Inaugural Girls Game to be hosted by Team Jordan athlete Maya Moore.
Now in its 14th year, the Jordan Brand Classic will return to Brooklyn, N.Y., in April 2015 with games showcasing the top boys, girls and international basketball players. For the third consecutive year, the Barclays Center will host the top boys in the nation on Friday, April 17, as part of a quadruple-header event. These future stars follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest in the game, including Jordan Brand athletes Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Jabari Parker. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. EST.
The International Game, now in its eighth year, will tip off the event by featuring elite 16-and-under basketball players from around the world at 1:30 p.m. EST.
At 3:30 p.m. EST, Maya Moore- Team Jordan athlete, reigning MVP and champion at every level of the game- will host the inaugural competition featuring the best young female basketball players in the country.
“I am thrilled to be able to host such an incredible group of talented women at the Jordan Brand Classic’s inaugural girls game,” said Maya Moore. “The support from Jordan Brand to showcase more high school talent further establishes what a premier game the Jordan Brand Classic has become.”
Local talent will take the floor, at 5:30 p.m., in the annual New York City Regional Game in a City versus Suburbs showdown. The headlining contest featuring the top young male basketball players in the nation will take place at 8 p.m. EST, rounding out a blockbuster day of basketball games.
Rosters for the boys’ and girls’ Jordan Brand Classic teams can be found below. The top 26 prospects from across the country are organized into teams based on geography and matchups. The International team will be revealed in late March.
2015 Jordan Brand National Boys Team
Dwayne Bacon (Mouth of Wilson, VA/FSU), Malik Beasley (Alpharetta, GA/FSU), Antonio Blakeney (Orlando, FL/LSU), Deyonta Davis (Muskegon, MI/Michigan State), Tyler Davis (Plano, TX/Texas A&M), Tyler Dorsey (Pasadena, CA/Oregon), Austin Grandstaff (Rockwall, TX/Ohio State), Dedric Lawson (Memphis, TN/Memphis), Malik Newman (Jackson, MS), Ivan Rabb (Oakland, CA), Ben Simmons (Montverde, FL/LSU), Allonzo Trier (Henderson, NV/Arizona), Stephen Zimmerman (Las Vegas, NV)
Isaiah Briscoe (Roselle, NJ/Kentucky), Jaylen Brown (Marietta, GA), Jalen Brunson (Lincolnshire, IL/Villanova), Thomas Bryant (Huntington, WV), Jalen Coleman (La Porte, IN/Illinois), Eric Davis (Saginaw, MI/Texas), Cheick Diallo (Centereach, NY), Henry Ellenson (Rice Lake, WI/Marquette), Luke Kennard (Franklin, OH/Duke), Skal Labissiere (Memphis, TN/Kentucky), Charles Matthews (Chicago, IL/Kentucky), Malachi Richardson (Trenton, NJ/Syracuse), Caleb Swanigan (Fort Wayne, IN)
2015 Jordan Brand National Girls Team
De’Janae Boykin (Springdale, MD/UConn), Taja Cole (Chesterfield, VA/Louisville), Te’a Cooper (Powder Springs, GA/Tennessee), Sophie Cunningham (Columbia, MO/Missouri), Kiah Gillespie (Hartford, CT/Maryland), Jordan Hosey (Manvel, TX/Texas), Kyra Lambert (Schertz, TX/Duke), Beatrice Mompremier (Miami, FL/Baylor), Taylor Murray (Severn, MD/Kentucky), Arike Ogunbowale (Milwaukee, WI/Notre Dame), Katie Lou Samuelson (Santa Ana, CA/UConn), Destinee Walker (Orlando, FL/UNC)
Kristine Anigwe (Phoenix, AZ/California), Kalani Brown (Slidell, LA/Baylor), Napheesa Collier (St. Louis, MO/UConn), Asia Durr (Atlanta, GA/Louisville), Brianna Fraser (Brooklyn, NY/Maryland), Ashley Hearn (Sachse, TX/UCLA), Lashann Higgs (Round Rock, TX/Texas), Brianna Jones (N. Babylon, NY/Louisville), Marina Mabrey (Manasquan, NJ/Notre Dame), Teniya Page (Chicago Heights, IL/Penn State), Ali Patberg (Columbus, IN/Notre Dame), Stephanie Watts (Matthews, NC/UNC)
The event features a special performance at the Barclays Center on Friday night. Previous performers include Drake (2013) and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (2014). This year’s artist will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for the Jordan Brand Classic are currently on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, the Barclays Center box office, online at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
For more information, visit the event’s official website at JordanBrandClassic.com.