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2010 JBC All-American Team

Harrison Barnes
Height: 6-8 • Weight: 209 • Position: Forward • Ames HS • Ames, IA
• Hometown: Ames, IA • College: North Carolina

Harrison Barnes is arguably the top player in the class of 2010. His offensive repertoire consists of the ability to hit the three and mid-range jumper, post up on the low block and drive the lane and finish in traffic. At 6-8 he causes all kinds of match-up problems for his opponents and has been described as “not flashy, just productive.” Barnes is a force on the offensive and defensive boards and has the ability to take the ball coast to coast at any point. As a junior he was named Gatorade State Player of the Year as he averaged 19 points and nine rebounds. Barnes will join coach Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels next fall..

Will Barton

Height: 6-6 • Weight: 165 • Position: Guard • Brewster Academy • Wolfeboro, NH
• Hometown: Baltimore, MD • College: Memphis

One of the top pure scorers in the class of 2010, Will Barton can cause havoc for his opponents in numerous ways. Barton has tremendous range and accuracy, can lead the break or finish, takes the ball to the rim with ease and has incredible body control. He not only dominates on the offensive side of the ball but with his quick feet and impressive wingspan, Barton is a defensive stopper. That defensive mindset and passion is what some scouts say set him apart from the other top-level players. As a junior, he led Lake Clifton High School to an undefeated season that included a Baltimore City Championship and Maryland State Championship.  Barton will attend the University of Memphis next season.

Reggie Bullock

Height: 6-6 • Weight: 190 • Position: Guard • Kinston HS • Kinston, NC                  
• Hometown: Kinston, NC • College: North Carolina
 

Reggie Bullock is one of the top scorers in the class of 2010. Due to his height and strength for his position, Bullock is a constant matchup problem for opponents. He can consistently knock down the three, take his opponent off the dribble or score on the break. Not only can Bullock score at will but he is also a proficient passer off the dribble and in transition. He can defend multiple positions and is an overall intelligent player. Bullock is very coachable and will fit right in when he joins Harrison Barnes at the University of North Carolina next season.

Tobias Harris
Height: 6-8 • Weight: 210 • Position: F • Half Hollow Hills W. HS • Dix Hills, NY                
• Hometown: Dix Hills, NY • College: Tennessee
 

Tobias Harris is an elite combo forward who displays a full package on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. His athleticism and quickness proves to be a problem for bigger forwards and his length and skill create match up problems for smaller forwards. Harris is a solid rebounder on both sides of the ball because of his toughness and understanding of playing the angles. His versatility allows him to start and finish a fast break on any given play. A cousin to current NBA player Channing Frye, Harris will join coach Bruce Pearl and the Tennessee Volunteers next season.

Kyrie Irving
Height: 6-2 • Weight: 172 • Position: Guard • St. Patrick High School • Elizabeth, NJ
• Hometown: West Orange, NJ • College: Duke

Arguably the top point guard in the class of 2010, Kyrie Irving is everything a coach is looking for in someone to lead their team. He has the size, speed, and basketball IQ to be an elite guard in the years to come. Irving has led his St. Patrick High School to numerous No. 1 national rankings the past four years along with three Tournament of Champions titles. Known for his management of a game, Irving can hurt you by knocking down the long-range jumper or exploding to the rim and finishing strong. He was the MVP of the 2009 Nike Global Challenge. Next season he will attend Duke University and continues their strong tradition of elite point guards.

Perry Jones

Height: 6-11 • Weight: 220 • Position: Forward • Duncanville HS • Duncanville, TX    
• Hometown: Duncanville, TX • College: Baylor

One of the most talented all-around players in the class, Perry Jones displays an array of skills on both sides of the ball on any given night. He is a monster on the boards and can take the ball coast to coast when needed. He runs the floor with great athleticism and can defend positions 2-5 due to his great lateral quickness and wingspan (86.5”). On the offensive side of the ball he can hit the mid-range jumper or take his man down low and score with either hand. He is a very unselfish player and terrific teammate. Jones will attend Baylor University next season.

Terrence Jones
Height: 6-8 • Weight: 220 • Position: Forward • Jefferson High School • Portland, OR
• Hometown: Portland, OR • College: Undecided

Terrence Jones is an athletically gifted forward who displays a variety of skills on both sides of the ball. His most unique attribute is his 84” wingspan, which causes his opponents all types of frustration. A skilled three-point shooter, Jones also has the speed and ability to take his larger defenders off the dribble and finish strong in the lane. Jones is a beast on the offensive and defensive boards due to his relentless pursuit of the ball. A smart player, Jones knows how to play under control and sees the floor better than most bigs. Jones is undecided on his college choice for next season.

Cory Joseph

Height: 6-3 • Weight: 180 • Position: Guard • Findlay Prep • Henderson, NV
• Hometown: Toronto, ONT • College: Undecided

Cory Joseph is one of two Canadian players in the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic. He has led his Findlay Prep high school team to three consecutive Top 10 finishes in the national rankings and only lost one game over that time period. Findlay also won the inaugural ESPN National High School Championships. Joseph is a defenders nightmare as he can hit the three, use his quickness to drive the lane with either hand or pull-up and hit the mid-range jumper. His explosiveness and ball handling skills are superb. On the defensive side of the ball he causes chaos with his all out play. Joseph is undecided on where he will attend college next season.

Jelan Kendrick

Height: 6-7 • Weight: 186 • Position: Forward • Wheeler High School • Wheeler, GA
• Hometown: Wheeler, GA • College: Memphis

Jelan Kendrick is one of the top point-forwards in the class of 2010. His extraordinary long frame allows him to guard bigger defenders and at the same time his quickness allows for success against smaller opponents. Kendrick can score at will with his quick first step and ability to hit the mid-range jumper. He is most aggressive in the open court where he can showcase his versatility. Kendrick has good court vision and can run a team if needed. He will join a strong recruiting class for coach Josh Pastner when he attends the University of Memphis next fall.

Brandon Knight

Height: 6-3 • Weight: 185 • Position: Guard • Pine Crest School • Fort Lauderdale, FL
• Hometown: Coral Springs, FL • College: Undecided

Arguably the top point guard in the class of 2010, Brandon Knight has been in the spotlight for his entire high school career at the Pine Crest School. Last season he averaged 31 points, nine assists and six rebounds a game. Offensively, Knight can do it all as he is deadly from up to 22 feet and has the ball handling and quickness to get into the lane against any defender. His competitiveness can take over in games and he just flat out dominates opponents. Knight is a very unselfish player and doesn’t hesitate to pass to an open teammate. He is undecided on where he will attend college next season.

C.J. Leslie
Height: 6-8 • Weight: 205 • Position: Forward • Word of God Academy • Raleigh, NC
• Hometown: Holly Springs, NC • College: Undecided


CJ Leslie is one of the most athletic players in the country regardless of class. The combination of his explosiveness and length allows him to be one of the most feared defenders in the class of 2010. At his best when facing up his defenders, Leslie has added a low post element to his game as well. Leslie is known for his highlight reel dunks and ability to go coast to coast at any given time. He is tough on the boards and routinely gets a few tip baskets a game. Leslie is undecided on his college choice next season.
Doron Lamb
Height: 6-4 • Weight: 183 • Position: Guard • Oak Hill Academy • Mouth of Wilson, VA
• Hometown: Laurelton, NY • College: Undecided


Doron Lamb is another in a long line of elite guards that have come out of New York City. Lamb played his final two years of high school basketball at Oak Hill Academy where he led his team to consecutive Top 10 national rankings. He has an uncanny ability to get into the lane and finish with contact or pass off to an open teammate. Lamb can knock down the open three and is becoming more consistent with his mid-range game. He runs the floor well in transition and when he uses his size to his advantage he can be dominant. Lamb is still undecided on where he will attend college next season.
Kendall Marshall
Height: 6-4 • Weight: 180 • Position: Guard • Bishop O’Connell HS • Arlington, VA
• Hometown: Dumfries, VA • College: North Carolina

Kendall Marshall is in every sense a true point guard. He has incredible court vision in the half-court set or on the break. He consistently finds the open man and is a master at making defenses commit with his ball fakes. Marshall can score when needed as he has a solid mid-range jumper. He is a true leader and excellent teammate. Marshall’s greatest attribute is his ability to control the tempo of a game with his high basketball IQ. He will join fellow Jordan All-Americans, Harrison Barnes and Reggie Bullock at North Carolina next fall.

Josh Selby
Height: 6-3 • Weight: 185 • Position: Guard • Lake Clifton High School • Baltimore, MD
• Hometown: Baltimore, MD • College: Undecided

Josh Selby is one of the most aggressive point guards in the country. He competes at a high level on every play and never gives his opponents an opportunity to rest. Selby can score in numerous ways but is most effective when attacking the rim. On the defensive side of the ball he brings an all-out approach that causes a variety of turnovers. The thing coaches love most about Selby is his energy and non-stop competitive drive every time he steps on the court. He is the cousin of fellow Jordan All-American Will Barton. Selby is undecided on where he will attend college next fall. 

Joshua Smith

Height: 6-9 • Weight: 320 • Position: Center • Kentwood High School • Covington, WA
• Hometown: Kent, WA • College: UCLA

Joshua Smith is arguably the most intimidating player in the class of 2010. For his size he is very athletic and light on his feet. On the offensive side of the ball he has numerous go to moves on the low block, great hands for a player his size and can pass well for a center. Defensively, Smith is a force in the lane and a decent shot blocker.  He controls the boards on both sides of the ball due to his size. Next season, Smith will stay on the west coast when he hopes to become the next great big man from UCLA.

Roscoe Smith
Height: 6-8 • Weight: 190 • Position: Forward • Oak Hill Academy • Mouth of Wilson, VA
• Hometown: Baltimore, MD • College: Connecticut

A versatile and athletic forward, Roscoe Smith is one of the top scoring forwards in the country. Smith can beat you in numerous ways as he can consistently hit the mid-range jumper and attack the rim. He is most effective on the boards as he uses his incredible leaping ability to control both ends of the court. Smith is an aggressive defender and causes all types of problems for his opponents because of his length (85’ wingspan). Next season Smith will be displaying his skills in the Big East as he attends the University of Connecticut.

Jared Sullinger

Height: 6-9 • Weight: 265 • Position: Center • Northland High School • Columbus, OH
• Hometown: Columbus, OH • College: Ohio State

Rated by some as the top player in the class of 2010, Jared Sullinger is a dominant force on the blocks. He consistently averages double digits in points and rebounds during the high school and summer circuit. Sullinger has a high basketball IQ and understands positioning and angles on the low blocks, which allows him to excel in the post. He has the skill to put the ball on the floor, shoot and pass efficiently for his size. Most importantly, Sullinger is unselfish and does whatever his team needs to win. Coach Thad Matta and Ohio State University will look forward to having Sullinger on campus next season.

DeShaun Thomas

Height: 6-7 • Weight: 220 • Position: Forward • Bishop Luers High School • Ft. Wayne, IN
• Hometown: Ft. Wayne, IN • College: Ohio State

DeShaun Thomas is a multi-talented forward who has been in the spotlight even before his freshman season of high school. Thomas has the ability to score in the paint or step back and hit the jumper up to 22 feet. A mismatch problem for most forwards, Thomas is either to quick or to big and uses his abilities to his advantage. He can run the floor well and scores in transition in a variety of ways. Because of his size and athletic ability he can dominate the glass and defend multiple positions. Thomas will join fellow Jordan All-American Jared Sullinger next season at Ohio State University.

Tristan Thompson
Height: 6-9 • Weight: 235 • Position: Forward • Findlay Prep • Henderson, NV
• Hometown: Brampton, ONT • College: Texas


Tristan Thompson joins Findlay Prep teammate Cory Joseph in the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic. Thompson is a highly skilled power forward that continues to get better every time he steps on the court. His physical strength and athleticism allow him to take control in the lane on both sides of the ball. He possesses a nice jump hook with either hand and can run the floor very well for someone his size. On the defensive side of the ball he challenges all shots taken in the lane and rebounds above the rim regularly. Thompson will attend the University of Texas next season.
Dion Waiters
Height: 6-4 • Weight: 201 • Position: Guard • Life Center Academy • Philadelphia, PA
• Hometown: Philadelphia, PA • College: Syracuse

One of the top playmakers in the class of 2010, Dion Waiters committed to Syracuse University before even playing a minute of varsity basketball. Waiters can take over a game offensively with his ability to score in a variety of ways. He can drive the lane and finish with contact, pull up and hit the mid-range jumper or come off a screen and knock down the three. Waiters is also a terrific passer and can find the open man in transition or in the lane. His aggressiveness carries over to the defensive side of the ball as he is a solid rebounder and on-ball defender.