The 2015 Jordan Brand Classic team was recently announced, headlined by the West’s Ben Simmons and the East’s Jaylen Brown . Eight players not chosen to the McDonald’s All-American team (Malik Beasley, Jalen Coleman, Eric Davis, Tyler Davis, Tyler Dorsey, Austin Grandstaff, Skal Labissierre, Charles Matthews) were selected.
The 14th annual Jordan Brand Classic has unveiled the 26 student-athletes who will participate in the national boys game to be played on April 17 (8 p.m. ET). The game will be played for the third consecutive year at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The 2015 Jordan Brand Classic squad includes Grassroots Hoops Mr. Basketball USA front-runners Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown, Malik Newman and Ivan Rabb. Brown will play for the East club and the other three will compete for the West.
This year there isn’t a hometown product playing in the JBC national game. Last year, Isaiah Whitehead of Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was selected to participate but was unable to play because of injury. He’s now at Seton Hall.
There is a whopping seven players still uncommitted for college. At the time of the 2014 announcement, there was only only one — 6-foot-11 Myles Turner of Trinity (Euless, Texas), who now plays for the University of Texas.
In last year’s game, Jahlil Okafor (Duke via Whitney Young, Chicago) led the East team to a 158-147 victory over the West team. Okafor shared game MVP honors with the West’s Cliff Alexander (Kansas via Curie, Chicago). Alexander was the 2014 Mr. Basketball USA National Player of the Year.
2015 Jordan Brand Classic
Boys High School Basketball Team
Isaiah Briscoe, Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.) 6-3 G (Kentucky)
Jaylen Brown, Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) 6-7 SF (Undecided)
Jalen Brunson, Stevenson (Lincolnshire, Ill.) 6-1 G (Villanova)
Thomas Bryant, Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.) 6-10 C (Undecided)
Jalen Coleman, La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.) 6-4 G (Illinois)
Eric Davis, Arthur Hill (Saginaw, Mich.) 6-3 G (Texas)
Cheick Diallo, Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.) 6-9 PF (Undecided)
Henry Ellenson, Rice Lake (Rice Lake, Wis.) 6-9 PF (Marquette)
Luke Kennard, Franklin (Franklin, Ohio) 6-4 SG (Duke)
Skal Labissierre, Reach Your Dreams (Memphis, Tenn.) 6-10 C (Kentucky)
Charles Matthews, St. Rita (Chicago) 6-5 G (Kentucky)
Malachi Richardson, Trenton Catholic (Trenton, N.J.) 6-5 SF (Syracuse)
Caleb Swanigan, Homestead (Fort Wayne, Ind.) 6-8 PF (Undecided)
Dwayne Bacon, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) 6-6 SF (Florida State)
Malik Beasley, St. Francis (Alpharetta, Ga.) 6-4 SG (Florida State)
Antonio Blakeney, Oak Ridge (Orlando, Fla.) 6-3 SG (LSU)
Deyonta Davis, Muskegon (Muskegon, Mich.) 6-9 PF (Michigan State)
Tyler Davis, Plano West (Plano, Texas) 6-9 C (Texas A&M)
Tyler Dorsey, Maranatha (Pasadena, Calif.) 6-5 SG (Oregon)
Austin Grandstaff, Rockwall (Rockwall, Texas) 6-3 G (Ohio State)
Dedric Lawson, Hamilton (Memphis, Tenn.) 6-8 PF (Memphis)
Malik Newman, Callaway (Jackson, Miss.) 6-3 G (Undecided)
Ivan Rabb, Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, Calif.) 6-9 PF (Undecided)
Ben Simmons, Montverde Academy (Fla.) 6-9 PF (LSU)
Allonzo Trier, Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) 6-4 SG (Arizona)
Stephen Zimmerman, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) 7-0 C (Undecided)
The 2015 Jordan Brand Classic will feature three games, beginning with an International Game at 1:30 p.m. EDT. This is the eighth year that the best young talent from around the globe will participate at the JBC. Following the International Game at 3:30 p.m., the inaugural girls game will be hosted by WNBA star Maya Moore.
A regional game will tip off at 5:30 p.m. The Regional Game is a “City vs. Suburbs” affair that will feature the top prep players from the New York metropolitan area.
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 on the JBC, including all-time rosters and box scores, please visit JordanBrandClassic.com.