The rosters are set and so is the gear they’ll be wearing.
Today, Jordan Brand revealed the National and Regional rosters for the 2013 Jordan Brand Classic, the 12th annual showcase that has featured dozens of premier players over the years like Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, and Blake Griffin. The Classic is comprised of three games to be held on April 13th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn — International, New York Regional, and All-American — with the All-American Game being televised live on ESPN2. Drake caps the Classic with a performance just after the final buzzer.
Jordan Brand has chosen 22 elite prospects to play in the National Game, including every Top-10 rated player from the ESPN 100, which will be headlined 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). Eight Jordan Brand Classic alums have been Number 1 picks.
The Regional Game rosters, one from the city and one from the suburbs, feature many top-flight talents you’ll see on the court for the likes of Syracuse, Georgetown, Rutgers, UConn, St. Joseph’s and Hofstra in the years to come. Those teams shake out like this:
The City Team includes Kentan Facey (Lutheran/Long Island, NY/UConn), Jaquan Lynch (Thomas Jefferson/Brooklyn, NY/Florida International), Hassan Martin (Curtis/Staten Island, NY/Rhode Island), Chinonso Obokoh (Bishop Kerney/Rochester, NY/Syracuse), Shane Rector (South Kent/South Kent, CT/Rutgers), Terrence Samuel (South Shore/Brooklyn, NY/UConn), Jonathan Severe (Christ the King/Flushing, NY/Undecided), Shamiek Sheppard (South Shore/Brooklyn, NY/Towson), Kyle Washington (Brewster Academy/Wolfeboro, NH/NC State) and Rich Williams (Vermont Academy/Saxton River, VT/Hofstra).
The Suburban Team includes DeAndre Bembry (The Patrick School/Elizabeth, NJ/St. Joseph’s), Reggie Cameron (Hudson Catholic/Jersey City, NJ/Georgetown), Austin Colbert (Gil St. Bernard/Gladstone, NJ/Illinois), Josh James (Archbishop Stepinac/White Plains, NY/Monmouth), Davon Reed (Princeton Day/Princeton, NJ/Miami-FL), Tyler Roberson (Roselle Catholic/Roselle, NJ/Syracuse), Jaren Sina (Gill St. Bernard/Gladstone, NJ/Northwestern), Dayshon Smith (Putnam Science Academy/Putnam, CT/Dayton), Manny Suarez (Marist/Bayonne, NJ/Fordham) and Michael Young (St.Benedict’s/Newark, NJ/Pittsburgh).
The 2013 Jordan Brand Classic tips off on April 13th with the International Game at 3:30 pm, followed by the New York Regional Game at 5:30 pm, and completed with the All-American Game to be televised at 8 pm on ESPN2. All games on Eastern time.
If you’re planning to attend the Jordan Brand Classic, you can get your tickets now at all Ticketmaster locations, the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center, online at BarclaysCenter.com and Ticketmaster.com, or call 1-800-745-3000. More information on the event can be found at JordanBrandClassic.com, or follow the event on Twitter @JordanClassic and @jumpman23.