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2011 Jordan Brand Classic: East Team

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Khem Birch Khem Birch
6-9 • 210 • C • Notre Dame Prep • Fitchburg, MA • Hometown: Montreal, QUE. • College: Pittsburgh
Birch is a raw talent with the strength to match is athletic ability. He does a great job of working for the ball in the paint and will consistently score off rebounds and put-backs. A dangerous shot blocker, he can also cover all ends of the floor on defense. He is a terrific rebounder who runs the floor extremely well. Birch will attend the University of Pittsburgh next season.
Michael_Carter-Williams Michael Carter-Williams
6-5 • 175 • SG • St. Andrews School • Providence, RI • Hometown: Halston, MA • College: Syracuse
Carter-Williams is very creative offensively and has the ability to score effectively against any type of defense. He is capable of impacting a game as much defensively as he can on the offensive end. Carter-Williams uses his length and ball handling skills to get to the basket and score. He is also dangerous from behind the arc. Carter-Williams will join Coach Jim Boeheim and the Syracuse Orangemen next fall.
Rakeem Christmas Rakeem Christmas
6-9 • 222 • C • Academy of New Church • Bryn Athyn, PA • Hometown: Philadelphia, PA • College: Syracuse
Considered one of the top post players in the class of 2011, Christmas is best known for his ability to block and alter shots. He is a monster on the boards and does a great job finding his open teammates from the post. Christmas does an excellent job running the floor scores a majority of his points in transition. He is tough to stop when his back is to the basket and has a nice jump hook that he will use to extend over his defenders. Christmas will join Michael Carter-Williams at Syracuse University next season.
Mike Gbinije Mike Gbinije
6-6 • 194 • SF • Benedictine HS • Richmond, VA • Hometown: Chester, VA • College: Duke
Mike Gbinije is a very athletic and versatile forward, who displays a variety of skills on both sides of the ball. He has a high basketball IQ which leads to his fundamentally sound and unselfish game. Gbinije is an aggressive scorer with a quick release that allows him to get his shot off in all situations. Next season he will attend Duke University.
Michael Gilchrist Michael Gilchrist
6-7 • 210 • SF • St. Patrick HS • Elizabeth, NJ • Hometown: Somerdale, NJ • College: Kentucky
Michael Gilchrist is one of the most athletic forwards in the country. He can beat you in a number of ways, he has a consistent jumper and is unstoppable when slashing to the basket. Defensively, Gilchrist is a force in the lane and a good shot blocker. Because of his size and athletically ability he can dominate a game playing a variety of positions. Gilchrist will join three other Jordan Brand Classic All-Americans at the University of Kentucky next season.
PJ Hairston P.J. Hairston
6-6 • 220 • SG • Hargrave Military Academy • Chatham, VA • Hometown: Greensboro, NC • College: North Carolina
Hairston is one of the pure scorers in the class of 2011. He has extremely long range and an accurate jump shot. Hairston’s size allows him to shoot over smaller guards as well as late defenders. He uses his size and strength to his advantage on both sides of the ball. Hairston will join 2010 JBC MVP Harrison Barnes at the University of North Carolina next season.
James McAdoo James McAdoo
6-8 • 216 • PF • Norfolk Christian School • Norfolk, VA • Hometown: Norfolk, VA • College: UNC
A versatile and athletic forward, James McAdoo is one of the top combo forwards in the country. He competes at a high level on every play and has a nice mid-range jumper. McAdoo is very skilled scores best when facing up and attacking the rim. He will join fellow Jordan Brand All-American P.J. Hairston at the University of North Carolina next fall.
Quincy Miller Quincy Miller
6-9 • 210 • PF • Westchester Country Day • High Point, NC • Hometown: North Chicago, IL • College: Baylor
Quincy Miller is arguably the most versatile forward in the 2011 class. He is capable of scoring with his back to the basket or taking his defender off the dribble. He is a consistent producer that can lead a team in rebounds, points and block shots. A pure scorer with range behind the arc and a finisher at the rim, Miller will attend Baylor University next season.
Austin Rivers Austin Rivers
6-4 • 189 • SG • Winter Park HS • Winter Park, FL • Hometown: Winter Park, FL • College: Duke
Austin Rivers is described by many as the top player in the class of 2011. He has the size, speed, and basketball IQ that makes it hard for defenders to contain him. He specializes in the jab-step that allows him to create space to pull up and score. Rivers has a great mid-range game and he utilizes his athletic ability to get to basket and score with contact. Son to current NBA coach Doc Rivers, Rivers will attend Duke University next season.
Shannon Scott Shannon Scott
6-2 • 170 • PG • Milton HS • Alpharetta, GA • Hometown: Alpharetta, GA • College: Ohio State
Shannon Scott is an excellent floor general that does a great job of making everybody on the floor better. He has incredible court vision and consistently finds the open man. Because of his quickness and athletic ability he is able to penetrate, drive and kick if needed. Scott is a great on the ball defender and creates numerous turnovers from his opponents. Scott will attend Ohio State University next season.
Marquis Teague Marquis Teague
6-2 • 175 • PG • Pike HS • Indianapolis, IN • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN • College: Kentucky
Marquis Teague is as true a point guard as they come. He is quick with the ball, making him very dangerous in the open court. Teague has great court vision, which allows him to create and get open shots for his teammates. Teague can score when needed as he has a solid mid-range jumper. A brother to current NBA player Jeff Teague, Marquis will join Coach Calipari at the University of Kentucky next season.