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2013 Jordan Brand Classic Team Announced

Nation’s Top High School Basketball Talent Headline 2013 Roster

Brooklyn, NY (Feb. 12, 2013)  -  Today, Jordan Brand announced its star-filled roster for the 12th Annual Jordan Brand Classic, taking place on April 13 in Brooklyn at Barclays Center. Following in the footsteps of current Jordan athletes and former Jordan Brand Classic alumn Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and recently signed Blake Griffin, the next generation of superstar talent will take the floor in a nationally-televised game live on ESPN2.

Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc., has selected 22 of the top prospects in the country, including all of the Top-10 rated players from the ESPN 100, highlighted by No.1 Andrew Wiggins (Huntington, WV/Undecided), No. 2 Jabari Parker (Chicago, Duke), No. 5 Andrew Harrison (Ft. Bend, TX/Kentucky), No. 4 Julius Randle (Dallas, Undecided) and No. 5 Aaron Harrison (Ft. Bend, TX/Kentucky).

The Jordan Brand Classic event will also include a Regional Game, showcasing the top prep players from the New York metropolitan area in a “City vs. Suburbs” showdown, and the sixth annual International Game featuring the top 16-and-under players from around the world.

The tripleheader will begin with the International Game at 3:30 PM followed by the Regional Game at 5:30 PM, and the All-American Game at 8:00 PM. The International and regional rosters will be announced at a later date.

“This year’s roster could be one of the most talented in the 12 years of the Jordan Brand Classic – even with an alumni list that has become the who’s who of basketball,” said Larry Miller, President of Jordan Brand. “The event will be an incredible showcase of talent reaching millions of people around the world through ESPN2 and in person at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.”

Additional selections for this year’s event include Joel Embiid (Gainesville, FL/Kansas), Tyler Ennis (Newark, NJ/Syracuse), Aaron Gordon (San Jose, CA/Undecided), Kasey Hill (Montverde, FL/Florida), Kuran Iverson (Waynesboro, VA/Memphis), Rondae Jefferson (Chester, PA/Arizona), Dakari Johnson (Montverde, FL/Kentucky), Matt Jones (DeSoto, TX/Duke), Marcus Lee (Antioch, CA/Kentucky), Kennedy Meeks (Charlotte, NC/North Carolina), Bobby Portis (Little Rock, AR/Arkansas), Wayne Selden (Tilton, NH/Kansas), Noah Vonleh (New Hampton, NH/Indiana), Chris Walker (Bonifay, FL/Florida), Troy Williams (Mouth of Wilson, VA/Indiana), Nigel Williams-Goss (Henderson, NV/Washington) and James Young (Rochester, MI/Kentucky).

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.

About Barclays Center: 

Barclays Center opened on September 28, 2012, and is a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Developed by Brooklyn-based real estate developer Forest City Ratner Companies, and designed by the award-winning architectural firms AECOM (www.aecom.com/architecture) and SHoP Architects (www.shoparc.com), Barclays Center has one of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, with unparalleled sightlines and first-class amenities. Barclays Center offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 14,500 seats for hockey and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express. 

For more information on Barclays Center, please visit www.barclayscenter.com

Jordan Brand Classic Media Contacts

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Barclays Center Media Contacts

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East Team

Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (School Location) College
Tyler Ennis PG
6-2 180 St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, NJ) Syracuse
Aaron Harrison SG 6-5 205 Travis H.S. (Ft. Bend, TX) Kentucky
Andrew Harrison PG
6-5 210 Travis H.S. (Ft. Bend, TX) Kentucky
Kuran Iverson SF 6-8 200 Fishburne Military School (Waynesboro, VA) Memphis
Rondae Jefferson SF 6-7 215 Chester H.S. (Chester, PA) Arizona
Kennedy Meeks
C
6-9 275
West Charlotte H.S. (Charlotte, NC)
North Carolina
Bobby Portis PF 6-9 225
Hall H.S. (Little Rock, AR) Arkansas
Julius Randle PF 6-9 225
Prestonwood Christian Academy (Dallas, TX) Undecided
Wayne Selden SG 6-5 220 The Tilton School (Tilton, NH) Kansas
Chris Walker C 6-10 195 Holmes County H.S. (Bonifay, FL) Florida
Andrew Wiggins SF 6-7 205 Huntington Prep (Huntington, WV) Undecided

West Team

Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (School Location) College
Joel Embiid C 7-0 230 The Rock School (Gainesville, FL) Kansas
Aaron Gordon PF 6-8 210 Archbishop Mitty H.S. (San Jose, CA) Undecided
Kasey Hill PG 6-0 170 Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL) Florida
Dakari Johnson C 6-10 250 Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL) Kentucky
Matt Jones SG 6-4 180 DeSoto H.S. (Dallas, TX) Duke
Marcus Lee C 6-9 200 Deer Valley H.S. (Antioch, CA) Kentucky
Jabari Parker SF 6-8 220 Simeon Career Academy (Chicago, IL) Duke
Noah Vonleh PF 6-8 220 New Hampton School (New Hampton, NH) Indiana
Troy Williams SF 6-7 190 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) Indiana
Nigel Williams-Goss PG 6-3 180 Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV) Washington
James Young SF 6-6 210 Rochester H.S. (Rochester, MI) Kentucky