordan Brand announced its star-filled roster for the 12th Annual Jordan Brand Classic, taking place on April 13 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Following in the footsteps of current Jordan athletes and former Jordan Brand Classic alumn Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and recently signed Blake Griffin, the next generation of superstar talent will take the floor in a nationally-televised game live on ESPN2.

Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc., has selected 22 of the top prospects in the country, including all of the Top-10 rated players from the ESPN 100, highlighted by No.1 Andrew Wiggins (Huntington, WV/Undecided), No. 2 Jabari Parker (Chicago, Duke), No. 3 Andrew Harrison (Ft. Bend, TX/Kentucky), No. 4 Julius Randle (Dallas, Undecided) and No. 5 Aaron Harrison (Ft. Bend, TX/Kentucky).

The Jordan Brand Classic event will also include a Regional Game, showcasing the top prep players from the New York metropolitan area in a “City vs. Suburbs” showdown, and the sixth annual International Game featuring the top 16-and-under players from around the world.

The tripleheader will begin with the International Game at 3:30 PM followed by the Regional Game at 5:30 PM, and the All-American Game at 8:00 PM. The International and regional rosters will be announced at a later date.

“This year’s roster could be one of the most talented in the 12 years of the Jordan Brand Classic – even with an alumni list that has become the who’s who of basketball,” said Larry Miller, President of Jordan Brand. “The event will be an incredible showcase of talent reaching millions of people around the world through ESPN2 and in person at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.”

Additional selections for this year’s event include Joel Embiid (Gainesville, FL/Kansas), Tyler Ennis (Newark, NJ/Syracuse), Aaron Gordon (San Jose, CA/Undecided), Kasey Hill (Montverde, FL/Florida), Kuran Iverson (Waynesboro, VA/Memphis), Rondae Jefferson (Chester, PA/Arizona), Dakari Johnson (Montverde, FL/Kentucky), Matt Jones (DeSoto, TX/Duke), Marcus Lee (Antioch, CA/Kentucky), Kennedy Meeks (Charlotte, NC/North Carolina), Bobby Portis (Little Rock, AR/Arkansas), Wayne Selden (Tilton, NH/Kansas), Noah Vonleh (New Hampton, NH/Indiana), Chris Walker (Bonifay, FL/Florida), Troy Williams (Mouth of Wilson, VA/Indiana), Nigel Williams-Goss (Henderson, NV/Washington) and James Young (Rochester, MI/Kentucky).

2013 Jordan Brand All-American Team

East Team (Home)

Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (School Location) College
Tyler Ennis PG 6-2 180 St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, NJ) Syracuse
Aaron Harrison SG 6-5 205 Travis H.S. (Ft. Bend, TX) Kentucky
Kasey Hill PG 6-0 170 Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL) Florida
Kuran Iverson SF 6-8 200 Fishburne Military School (Waynesboro, VA) Memphis
Rondae Jefferson SF 6-7 215 Chester H.S. (Chester, PA) Arizona
Kennedy Meeks C 6-9 275 West Charlotte H.S. (Charlotte, NC) North Carolina
Bobby Portis PF 6-9 225 Hall H.S. (Little Rock, AR) Arkansas
Julius Randle PF 6-9 225 Prestonwood Christian Academy (Dallas, TX) Undecided
Wayne Selden SG 6-5 220 The Tilton School (Tilton, NH) Kansas
Chris Walker C 6-10 195 Holmes County H.S. (Bonifay, FL) Florida
Andrew Wiggins SF 6-7 205 Huntington Prep (Huntington, WV) Undecided

West Team (Away)

Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (School Location) College
Joel Embiid C 7-0 230 The Rock School (Gainesville, FL) Kansas
Aaron Gordon PF 6-8 210 Archbishop Mitty H.S. (San Jose, CA) Undecided
Andrew Harrison PG 6-5 210 Travis H.S. (Ft. Bend, TX) Kentucky
Dakari Johnson C 6-10 250 Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL) Kentucky
Matt Jones SG 6-4 180 DeSoto H.S. (Dallas, TX) Duke
Marcus Lee C 6-9 200 Deer Valley H.S. (Antioch, CA) Kentucky
Jabari Parker SF 6-8 220 Simeon Career Academy (Chicago, IL) Duke
Noah Vonleh PF 6-8 220 New Hampton School (New Hampton, NH) Indiana
Troy Williams SF 6-7 190 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) Indiana
Nigel Williams-Goss PG 6-3 180 Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV) Washington
James Young SF 6-6 210 Rochester H.S. (Rochester, MI) Kentucky




---------- JANUARY 15, 2013 JORDAN BRAND CLASSIC NEWS

The 12th annual Jordan Brand Classic, the nation’s premier high school all-star game, will be held in Brooklyn, the birthplace of Michael Jordan, on April 13, 2013 at Barclays Center. The game had previously been held in Charlotte, North Carolina.

With hopes of following similar footsteps of Jordan Brand Classic alumni and Jordan Brand ambassadors such as Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and recently signed Blake Griffin, the next generation of superstar talent will take the floor in a nationally-televised game on ESPN2 live at Barclays Center.

Along with the National game, the 2013 Jordan Brand Classic will also include a Regional Game, showcasing the top prep players from the New York metropolitan area in a City vs. Suburbs showdown, and the sixth annual International Game featuring the top 16-and-under players from around the world.

“After spending two great years at Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena, we decided to bring the Jordan Brand Classic to Brooklyn at Barclays Center,” said Larry Miller, President of Jordan Brand. “We are extremely excited to host this incredible talent in a borough famous for high school basketball.”

“Brooklyn has been the home of many of the greatest-ever high school basketball players in the country, so it’s only fitting for Barclays Center to host the nation’s best high school all-star game,” Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark said. “We are proud to welcome the Jordan Brand Classic to Brooklyn and look forward to watching the future stars of the sport.”

Jordan Brand Classic Locations:

2013 - Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY)
2012 - Time Warner Cable Arena (Charlotte, North Carolina)
2011 - Time Warner Cable Arena (Charlotte, North Carolina)
2010 - Madison Square Garden (New York City)
2009 - Madison Square Garden (New York City)
2008 - Madison Square Garden (New York City)
2007 - Madison Square Garden (New York City)
2006 - Madison Square Garden (New York City)
2005 - Madison Square Garden (New York City)
2004 - Comcast Center (College Park, Maryland)
2003 - Verizon Center (Washington, DC)
2002 - Verizon Center (Washington, DC)

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OLDER JORDAN CLASSIC COVERAGE
April 16, 2011

Celebrating a decade of the top prep basketball competition, Jordan Brand yesterday announced with Kevin Durant of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder that the 2011 Jordan Brand Classic will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Time Warner Cable Arena. Durant was the 2006 co-Most Valuable Player of the Jordan Brand Classic.

The 2011 Jordan Brand Classic will feature the nations’ top prep players in a National Game, a Regional Game featuring the best high school players from the state of North Carolina in an East vs. West matchup, and an International Game with the top 17-and-under players from around the world.

“We are thrilled that for 10 years the Jordan Brand Classic has been the premier destination where the biggest names in youth basketball can display their talents in a competitive environment while also receiving teaching that will leave them equipped to reach their goals of being successful both on and off the court,” said Keith Houlemard, President of Jordan Brand.

Throughout its 10-year history, the Jordan Brand Classic has served as a stage for many of basketball’s top players to introduce their game to a national audience. Select alumni of the Jordan Brand Classic include Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Amar’e Stoudemire.

“The Jordan Brand Classic has always had a special place in my heart, as my last high school game and as a national springboard into my success in college and on the professional level,” said Chris Paul. “To hold the 10th anniversary game in my home state and where the brand truly started is a testament to all of the great players who have put on a Jordan Brand Classic jersey through the years.”

The 2011 Jordan Brand Classic All-American Team will be announced in February. In addition to the game, the Jordan Brand All-Americans also participate in activities that help reinforce the message of hard work extending beyond the hardwood and into the community.






2010 JORDAN CLASSIC
April 17, 2010

North Carolina-bound Harrison Barnes (Ames High School/Ames, IA) earned co-Most Valuable Player honors tonight at the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, as he finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds to lead the White Jerseys to the 129-125 victory over the Black Jerseys at the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic. Harrison Barnes was joined by co-MVP Kyrie Irving (St. Patrick High School/West Orange, NJ/Duke) who had 22 points, seven assists and four rebounds for the Black Jerseys.

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 Chris Paul, Jadakiss, DJ Clue, Mario, MC Lyte, Lee England, DJ Clark Kent, Skyzoo and Alex Thomas. Multi-platinum recording artist and actor Common headlined the halftime musical performance while R&B artist and songwriter Marsha Ambrosius performed the National Anthem.

Other statistical standouts included Josh Selby (Lake Clifton High School/Baltimore, MD/Kansas) with 21 points, Cory Joseph (Findlay Prep/Ontario, Canada/Undecided) with seven assists, Tristan Thompson (Findlay Prep/Ontario, Canada/Texas) with 13 rebounds and Jared Sullinger (Northland High School/Columbus, OH/Ohio State) with four blocks.

A highlight of the evening was college announcements in front of the Madison Square Garden crowd and national ESPN television audience from Josh Selby (Baltimore, MD) who committed to Kansas and New York City native Doron Lamb (Mouth of Wilson, VA), who announced that he will be attending Kentucky in the fall.

“This year’s Jordan Brand Classic marked another successful showcase of the top high school basketball players from all corners of the world and exciting musical entertainment,” said Keith Houlemard, President of Jordan Brand. “Madison Square Garden has hosted so many great legendary moments in the history of basketball and we are proud to use it as a platform to introduce the next stars of the game.”

Other players on the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic Team include Will Barton (Wolfeboro, NH/Memphis), Reggie Bullock (Kinston, NC/North Carolina), Tobias Harris (Dix Hills, NY/Tennessee), Perry Jones (Duncanville, TX/Baylor), Terrence Jones (Portland, OR/Undecided), Jelan Kendrick (Marietta, GA/Memphis), Brandon Knight (Fort Lauderdale, FL/Kentucky), C.J. Leslie (Raleigh, NC/Undecided), Kendall Marshall (Arlington, VA/North Carolina), Joshua Smith (Covington, WA/UCLA), Roscoe Smith (Mouth of Wilson, VA/Connecticut), DeShaun Thomas (Fort Wayne, IN/Ohio State) and Dion Waiters (Philadelphia, PA/Syracuse).

Previous Jordan Brand Classic MVPs have included Derrick Favors (Georgia Tech) and Renardo Sidney (Mississippi State) in 2009, Brandon Jennings (Milwaukee Bucks) and Tyreke Evans (Sacramento Kings) in 2008, Donte Greene (Sacramento Kings) and Corey Fisher (Villanova) in 2007, Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Thaddeus Young (Philadelphia 76ers) in 2006, Tyler Hansbrough (Indiana Pacers) and Andray Blatche (Washington Wizards) in 2005, Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic) in 2004, LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Shannon Brown (Los Angeles Lakers) in 2003, and Amar’e Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns) and Sean May (Sacramento Kings) in 2002.

The Jordan Brand Classic is an annual showcase of the top high school basketball players in the country, throughout the New York City region and internationally. The evening began with the Regional Game, as the Suburban All-Stars defeated the City All-Stars 137-133, led by co-Most Valuable Player Derrick Williams (St. Anthony High School/Jersey City, NJ/Richmond) with 19 points. He was joined by co-MVP Ryan Rhoomes (Cardozo High School/Bayside, NY/Undecided) who had 26 points and 10 rebounds. The third annual International game was highlighted by Malik Muller (Germany) with 21 points and five rebounds and Duane Notice (Canada) with 23 points and eight rebounds.

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2010 JORDAN CLASSIC GAME PREVIEW

The annual Jordan Classic features three games: An international game featuring the top 15-16 year old players from around the world, a New York regional game featuring the best players from New York City and state, and the big game that gets by far the most attention, the national Jordan classic game featuring the best high school basketball players in North America. All three games are played on the same day. As usual, this year's edition takes place in Madison Square Garden in New York City, on April 17, 2010.

2010 Jordan Classic National Game Rosters

Jordan all-american classic Jordan Brand announced today that the top 10 ranked ESPNU 100 players – No. 1 Harrison Barnes (Ames, IA/North Carolina), No. 2 Jared Sullinger (Columbus, OH/Ohio State), No. 3 Brandon Knight (Coral Springs, FL/Undecided), No. 4 Kyrie Irving (West Orange, NJ/Duke), No. 5 Tobias Harris (Dix Hills, NY/Tennessee), No. 6 Will Barton (Baltimore, MD/Memphis), No. 7 Josh Selby (Baltimore, MD/Undecided), No. 8 C.J. Leslie (Holly Springs, NC/Undecided), No. 9 Perry Jones (Duncanville, TX/Baylor) and No. 10 Tristan Thompson (Brampton, ONT/Texas) – will headline the nation’s best high school senior basketball players at the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic, presented by Foot Locker, at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, April 17 at 8:00 p.m. EST. This year’s event will once again be televised nationally live on ESPN2.

The Jordan Brand Classic will also continue to include a Regional Game, showcasing the top prep players from the New York City metropolitan area in a City vs. Suburbs showdown. In its third year of the event, an International Game will feature 16 of the top 17-and-under players from around the world.

“As our preeminent basketball game, the Jordan Brand Classic strives to put the top talent on the floor each year and this year is no exception as we will have the top 10 ranked players in the class of 2010,” said Keith Houlemard, President of Jordan Brand. “We are thrilled to host the nation’s best at the World’s Most Famous Arena in the biggest city in the U.S.”

Also selected for this year’s event are No. 11 Joshua Smith (Kentwood, WA/UCLA), No. 12 DeShaun Thomas (Fort Wayne, IN/Ohio State), No. 13 Terrence Jones (Portland, OR/Undecided), No. 15 Dion Waiters (Philadelphia, PA/Syracuse), No. 16 Reggie Bullock (Kinston, NC/North Carolina), No. 21 Cory Joseph (Toronto, ONT/Undecided), No. 22 Kendall Marshall (Dumfries, VA/North Carolina), No. 25 Doron Lamb (Laurelton, NY/Undecided), No. 29 Roscoe Smith (Baltimore, MD/Connecticut) and No. 43 Jelan Kendrick (Marietta, GA/Memphis).

The head coaches this year will be Doug Lipscomb of Wheeler High School (Marietta, GA) for the East team and Mark Migiishi of the Iolani School (Iolani, HI) for the West. The East assistant coaches are Charles Smith of Peabody Magnet High School (Alexandria, LA) and Greg Wise of Yates High School (Houston, TX). The West assistant coaches include Pat Strickland of Jefferson High School (Portland, OR) and Mike Peck of Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV)

Sponsored by Jordan Brand, the event is also annually attended by some of sport and entertainment’s biggest stars, who have included Michael Jordan, Spike Lee, CC Sabathia, Chris Paul, LL Cool J, Warren Sapp, Terrell Owens, Floyd Mayweather, Kanye West, Mya, Boyz II Men, Fat Joe, Ludacris, Ahmad Rashad and Vince Carter.

Recent Jordan Brand All-Americans have included NBA stars Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose as well as current NCAA standouts John Wall (Kentucky), DeMarcus Cousins (Kentucky), Xavier Henry (Kansas), Sherron Collins (Kansas), Derrick Favors (Georgia Tech), Greg Monroe (Georgetown), Willie Warren (Oklahoma) and Kyle Singler (Duke).

In addition to the game, the Jordan Brand All-Americans have a number of special events around New York City. Last year’s players held an autograph session at the Foot Locker House of Hoops, participated in a celebrity bowling event at Lucky Strikes, visited with kids from the Children’s Aid Society at the Dunlevy Millbank Center in Harlem and attended the annual awards dinner, where they received their All-American rings.

This year’s tripleheader will begin with the Regional Game at 3:30 p.m. followed by the International Game at 5:30 p.m., and the All-American Game at 8:00 p.m.

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2010 Jordan Classic Regional Game Rosters
Announced March 23, 2010

Jordan Brand announced today the rosters for the Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game, which will be a part of the Jordan Brand Classic, at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 17. The game will feature the top prep players from the New York City metropolitan area in a City vs. Suburbs showdown.

Heading to many of the top college programs in the northeast – including St. Johns, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Seton Hall, Kansas State, Temple, Rutgers, Boston, Vermont, Richmond, Manhattan, Stony Brook – the players represent one of the most talented classes in the history of the Regional Game.

The City Team will include Michael Alvarado (All Hallows/Bronx, NY), Maurice Barrow (Christ the King/Middle Village, NY), David Coley (Thomas Jefferson/Brooklyn, NY), Branden Frazier (Bishop Loughlin/Brooklyn, NY), Leory Isler (Boys & Girls/Brooklyn, NY), Kadeem Jack (Rice/New York, NY), Ryan Rhoomes (Cardozo/Bayside, NY), Jeffrey Short (John F. Kennedy/Bronx, NY), Shane Southwell (Rice/New York, NY) and Malik Thomas (Wadleigh/New York, NY).

The Suburban Team will feature Gilvydas Biruta (St. Benedict’s Prep/Newark, NJ), Aaron Brown (St. Benedict’s Prep/Newark, NJ), Fuquan Edwin (Paterson Catholic/Paterson, NJ), Marcus Henderson (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh, NY), Antoine Mason (New Rochelle/New Rochelle, NY), J.J. Moore (South Kent School/South Kent, CT), Jason Morris (The Hotchkiss School/Lakeville, CT), Ronald Roberts (Saint Peter’s Preparatory/Jersey City, NJ), Brian Voelkel (Iona Preparatory/New Rochelle, NY) and Derrick Williams (St. Anthony/Jersey City, NJ).

The City Team will be coached by Paul Gilvary (Holy Cross High School/Flushing, NY) and Edwin Gonzalez (Bishop Loughlin High School/Brooklyn, NY) while the Suburban Team will be have Mike Kelly (Saint Peter’s Preparatory School/Jersey City, NJ) and Bill Murphy (New Rochelle High School/New Rochelle, NY) on the bench.

The event is also annually attended by some of sport and entertainment’s biggest stars, who have included Michael Jordan, Spike Lee, CC Sabathia, Chris Paul, LL Cool J, Warren Sapp, Terrell Owens, Floyd Mayweather, Kanye West, Mya, Boyz II Men, Fat Joe, Ludacris, Ahmad Rashad and Vince Carter.

This year’s tripleheader will begin with the Regional Game at 3:30 p.m. ET followed by the International Game at 5:30 p.m., and the All-American Game at 8:00 p.m.

The International Game will feature the top 15-16 year old players from around the world, including 10 European players, who were recently selected at a Jordan Brand training camp held in Istanbul, Turkey on March 6-7. Additional players from China, Brazil and Africa will also join the International Team – roster to be announced at a later date.

The All-American Game of the Jordan Brand Classic will include the top 20 players in the country including the top-ten ranked ESPNU 100 prospects No. 1 Harrison Barnes (Ames, IA/North Carolina), No. 2 Jared Sullinger (Columbus, OH/Ohio State), No. 3 Brandon Knight (Coral Springs, FL/Undecided), No. 4 Kyrie Irving (West Orange, NJ/Duke), No. 5 Tobias Harris (Dix Hills, NY/Tennessee), No. 6 Will Barton (Baltimore, MD/Memphis), No. 7 Josh Selby (Baltimore, MD/Undecided), No. 8 C.J. Leslie (Holly Springs, NC/Undecided), No. 9 Perry Jones (Duncanville, TX/Baylor) and No. 10 Tristan Thompson (Brampton, ONT/Texas.

2010 Jordan Classic City Team
# Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. High School (School Location) College
1 Shane Southwell W 6-6 185 Rice High School (New York, NY) Kansas St.
2 Branden Frazier SG 6-3 180 Bishop Loughlin High School (Brooklyn, NY) Undecided
5 Jeffrey Short SG 6-3 180 John F. Kennedy High School (Bronx, NY) Undecided
10 David Coley G 6-2 180 Thomas Jefferson High School (Brooklyn, NY) Stonybrook
15 Maurice Barrow SF 6-5 210 Christ the King High School (Middle Village, NY) Undecided
21 Leroy Isler SF 6-5 185 Boys & Girls High School (Brooklyn, NY) Undecided
22 Kadeem Jack PF 6-8 210 Rice High School (New York, NY) Undecided
24 Malik Thomas SF 6-6 175 Wadleigh High School (New York, NY) Boston U.
31 Michael Alvarado PG 6-2 190 All Hallows High School (Bronx, NY) Manhattan
34 Ryan Rhoomes PF/C 6-8 205 Cardozo High School (Bayside, NY) Undecided

Coaches: Paul Gilvary (Holy Cross High School/Flushing, NY)
Edwin Gonzalez (Bishop Loughlin High School/Brooklyn, NY)

2010 Jordan Classic Suburban Team
# Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. High School (School Location) College
3 Marcus Henderson PG 5-6 140 Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY) Undecided
14 Antoine Mason SG 6-2 185 New Rochelle High School (New Rochelle, NY) Undecided
20 Aaron Brown SG 6-5 185 St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, NJ) Temple
21 Jason Morris SF 6-6 204 The Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, CT) Georgia Tech
22 Fuquan Edwin W 6-5 200 Paterson Catholic High School (Paterson, NJ) Seton Hall
24 Ronald Roberts PF 6-7 210 Saint Peter’s Preparatory School (Jersey City, NJ) St. John’s
30 Gilvydas Biruta PF 6-8 240 St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, NJ) Rutgers
32 Derrick Williams PF 6-6 250 St. Anthony High School (Jersey City, NJ) Richmond
33 Brian Voelkel SF/PF 6-5 215 Iona Preparatory School (New Rochelle, NY) Vermont
44 J.J. Moore SF 6-5 200 South Kent School (South Kent, CT) Pittsburgh

Coaches: Mike Kelly (Saint Peter’s Preparatory School/Jersey City, NJ)
Bill Murphy (New Rochelle High School/New Rochelle, NY)

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2008 JORDAN CLASSIC

Jordan all-american classicTyreke Evans (Aston, PA/Undecided), Brandon Jennings (Mouth of Wilson, VA/Arizona) and Samardo Samuels (Newark, NJ/Louisville) will headline the nation’s top 21 high school senior basketball players at the 2008 Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 19 at 9:00 p.m. EST. This year’s event will be televised nationally live on ESPN2.

The Jordan Brand Classic will also continue to include a regional game, showcasing the top prep players from the New York City metropolitan area in a City vs. Suburbs showdown. New to the event this year will be an international game featuring 16 of the top 17-and-under players from Europe, Asia and Africa. A portion of the proceeds will once again benefit the New York City-based charity, The Children’s Aid Society.

In addition to Evans, Jennings and Samuels, the Jordan Brand All-American Team also includes Al-Farouq Aminu (Norcross, GA/Wake Forest), William Buford (Toledo, OH/Ohio State), Ed Davis (Richmond, VA/UNC), Demar DeRozan (Compton, CA/Southern Cal), Michael Dunigan (Chicago, IL/Oregon), Devin Ebanks (Oakdale, CT/Indiana), Drew Gordon (San Jose, CA/UCLA), JaMychal Green (Montgomery, AL/Alabama), Jrue Holiday (N. Hollywood, CA/UCLA), Scotty Hopson (Hopkinsville, KY/Undecided), Malcolm Lee (Riverside, CA/UCLA), Greg Monroe (Harvey, LA/Georgetown), B.J. Mullens (Canal Winchester, OH/Ohio State), Delvon Roe (Lakewood, OH/Michigan State), Iman Shumpert (Oak Park, IL/Georgia Tech), Kemba Walker (New York, NY/Connecticut), Willie Warren (North Crowley, TX/Oklahoma), Tony Woods (Rome, GA/Wake Forest).

The 2007 Jordan Brand Classic was highlighted by a co-MVP performance from two of the top freshman in the Big East this year, Donte Greene from Syracuse and Corey Fisher from Villanova. Fisher posted 12 points and a game-record 10 assists as he led his team to a 127-119 victory. Greene finished with 20 points in only 17 minutes of action.

“Over the six-year history of the Jordan Brand Classic we have accumulated a prominent list of alumni,” said Garry Cook, President of Jordan Brand. “This year’s game is no different as the elite players in the country will once again step foot in the World’s Most Famous Arena and benefit a great cause in the Children’s Aid Society.”Sponsored by Jordan Brand, the event is also annually attended by some of sport and entertainment’s biggest stars, who have included Michael Jordan, Spike Lee, LL Cool J, Warren Sapp, Terrell Owens, Floyd Mayweather, Kanye West, Fat Joe, Ludacris, Ahmad Rashad and Vince Carter.

Recent Jordan Brand All-Americans have included NBA stars Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Amarè Stoudemire, Dwight Howard and Kevin Durant as well as current NCAA standouts Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina), Derrick Rose (Memphis), Eric Gordon (Indiana), Jerryd Bayless (Arizona) and D.J. White (Indiana).

This year’s event tripleheader will begin with an International Game at 4:00 p.m. followed by the Regional Game at 6:30 p.m., and the All-American Game at 9:00 p.m. The international and regional rosters will be announced in early March.

Full rosters with more info about each player coming soon.

InsideHoops.com previews, covers and reviews the Jordan Classic, so be here for everything you could want to know about the event and players involved.








2007 JORDAN CLASSIC

The 2007 Jordan Classic basketball game took place Saturday night in Madison Square Garden. It was a fun show. Team Yellow, who got 16 points from both Eric Gordan and Kyle Singler, beat Team Royal, who got 20 points from Donte Greene and 17 points from Jerryd Bayless. The final score was 127-119, Yellow victorious.

The game's Most Valuable Players were Corey Fisher for the winning Yellow squad and Greene for Team Black. Fisher shot just 4-of-14 to get his 12 points but he also dished 10 assists and created countless other plays with his dribble penetration and thrilling passes. Greene, an awesome athlete, shot 7-of-12 for his 20 points and also had 3 rebounds and 2 assists.

2007 JORDAN BRAND ALL-AMERICAN CLASSIC BASKETBALL GAME PREVIEW

Jordan Brand announced today that O.J. Mayo (Huntington, WV/Southern Cal), Derrick Rose (Chicago, IL/Memphis) and Eric Gordon (Indianapolis, IN/Indiana) headline the nation’s top 20 high school senior basketball players at the 2007 Jordan Brand All-American Classic at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 21st.

This year’s event will be televised nationally live on ESPN2. InsideHoops.com will have full previews, coverage and recaps of the 2007 Jordan Classic.
The Jordan Brand Basketball All-American Classic will also continue to include a regional game, showcasing the top prep players from the New York City metropolitan area in a City vs. Suburbs showdown.

“There have been so many stars in the Jordan Classic over the years,” said O.J. Mayo, who has been an All-USA Today first-team selection since his sophomore season. “I am thrilled to play my final high school game at Madison Square Garden with the best players in the country.”

In addition to Mayo, Rose and Gordon, the Jordan Brand All-American Basketball Team also includes Jerryd Bayless (Phoenix, AZ/Arizona), Michael Beasley (Fitchburg, MA/Kansas State), Nick Calathes (Winter Park, FL/Florida), Corey Fisher (Elizabeth, NJ/Villanova), Austin Freeman (Hyattsville, MD/Georgetown), Donte Greene (Towson, MD/Syracuse), Blake Griffin (Edmond, OK/Oklahoma), Gary Johnson (Houston, TX/Texas), Jeffrey Jordan (Wilmette, IL/Undecided), Kosta Koufos (Canton, OH/Ohio State), Jai Lucas (Houston, TX/Undecided), Chandler Parsons (Winter Park, FL/Florida), Patrick Patterson (Huntington, WV/Undecided), Kyle Singler (Medford, OR/Duke), Durrell Summers (Redford, MI/Michigan State) and Chris Wright (Washington, DC/Georgetown) and Chris Wright (Trotwood, OH/Dayton).

The 2006 Jordan Brand All-American Classic was highlighted by a co-MVP performance from two of the NCAA’s top players this year, Kevin Durant from the University of Texas and Thaddeus Young from Georgia Tech. Young posted 28 points and 13 rebounds to lead his team to a 108-95 victory. Durant finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and three blocks.

“These Jordan Brand Basketball All-Americans continue to represent the future of basketball,” said Larry Miller, President of Jordan Brand. “The game will again feature the best players in the country at the World’s Most Famous Arena and benefit a great cause in the Children’s Aid Society.”

The Jordan basketball Classic is also annually attended by some of sport and entertainment’s biggest stars, who have included Michael Jordan, Spike Lee, LL Cool J, Warren Sapp, Terrell Owens, Floyd Mayweather, Kanye West, Ahmad Rashad, Al Harrington and Vince Carter. Atlanta-based rap sensation, T.I., performed at the 2006 All-American game.

Recent Jordan Brand All-Americans have included NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Amare Stoudemire, Dwight Howard and Chris Paul as well as current NCAA standouts Durant, Young, Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina), Brandan Wright (North Carolina), Corey Brewer (Florida), D.J. White (Indiana) and Spencer Hawes (Washington).

In addition to the game, the Jordan Brand All-Americans have a number of special events around New York City. Last year’s players held an autograph session at a local Foot Locker with artists Fat Joe and Trey Songz, participated in a basketball clinic at the Children’s Aid Society’s Dunlevy Milbank Center in Harlem for over 100 New York City kids, visited Ground Zero, toured BET’s studios and attended an intimate awards dinner with Michael Jordan where they received their All-American rings.

InsideHoops.com will provide complete previews, coverage and recaps of the 2007 Jordan Brand All-American Classic basketball game.

This year’s event doubleheader will begin with the Regional Game at 6:30 p.m., followed by the All-American Game at 9:00 p.m. The regional rosters will be announced in early March.

2007 JORDAN BRAND ALL-AMERICAN BASKETBALL TEAM ROSTERS

Yellow Jerseys (Away):
No. Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. High School (School Location) College
1 Derrick Rose PG 6-3 194 Simeon High School (Chicago, IL) Memphis
11 Corey Fisher PG 6-0 175 St. Patrick’s High School (Elizabeth, NJ) Villanova
6 Jai Lucas PG 5-10 160 Bellaire High School (Houston, TX) Undecided
23 Eric Gordon WG 6-4 204 North Central High School (Indianapolis, IN) Indiana
5 Austin Freeman WG 6-4 185 DeMatha Catholic High School (Hyattsville, MD) Georgetown
33 Kyle Singler WF 6-8 210 South Medford High School (Medford, OR) Duke
34 Chris Wright WF 6-7 202 Trotwood-Madison High School (Trotwood, OH) Dayton
15 Blake Griffin C 6-9 230 Oklahoma Christian School (Edmond, OK) Oklahoma
2 Gary Johnson PF 6-7 220 Aldine High School (Houston, TX) Texas
41 DeAndre Jordan C 7-0 240 Christian Life Center (Houston, TX) Texas A&M
32 Jeff Robinson SF 6-5 195 St. Patrick’s High School (Elizabeth, NJ) Memphis

Head Coach: Kevin Boyle, St. Patrick High School (Elizabeth, NJ)
Assistant Coach: Dennis Murphy, South Medford High School (South Medford, OR)
Assistant Coach: Rob Smith, Simeon Vocational (Chicago, IL)

Royal Jerseys (Home):

No. Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. High School (School Location) College
32 Jerryd Bayless WG 6-3 193 St. Mary’s High School (Phoenix, AZ) Arizona
33 Nick Calathes WG 6-5 195 Lake Howell High School (Winter Park, FL) Florida
20 Donte Greene PF 6-9 217 Towson Catholic High School (Towson, MD) Syracuse
9 Jeffrey Jordan PG 6-0 165 Loyola Academy (Wilmette, IL) Undecided
31 Kosta Koufos C 7-0 252 Glen Oak High School (Canton, OH) Ohio State
1 Kalin Lucas PG 6-0 165 St. Mary’s Prep (Orchard Lake, MI) Michigan St.
23 O.J. Mayo** PG 6-5 215 Huntington High School (Huntington, WV) Southern Cal
25 Chandler Parsons WF 6-8 190 Lake Howell High School (Winter Park, FL) Florida
54 Patrick Patterson PF 6-8 228 Huntington High School (Huntington, WV) Undecided
15 Durrell Summers WF 6-6 195 Covenant High School (Redford, MI) Michigan St.
3 Chris Wright PG 6-0 190 St. John’s College Prep (Washington, DC) Georgetown

** Selected for the Jordan Brand All-American Team, but unable to participate in the game

Head Coach: Steve Smith, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA)
Assistant Coach: Norm Persin, Oak Hill High School (Oak Hill, OH)
Assistant Coach: Willie West, Crenshaw High School (Los Angeles, CA)


Those are the national team Jordan Classic basketball rosters. That's the big game. But since the event takes place in New York City, the Jordan Classic also features a regional game featuring local players. Here are those rosters:

2007 JORDAN BRAND NYC REGIONAL BASKETBALL TEAM ROSTERS

City Team:

No. Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. High School (School Location) College
50 Darion Benbow C 6-9 195 St. Raymond’s High School (Bronx, NY) Lafayette
3 Malik Boothe PG 5-8 160 Christ the King High School (Middle Village, NY) St. John’s
5 Mike Cavataio SG 6-4 190 St. Francis Prep (Fresh Meadows, NY) St. John’s
10 Gerald Colds PG 6-0 160 St. Raymond’s High School (Bronx, NY) Drexel
42 Jabari Edwards C 6-10 200 St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, NJ) George Washington
21 Andrew Gabriel PF 6-6 195 Christ the King High School (Middle Village, NY) Undecided
14 Mike Glover SF 6-8 220 American Christian School (Aston, PA) Seton Hall
23 Jamie Harris PG 6-0 165 Wing’s Academy (Bronx, NY) Drexel
1 Nathaniel Lester SF 6-4 185 Canarsie High School (Brooklyn, NY) Hofstra
11 Zamal Nixon SG 6-2 170 Boys & Girls High School (Brooklyn, NY) Undecided
0 Devon Peterson SG 6-2 175 Abraham Lincoln High School (Brooklyn, NY) Hofstra

Head Coach: Oliver Antigua, St. Raymond’s High School (Bronx, NY)

Assistant Coach: Ruth Lovelace, Boys & Girls High School (Brooklyn, NY)

Suburban Team:

No. Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. High School (School Location) College
24 Rashad Bishop SG 6-6 215 St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, NJ) Cincinnati
11 Matt Bryan-Amaning PF 6-9 235 South Kent Prep (South Kent, CT) Washington
12 TJ Carey SG 6-2 175 St. Dominic High School (Oyster Bay, NY) Harvard
1 Corey Chandler PG 6-2 185 East Side High School (Newark, NJ) Rutgers
21 Mike Coburn PG 6-0 195 Mount Vernon High School (Mount Vernon, NY) Rutgers
3 Rashon Dwight PG 6-3 175 Bloomfield Tech High School (Bloomfield, NJ) Iona
42 Pat Hazel PF 6-7 220 Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ) Marquette
33 Idris Hilliard SF 6-7 210 The Hun School (Princeton, NJ) St. Joseph’s
15 Corey Raji SF 6-6 205 Westwood High School (Washington Twp., NJ) Boston College
32 Chris Smith SG 6-3 185 St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, NJ) Undecided
4 Alex Wangmene PF 6-9 230 Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ) Texas

Head Coach: Phil Colicchio, Linden High School (Linden, NJ)

Assistant Coach: Raphael Chillious, South Kent School (South Kent, CT)



Jordan Brand All-American Classic Alumni List

Hassan Adams (Red ’02) - Arizona (New Jersey)
LaMarcus Aldridge (White ’04) - Texas (Portland) 
Shagari Alleyne (Black ’03) - Kentucky
Carmelo Anthony (Red ’02) - Syracuse, NBA (Denver)
Kelenna Azubuike (Red ’02) - Kentucky, NBA (Golden St)
Andray Blatche (White '05) - NBA (Washington)
Eric Boateng (White '05) - Arizona State
Corey Brewer (White ’04) - Florida
Jon Brockman (White '05) - Washington
Dee Brown (Red ’02) - Illinois (Utah)
Denham Brown (White ’02) - Connecticut
Shannon Brown (Silver ’03) - Michigan State (Cleveland)
Keith Brumbaugh (White '05) - Oklahoma State
Greg Brunner (Red ’02) - Iowa
Evan Burns (White ’02)
Andrew Bynum (Gray '05) - NBA (LA Lakers)
Demond Carter (Black '06) - Baylor
Sherron Collins (White '06) - Kansas
Lewis Clinch (White '05) - Georgia Tech
Joe Crawford (White ’04) - Kentucky
Duke Crews (White '06) - Tennessee
Jamareo Davidson (Silver ’03) - Alabama
Ra’Sean Dickey (Black ’04) - Georgia Tech
Devan Downey (Gray '05) - South Carolina
Micah Downs (White '05) - Gonzaga
Kevin Durant (Black '06) - Texas
Ndudi Ebi (Silver ’03) - NBA (Dallas)
Wayne Ellington (White '06) - North Carolina
Monta Ellis (White '05) - NBA (Golden State)
Gary Ervin (Black ’03) - Mississippi State
Jordan Farmar (Black ’04) - UCLA (LA Lakers)
Levance Fields (Gray '05) - Pittsburgh
Brandon Foust (Black ’03) - Southeast Missouri
Travis Garrison (White ’02) - Maryland
Rudy Gay (White ’04) - Connecticut (Memphis)
Daniel Gibson (Black ’04) - Texas
J.R. Giddens (Silver ’03) - New Mexico
John Gilchrist (White ’02) - Maryland
Justin Gray (Red ’02) - Wake Forest
Malik Hairston (Black ’04) - Oregon
Tyler Hansbrough (Gray '05) - North Carolina
Dion Harris (Silver ’03) - Michigan
Paul Harris (Black '06) - Syracuse
Spencer Hawes (White '06) - Washington
Richard Hendrix (White '05) - Alabama
Jeff Horner (White ’02) - Iowa
Dwight Howard (Black ’04) - NBA (Orlando)
Kris Humphries (Black ’03) - Minnesota, NBA (Toronto)
Ekene Ibekwe (Silver ’03) - Maryland
Andre Iguodala (White ’02) - Arizona, NBA (Philadelphia)
Jarrett Jack (White ’02) - Georgia Tech, NBA (Portland)
LeBron James (Black ’03) - NBA (Cleveland)
Al Jefferson (White ’04) - NBA (Boston)
Brian Johnson (Black ’04) - Mississippi State
Alexander Johnson (Red ’02) - Florida State (Memphis)
Mike Jones (Black '06) - South Carolina
Alexander Kaun (White ’04) - Kansas
Curtis Kelly (White '06) - Connecticut
Jon Kreft (White '06)
Tywon Lawson (Black '06) - North Carolina
Linas Kleiza (Black ’03) - Missouri, NBA (Denver)
Andrew Lavender (Black ’03) - Xavier
Vernon Macklin (Black '06) - Georgetown
Emanuel "Tiki" Mayben (White '05)
Mike Mercer (White '05) - Georgia
Rashad McCants (White ’02) - N. Carolina, NBA (Minn.)
Jimmy McKinney (Red ’02) - Missouri
Sean May (White ’02) - N. Carolina, NBA (Charlotte)
CJ Miles (Gray '05) - NBA (Utah) 
Taurean Minor (Silver ’03) - LSU
Obi Muenelo (Black '06) - Oklahoma State
Greg Oden (Black '06) - Ohio State
Chris Paul (Silver ’03) - Wake Forest, NBA (NO-OKC)
A.J. Price (White ’04) - Connecticut
Shavlik Randolph (Red ’02) - Duke, NBA (Philadelphia)
J.J. Redick (Red ’02) - Duke (Orlando)
Jason Rich (White ’04) - Florida State
Russell Robinson (Black ’04) - Kansas
Chris Rodgers (Red ’02) - Arizona
Kevin Rogers (Gray '05) - Baylor
Magnum Rolle (Gray '05) - LSU
Rajon Rondo (White ’04) - Kentucky (Boston)
Jon Scheyer (White '06) - Duke
DeShawn Sims (White '06) - Michigan
Courtney Sims (Silver ’03) - Michigan
Edgar Sosa (White '06) - Louisville
Aaron Spears (Red ’02) - St. John's 
Rodrick Stewart (Black ’03) - Kansas
Amare Stoudemire (White ’02) - NBA (Phoenix)
DaJuan Summers (Black '06) - Georgetown
Isaiah Swann (Black ’04) - Florida State
Michael Thompson (White ’02) - Northwestern
Robert Vaden (Black ’04) - Alabama-Birmingham
Von Wafer (Black ’03) - Florida St., NBA (LA Lakers)
Martell Webster (White '05) - NBA (Portland)
D.J. White (Black ’04) - Indiana
Louis Williams (Gray '05) - NBA (Philadelphia)
Shawne Williams (Gray '05) - Memphis (Indiana)
Kennedy Winston (White ’02) - Alabama
Brandan Wright (Red ’02) - North Carolina
Demond Carter (Black '06) - Baylor
Dorell Wright (White ’04) - NBA (Miami)
Julian Wright (Gray '05) - Kansas
Thaddeus Young (White '06) - Georgia Tech
Brian Zoubek (Black '06) - Duke

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2006 Jordan Classic

The 2006 Jordan All-American Classic is scheduled this year for Saturday, April 22nd. The Jordan Classic now has a new name, expanding to the “All-American” title for the first time. Th 2006 Jordan Classic will feature the country’s top high school seniors and be televised nationally once again on ESPN2 and ESPNU. The Jordan All-American Classic will also include a regional game, showcasing the top prep players from the New York City metropolitan area in a City vs. Suburbs showdown. A portion of the proceeds will once again benefit the New York City-based charity The Children’s Aid Society.

This year’s Jordan All-American Team includes Demond Carter (Reserve, LA/Baylor), Sherron Collins (Chicago, IL/Kansas), Duke Crews (Hampton, VA/Tennessee), Kevin Durant (Rockville, MD/Texas), Wayne Ellington (Merion, PA/North Carolina), Paul Harris (Fitchburg, MA/Syracuse), Spencer Hawes (Seattle, WA/Washington), Mike Jones (Hopkins, SC/Syracuse), Curtis Kelly (New York, NY/Connecticut), Jonathan Kreft (Parkland, FL/Florida State), Tywon Lawson (Mouth of Wilson, VA/North Carolina), Vernon Macklin (Chatham, VA/Georgetown), Obi Muonelo (Edmond, OK/Oklahoma State), Jon Scheyer (Northbrook, IL/Duke), DeShawn Sims (Detroit, MI/Michigan), Edgar Sosa (New York, NY/Louisville), DaJuan Summers (Owings Mills, MD/Georgetown), Brandan Wright (Brentwood, TN/North Carolina), Thaddeus Young (Memphis, TN/Georgia Tech), Brian Zoubek (Haddonfield, NJ/Duke).

Greg Oden (Indianapolis, IN/Ohio State) was also selected to the Jordan All-American Team, but is unable to participate in the game.

“These All-Americans represent the elite talent in high school basketball,” said Michael Jordan. “The game will once again be an incredible showcase of athleticism — I am looking forward to watching them in person this April at the Garden.”

Recent Jordan All-Americans have included NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Amare Stoudemire, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul and Andre Iguodala as well as current NCAA standouts JJ Redick (Duke), Dee Brown (Illinois), Hassan Adams (Arizona), LaMarcus Aldridge (Texas), Daniel Gibson (Texas), Rajon Rondo (Kentucky), Shannon Brown (Michigan State), Rudy Gay (Connecticut) and Justin Gray (Wake Forest).

2006 JORDAN CLASSIC ROSTERS

RED TEAM (AWAY):

PG Demond Carter 5-10 165
- Reserve Christian School (Reserve, LA) Commit to Baylor

PG Tywon Lawson 5-11 175
- Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) Commit to North Carolina

SG Paul Harris 6-4 210
- Notre Dame Preparatory School (Fitchburg, MA) Commit to Syracuse

SG Obi Muonelo 6-4 210
- Santa Fe High School (Edmond, OK) Commit to Oklahoma State

SF Mike Jones 6-6 210
- Lower Richland High School (Hopkins, SC) Commit to Syracuse

SF Kevin Durant 6-10 190
- Montrose Christian School (Rockville, MD) Commit to Texas

SF DaJuan Summers 6-9 225
- McDonogh High School (Owings Mills, MD) Commit to Georgetown

PF Brandan Wright 6-9 200
- Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, TN) Commit to North Carolina

C Vernon Macklin 6-9 210
- Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA) Commit to Georgetown

C Greg Oden** 7-0 240
- Lawrence North High School (Indianapolis, IN) Commit to Ohio State

C Brian Zoubek 7-1 270
- Haddonfield Memorial High School (Haddonfield, NJ) Commit to Duke

** Selected for the Jordan All-American Team, but unable to participate in the game

BLUE TEAM (HOME):

PG Sherron Collins 5-11 170
- Crane Technical Prep (Chicago, IL) Commit to Kansas

PG Edgar Sosa 6-2 170
- Rice High School (New York, NY) Commit to Louisville

SG Wayne Ellington 6-4 190
- The Episcopal Academy (Merion, PA) Commit to North Carolina

SG Jon Scheyer 6-5 180
- Glenbrook North High School (Northbrook, IL) Commit to Duke

SF Thaddeus Young 6-9 200
- Mitchell Road High School (Memphis, TN) Commit to Georgia Tech

PF Duke Crews 6-7 225
- Bethel High School (Hampton, VA) Commit to Tennessee

PF Curtis Kelly 6-8 215
- Rice High School (New York, NY) Commit to Connecticut

PF DeShawn Sims 6-7 225
- Pershing High School (Detroit, MI) Commit to Michigan

C Spencer Hawes 6-11 225
- Seattle Prep School (Seattle, WA) Commit to Washington

C Jonathan Kreft 7-0 240
- Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, FL) Commit to Florida State



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2005 JORDAN CLASSIC | April 14, 2005

This year's event is at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 16th. Jordan unveiled the National Game roster, which will feature the country’s top high school seniors and be televised nationally on ESPN2 (complete player rosters are included on the following page). The 2005 Jordan Classic will also include a regional game, showcasing the top prep players from the New York City metropolitan area.

The event was previously held in Washington, DC for 31 years, including the past three years with Jordan as the title sponsor. During that time, the participants included current NBA stars LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudamire and Dwight Howard and current NCAA standouts Chris Paul (Wake Forest), Rashad McCants (North Carolina), Sean May (North Carolina), John Gilchrist (Maryland), Dee Brown (Illinois), J.J. Redick (Duke) and J.R. Giddens (Kansas).

“We are thrilled to be showcasing the top national and local high school athletes at the world’s most famous arena,” said Michael Jordan. “The Jordan Classic will be an exciting showcase, which we look forward to hosting in New York City as an annual event.”

“New York City has a rich history in high school basketball and we are thrilled to host the nation’s top prep players in this prestigious event,” said Joel Fisher, Senior Vice President, Sports Properties for Madison Square Garden. “It will be great to have Michael Jordan back at the Garden and we anticipate tremendous support for the event from our loyal basketball fans.”

“We are delighted to welcome the 2005 Jordan Classic to New York City,” said New York City Sports Commissioner Kenneth J. Podziba. “There’s no better place to showcase the top high school talent in the country than Madison Square Garden-the Mecca of basketball.”

A portion of each ticket sold will benefit The Children’s Aid Society, a large non-profit children’s agency based in New York City.

The 2005 Jordan Classic will be nationally televised live on ESPN U.

The head coaches will be Maurice Hicks of Rice High School (New York, NY) and Bob Oliva of Christ the King High School (Middle Village, NY).

Hicks began his coaching career in 1990 at Louis D. Brandeis High School in New York City, where he won his first city championship in 1992. In 1994, he returned to Rice High School, where he spent three years as a student, and guided Rice to four Catholic city titles and four state Federation crowns. This season Rice finished with a 22-5 record, won the CHSAA Bronx/Manhattan title and advanced to the CHSAA Class AA City Title game. Hicks’ assistants are Lorenzo Hands of Palm Beach Lakes High School (West Palm Beach, Fla.) and Luther Riley of Provine High School (Jackson, Miss).

“It’s an honor to be selected to coach in the Jordan Classic,” said Hicks. “This is a great event for a great city and I’m certain fans will appreciate the terrific high school basketball showcase.”

Since Oliva was named Christ the King’s Varsity coach in 1981, he has the led the Royals to 14 Brooklyn Queens Championships and four City Championships. Oliva has been named New York City Coach of the Year six times and in 1989 was named National Coach of the Year. For his career, Oliva has amassed a record of 477-163. This season the Royals finished with a 24-3 record, ranked No. 15 in USA Today’s Super 25 poll and advanced to the AA CHSAA City Semifinals. Oliva’s assistants are Mike Jones of DeMatha Catholic High School (Hyattsville, Md.) and Timmy Byrd of Reserve Christian High School (Reserve, La).

“I am thrilled to be selected to coach in this prestigious basketball event,” said Oliva. “It’s a great opportunity to coach the nation’s top players at the world’s most famous arena.”

The event doubleheader will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the Regional Game, followed by the National Game at 8:00 p.m.

2005 Jordan Classic National - White Team
Name Pos. Hometown College
Andray Blatche C Syracuse, NY NBA Wizards
Eric Boateng C London, England Duke
Jon Brockman PF Snohomish, WA Washington
Keith Brumbaugh SF DeLand, FL Oklahoma State
Lewis Clinch SG Cordele, GA Georgia Tech
Micah Downs SG Bothel, WA Kansas
Monta Ellis (inj.) PG Jackson, MS Mississippi St.
Richard Hendrix PF Athens, AL Alabama
Tiki Mayben PG Troy, NY Syracuse
Mike Mercer SG Loganville, GA Georgia
Martell Webster SF Edmond, WA NBA Blazers

Head Coach: Maurice Hicks, Rice HS (New York, NY)
Asst Coach: Lorenzo Hands, Palm Beach Lakes (W. Palm Beach, FL)
Asst Coach: Luther Riley, Provine HS (Jackson, MS)



2005 Jordan Classic National - Grey Team
Name Pos. Hometown College
Andrew Bynum C Plainsboro, NJ NBA Lakers
Devan Downey PG Chester, SC Cincinnati
Levance Fields PG Brooklyn, NY Pittsburgh
Tyler Hansbrough PF Poplar Bluff, MO North Carolina
Calvin Miles SF Dallas, TX NBA Jazz
Kevin Rogers PF Dallas, TX Baylor
Magnum Rolle C Freeport, Bahamas LSU
Louis Williams SG Snellville, GA NBA 76ers
Shawne Williams SF Memphis, TN Memphis
Julian Wright SF Chicago Hgts, IL Kansas

Head Coach: Bob Oliva, Christ the King Regional HS (Middle Village, NY)
Asst Coach: Mike Jones, DeMatha Catholic HS (Hyattsville, MD)
Asst Coach: Tim Byrd, Reserve Christian HS (Reserve, LA)



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JORDAN CLASSIC HISTORY

All-Time Jordan All-Americans
Hassan Adams (Red ’02) - Arizona
LaMarcus Aldridge (White ’04) - Texas
Shagari Alleyne (Black ’03) - Kentucky
Carmelo Anthony (Red ’02) - Syracuse, NBA (Denver)
Kelenna Azubuike (Red ’02) - Kentucky, NBA (Cleveland)
Andray Blatche (White '05) - NBA (Washington)
Eric Boateng (White '05) - Duke
Corey Brewer (White ’04) - Florida
Jon Brockman (White '05) - Washington
Dee Brown (Red ’02) - Illinois
Denham Brown (White ’02) - Connecticut
Shannon Brown (Silver ’03) - Michigan State
Keith Brumbaugh (White '05) - Oklahoma State
Greg Brunner (Red ’02) - Iowa
Evan Burns (White ’02)
Andrew Bynum (Gray '05) - NBA (LA Lakers)
Lewis Clinch (White '05) - Georgia Tech
Joe Crawford (White ’04) - Kentucky
Jamareo Davidson (Silver ’03) - Alabama
Ra’Sean Dickey (Black ’04) - Georgia Tech
Devan Downey (Gray '05) - Cincinnati
Micah Downs (White '05) - Kansas
Ndudi Ebi (Silver ’03) - NBA (Minnesota)
Gary Ervin (Black ’03) - Mississippi State
Jordan Farmar (Black ’04) - UCLA
Levance Fields (Gray '05) - Pittsburgh
Brandon Foust (Black ’03) - Southeast Missouri
Travis Garrison (White ’02) - Maryland
Rudy Gay (White ’04) - Connecticut
Daniel Gibson (Black ’04) - Texas
J.R. Giddens (Silver ’03) - New Mexico
John Gilchrist (White ’02) - Maryland
Justin Gray (Red ’02) - Wake Forest
Malik Hairston (Black ’04) - Oregon
Tyler Hansbrough (Gray '05) - North Carolina
Dion Harris (Silver ’03) - Michigan
Richard Hendrix (White '05) - Alabama
Jeff Horner (White ’02) - Iowa
Dwight Howard (Black ’04) - NBA (Orlando)
Kris Humphries (Black ’03) - Minnesota, NBA (Utah)
Ekene Ibekwe (Silver ’03) - Maryland
Andre Iguodala (White ’02) - Arizona, NBA (Philadelphia)
Jarrett Jack (White ’02) - Georgia Tech, NBA (Portland)
LeBron James (Black ’03) - NBA (Cleveland)
Al Jefferson (White ’04) - NBA (Boston)
Brian Johnson (Black ’04) - Louisville
Alexander Johnson (Red ’02) - Florida State
Alexander Kaun (White ’04) - Kansas
Linas Kleiza (Black ’03) - Missouri, NBA (Denver)
Andrew Lavender (Black ’03) - Xavier
Emanuel "Tiki" Mayben (White '05)
Mike Mercer (White '05) - Georgia
Rashad McCants (White ’02) - N. Carolina, NBA (Minn.)
Jimmy McKinney (Red ’02) - Missouri
Sean May (White ’02) - N. Carolina, NBA (Charlotte)
CJ Miles (Gray '05) - NBA (Utah) 
Taurean Minor (Silver ’03) - LSU
Chris Paul (Silver ’03) - Wake Forest, NBA (NO-OKC)
A.J. Price (White ’04) - Connecticut
Shavlik Randolph (Red ’02) - Duke, NBA (Philadelphia)
J.J. Redick (Red ’02) - Duke
Jason Rich (White ’04) - Florida State
Russell Robinson (Black ’04) - Kansas
Chris Rodgers (Red ’02) - Arizona
Kevin Rogers (Gray '05) - Baylor 
Magnum Rolle (Gray '05) - LSU
Rajon Rondo (White ’04) - Kentucky
Courtney Sims (Silver ’03) - Michigan
Aaron Spears (Red ’02) - St. John's 
Rodrick Stewart (Black ’03) - Kansas
Amare Stoudemire (White ’02) - NBA (Phoenix)
Isaiah Swann (Black ’04) - Florida State
Michael Thompson (White ’02) - Northwestern
Robert Vaden (Black ’04) - Indiana
Von Wafer (Black ’03) - Florida St., NBA (LA Lakers)
Martell Webster (White '05) - NBA (Portland)
D.J. White (Black ’04) - Indiana
Louis Williams (Gray '05) - NBA (Philadelphia)
Shawne Williams (Gray '05) - Memphis 
Kennedy Winston (White ’02) - Alabama
Bracey Wright (Red ’02) - Indiana, NBA (Minnesota)
Dorell Wright (White ’04) - NBA (Miami)
Julian Wright (Gray '05) - Kansas 







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