Nike announced Thursday that this year’s Jordan Brand Classic will be played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 13.
The all-star event for high school basketball players has grown to rival the McDonald’s All-American Game since its inception in 2002. Past participants include LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant and dozens of others now starring in the NBA.
Eighteen Kentucky players have been selected for the Jordan Brand Classic, including three last year: Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress. UK signees Andrew and Aaron Harrison and James Young, and uncommitted targets Dakari Johnson, Andrew Wiggins, Aaron Gordon and Julius Randle (if he’s healthy) should be locks for this year’s event. UK signee Marcus Lee also has a good chance of being selected.
Rosters will be announced in early February.
The game will be shown live on ESPN2. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, calling 800-745-3000, or by visiting the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center.
The Jordan Brand Classic was held in Charlotte the past two years.
For more information on the game, go to JordanBrandClassic.com
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