For the second consecutive year, The House That Jay Z Built will play host to 26 of the country’s finest high school basketball players for the 13th Annual Jordan Brand Classic on April 18.
The all-day extravaganza will feature three games – the International Game at 2:30 pm (best young talent across the world), the Regional Game at 4:30 pm (featuring the top 10 prep players in the NYC Metropolitan area) and, of course, the National Game capping off the evening at 7:00 pm.
Rosters for the National Game include:
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).
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).
Much like the McDonald’s All-American Game, JBC is a showcase previewing next year’s crop of college freshman who expect to become household names sooner than later. The 2014 installment may not feature the level of star power last year’s had in Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle, Tyler Ennis, Aaron Gordon and more, but for fans of college programs like UNC, Duke, Kentucky, Georgetown and Louisville, the game does suffice as a proper post-March Madness fix. For more information, click through to the official website at JordanBrandClassic.com.
And speaking of the 2013 Classic, carve out 15 minutes and watch last year’s festivities.