The game will feature the top prep players from the New York City metropolitan area in a City vs. Suburbs showdown with a portion of the proceeds of the event to once again benefit the New York-based charity, Children’s Aid Society.
Heading to many of the top college programs in the northeast – including St. Johns, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, West Virginia, Rutgers, Maryland, Siena, Xavier, Hofstra, Robert Morris, George Mason, Fordham and Rice – the players represent one of the most talented classes in the history of the Regional Game.
The City Team will include O.D. Anosike (St. Peter’s/Staten Island, NY), Dan Jennings (St. Thomas More/Oakdale, CT), Sean Johnson (Christ the King/Middle Village, NY), Omari Lawrence (South Kent/South Kent, CT), James Padgett (Abraham Lincoln/Brooklyn, NY), Kevin Parrom (South Kent/South Kent, CT), Russell Smith (Archbishop Molloy/Briarwood, NY), Keith Spellman (Thomas Jefferson/Brooklyn, NY), James Stukes (Rice/New York, NY) and Chaz Williams (Bishop Ford Central Catholic/Brooklyn, NY).
The Suburban Team will feature Karon Abraham (Eastside/Paterson, NJ), Tevin Baskin (Trinity Catholic/Stamford, CT), Paris Bennett (St. Patrick/Elizabeth, NJ), Lance Brown (Paterson Catholic/Paterson, NJ), Tamir Jackson (St. Benedict’s/Newark, NJ), Austin Johnson (Blair Academy/Blairstown, NJ), Dane Miller (Rush-Henrietta/Henrietta, NY), Lamar Patterson (St. Benedict’s/Newark, NJ), Brandon Triche (Jamesville-DeWitt/DeWitt, NY) and Sherrod Wright (Mount Vernon/Mount Vernon, NY).
The City Team will be coached by Rudy King (Bishop Loughlin High School/Brooklyn, NY) and Lawrence Pollard (Thomas Jefferson High School/Brooklyn, NY) while the Suburban Team will be have Damon Wright (Paterson Catholic High School/Paterson, NJ) and Geoffrey Billet (Christian Brothers Academy/Lincroft, NJ) on the bench.
This year’s event tripleheader will begin with an International Game at 3:30 p.m. followed by the Regional 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 in Vilnius, Lithuania held March 7-8.<>
The All-American Game of the Jordan Brand Classic will include the top 24 players in the country including top-five ranked ESPNU 100 prospects Xavier Henry (Oklahoma City, OK/Memphis), Derrick Favors (Atlanta, GA/Georgia Tech), John Henson (Tampa, FL/North Carolina), DeMarcus Cousins (Mobile, AL/Memphis) and Renardo Sidney (Los Angeles, CA/USC).
Tickets are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, the Madison Square Garden box office, online at ticketmaster.com or by calling 212-307-7171. For more information, please visit the official web site, www.JordanBrandClassic.com. Live webcasts of the Regional and International games, produced by the High School Basketball Network, are also available at www.JordanBrandClassic.TV.