It’s a busy time of year for NetScouts Basketball. After covering the Nike Hoop Summit this past week we will be off to New York for coverage of the Jordan Brand Classic. We’ll be there for the practice sessions on Wednesday and Thursday and for all three games on Friday.
Thursday we will also be taking a Women’s All-Star team to represent the USA in two tournaments in China in which they will be playing in nine games. We’ll also be covering the Portsmouth Invitational this Wednesday – Saturday as well as the Albert Schweitzer tournament in Mannheim, Germany.
The Jordan Brand Classic will feature three games on April 18th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, beginning with an International Game at 2:30 p.m. EDT. 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. The top 26 prospects from across the country have been selected to play in the National Game. Teams are organized by geography.
Tyus Jones (Duke), Joel Berry (UNC), Isaiah Whitehead (Seton Hall), LJ Peak (/Georgetown), Grayson Allen (Duke), James Blackmon (Indiana), Rashad Vaughn (UNLV), Kelly Oubre (Kansas), Justin Jackson (UNC), Reid Travis (Stanford), Trey Lyles (Kentucky), Jahlil Okafor (Duke), Karl Towns (Kentucky).
Emmanuel Mudiay (SMU), Tyler Ulis (Kentucky), Devin Booker (Kentucky), Kameron Chatman (Michigan), Theo Pinson (UNC), Justise Winslow (Duke), Stanley Johnson (Arizona), Cliff Alexander (Kansas), Chris McCullough (Syracuse), Myles Turner (Uncommitted), Daniel Hamilton (UConn), D’Angelo Russell (Ohio State), Shaqquan Aaron (Louisville).
The Regional Game will showcase top talent from the New York area.
The Home Team includes Khadeen Carrington (Seton Hall), Adonis De La Rosa (St. John’s), Dwayne Foreman (Rutgers), Terry Larrier (VCU), Abdul-Malik Abu (NC State), Cheddi Mosely (Boston U), Shavar Newkirk (St. Joe’s), Trayvon Reed (Maryland), Desi Rodriguez (Seton Hall), Ismael Sanogo (Seton Hall) and Samson Usilo (Manhattan).
The Away Team includes Paschal Chukwu (Providence), Angel Delgado (Seton Hall), Devin Eke (FDU), Kobie Eubanks (Undecided), Paul Jorgenson (GW), Ja’Quan Newton (Miami), Michael Nzei (Undecided), Marial Shayok (Marquette), Sterling Taplin (Undecided), Jared Terrell (Oklahoma State), Dominique Uhl (Iowa) and Michael Williams (Rutgers).
The two International team roster are out. Black Jerseys: Kevin Cham (Montverde Academy (FL) – France), Jahvon Blair (Canada), Amar Gegic (Bosnia), Milos Glisic (Serbia), Tadas Sedekerskis (Lithuania), Ibrahima Fall Faye (Senegal), Maximo Hugo Fjellerup (Argentina), Omer Yurtseven (Turkey), Lucas Siewert (Cathedral HS (CA) – Brazil), Udoka Azubuike (Potters House Christian (FL) – Nigeria.
White Jerseys: Gerardo Texeira (Puerto Rico), Ognjen Carapic (Montenegro), Aleksandar Aranitovic (Serbia), Frank Ntilikina (France), Anthony McNish (Canada), Lovro Buljevic (Croatia), Rodney Miller (Oak Hill (VA) – Dominican Republic), Kassoum Yakwe (Our Savior New American (NY) – Mali, Tai Wynyard (New Zealand), Isaiah Hartenstein (Germany).
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