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2011 Jordan Brand Classic Regional Team Announced

Top prep stars from across North Carolina to take the court at TWCA on SATURDAY, April 16

CHARLOTTE, NC (February 24, 2011) – Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc., announced today the rosters for the Jordan Brand Classic’s Regional Game. The Regional Game will feature the top prep players from the state of North Carolina. The Jordan Brand Classic, presented by Foot Locker, will take place at Time Warner Cable Arena on Saturday, April 16th.

As one of the most talented rosters to ever make up the Regional Game, many of the players will head to top college programs across the country this fall to play basketball – including regional schools Duke, North Carolina, NC State, Charlotte, East Carolina, Gardner-Webb, South Carolina, Clemson and College of Charleston.

The East Team will include Deuce Bello (Westchester Country Day/High Point, NC), Bishop Daniels (Word of God Academy/Raleigh, NC), Jerome Seagears (Flora MacDonald Academy/Red Springs, NC), Anthony Stitt (Butler/Matthews, NC), Kevin Thomas (Christian Faith Center Academy/Creedmoor, NC), Mike Thorne (Trinity Christian/Fayetteville, NC), Joseph Uchebo (Word of God Academy/Raleigh, NC), Dezmine Wells (Hargrave Military Academy/Chatham, VA), Terrence Williams (West Mecklenburg/Charlotte, NC) and Chris Wilson (Terry Sanford/Fayetteville, NC). The East Team will be coached by Bill Boyette (Terry Sanford/Fayetteville, NC) and Wells Gulledge (Kinston/Kinston, NC).

The West Team will feature Paris Campbell-Roberts (United Faith Christian Academy/Charlotte, NC), Jacoby Davis (West Charlotte/Charlotte, NC), Anthony Gill (Charlotte Christian School/Charlotte, NC), Donta Harper (South Central/Winterville, NC), Demarcus Harrison (Christ School/Arden, NC), Marshall Plumlee (Christ School/Arden, NC), Marquis Rankin (Hargrave Military Academy/Chatham, NC), Jackson Simmons (Smoky Mountain/Sylva, NC), Bernard Sullivan (Davidson Day School/Davidson, NC) and Terry Whisnant (Cherryville/Cherryville, NC).  The West Team will be coached by Andy Muse (Mount Tabor/Winston-Salem, NC) and Will Robinson (Vance/Charlotte, NC).

The All-American Game of the Jordan Brand Classic will include the top-five ranked ESPNU 100 prospects including No.1 Austin Rivers (Winter Park, FL/Duke), No. 2 Anthony Davis (Chicago, IL/Kentucky), No. 3 Michael Gilchrist (Elizabeth, NJ/Kentucky), No. 4 Quincy Miller (High Point, NC/Baylor) and No. 5 James McAdoo (Norfolk, VA/North Carolina).

Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the Jordan Brand Classic alumni roster boasts some of basketball’s most recognizable names, including Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose.

This year’s tripleheader will begin with the International Game at 3:30 p.m. followed by the North Carolina Regional Game at 5:30 p.m., and the All-American Game at 8:00 p.m.  The All-American rosters can be found on www.JordanBrandClassic.com.

Tickets for the Jordan Brand Classic are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, the Time Warner Cable box office, online at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.  For more information, please visit the official web site, www.JordanBrandClassic.com or follow the JBC on Twitter @JordanClassic.

About Jordan Brand

Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc., is a premium brand of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories inspired by the dynamic legacy, vision and direct involvement of Michael Jordan. The brand made its debut in 1997 and has grown into a complete collection of sport performance and lifestyle product. The Jordan Brand remains active in the community through its new corporate responsibility program WINGS for the Future, focusing on three unique community programs emphasizing Education, Sport and Creativity.  For more information on Jordan Brand, visit www.Jumpman23.com