UK recruits punctuate Jordan rosters
Five Kentucky recruits and the top 10 prospects in the ESPN 100 were among 22 players selected Tuesday for this year's Jordan Brand Classic high school basketball all-star showcase.
This year's 12th edition of the game will be played April 13 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and televised live on ESPN2.
"This year's roster could be one of the most talented in the 12 years of the Jordan Brand Classic," said Larry Miller, president of Jordan Brand.
Andrew Harrison, Johnson, Lee and Young will all play for the West team, but Aaron Harrison will be on the East squad, meaning twins Aaron and Andrew will face off against each other.
Other teams that landed multiple recruits in the game were the Florida Gators, with point guard Kasey Hill and power forward Chris Walker; the Kansas Jayhawks, with shooting guard Wayne Selden and center Joel Embiid; the Duke Blue Devils, with small forward Jabari Parker and shooting guard Matt Jones; and the Indiana Hoosiers, with power forward Noah Vonleh and small forward Troy Williams.
Also stepping onto the floor in mid-April will be No. 1 prospect Andrew Wiggins, who is undecided on a college. Wiggins and No. 2 prospect Parker are on opposite teams, creating a much-anticipated showdown between the two best players in the country.
The complete East team comprises Aaron Harrison, Hill, Selden, Walker, Wiggins, Tyler Ennis (Syracuse Orange), Kuran Iverson (Memphis Tigers), Rondae Jefferson (Arizona Wildcats), Kennedy Meeks (North Carolina Tar Heels), Bobby Portis (Arkansas Razorbacks) and Julius Randle (undecided).