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2011 Jordan Brand Classic Team Announced

Nation’s Top High School Basketball Talent Headline Star-Filled Roster For 10th Anniversary Showcase At Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena

CHARLOTTE, NC (February 15, 2011) – Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc., announced today that the top-five ranked ESPNU 100 players – 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) - will headline the nation’s best high school senior basketball talent at the 2011 Jordan Brand Classic, presented by Foot Locker, at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte on Saturday, April 16 at 8:00 PM ET.  This year’s event, which marks the game’s 10-year anniversary, will once again be nationally televised live on ESPN2.

This year’s Jordan Brand Classic will also include a Regional Game, showcasing the top prep players from the state of North Carolina in an East vs. West showdown.  In its fourth year of the event, an International Game will feature 16 of the top 17-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.  

“As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Jordan Brand Classic, our goal remains to provide the student-athletes with a platform that will enhance their skills on and off the court,” said Keith Houlemard, President of Jordan Brand. “Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena is the perfect venue for capturing the talent and energy of these elite players.”

Also selected for this year’s event are Bradley Beal (St. Louis, MO/Florida), Khem Birch (Fitchburg, MA/Pittsburgh), Jabari Brown (Oakland, CA/Oregon), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Greenville, GA/Georgia), Michael Carter-Williams (Providence, RI/Syracuse), Rakeem Christmas (Bryn Athyn, PA/Syracuse), Michael Gbinije (Richmond, VA/Duke), P.J. Hairston (Chatham, VA/North Carolina), Myck Kabongo (Henderson, NV/Texas), Johnny O’Bryant (Cleveland, MS/LSU), Sir’Dominic Pointer (Winston-Salem, NC/St. John’s), Otto Porter (Sikeston, MO/Undecided), Shannon Scott (Alpharetta, GA/Ohio State), Marquis Teague (Indianapolis, IN/Kentucky), Adonis Thomas (Memphis, TN/Memphis), Kyle Wiltjer (Portland, OR/Kentucky) and Tony Wroten, Jr. (Seattle, WA/Washington).

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.

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.


East Team

Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (School Location) College
Khem Birch C 6-9 210 Notre Dame Prep (Fitchburg, MA) Pittsburgh
Michael Carter-Williams SG 6-5 175 St. Andrew’s School (Providence, RI) Syracuse
Rakeem Christmas C 6-9 222 Academy of New Church (Bryn Athyn, PA) Syracuse
Mike Gbinije SF 6-6 194 Benedictine High School (Richmond, VA) Duke
Michael Gilchrist SF 6-7 210 St. Patrick High School (Elizabeth, NJ) Kentucky
P.J. Hairston SG 6-6 220 Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA) North Carolina
James McAdoo PF 6-8 216 Norfolk Christian School (Norfolk, VA) North Carolina
Quincy Miller PF 6-9 210 Westchester Country Day (High Point, NC) Baylor
Austin Rivers SG 6-4 189 Winter Park High School (Winter Park, FL) Duke
Shannon Scott PG 6-2 170 Milton High School (Alpharetta, GA) Ohio State
Marquis Teague PG 6-2 175 Pike High School (Indianapolis, IN) Kentucky

West Team

Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (School Location) College
Bradley Beal SG 6-4 177 Chaminade College Prep (St. Louis, MO) Florida
Jabari Brown SG 6-3 200 Oakland High School (Oakland, CA) Oregon
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG 6-4 190 Greenville High School (Greenville, GA) Georgia
Anthony Davis PF 6-10 200 Perspectives Charter School (Chicago, IL) Kentucky
Myck Kabongo PG 6-2 170 Findlay College Prep (Henderson, NV) Texas
Johnny O’Bryant PF 6-10 245 East Side High School (Cleveland, MS) LSU
Sir’Dominic Pointer SF 6-6 195 Quality Education Acad. (Winston-Salem, NC) St. John’s
Otto Porter, Jr. SF 6-9 200 Scott County Central (Sikeston, MO) Undecided
Adonis Thomas SF 6-6 210 Melrose High School (Memphis, TN) Memphis
Kyle Wiltjer PF 6-9 221 Jesuit High School (Portland, OR) Kentucky
Tony Wroten, Jr. SG 6-4 206 Garfield High School (Seattle, WA) Washington