CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Jordan Brand Classic marked the end of the postseason all-star experience. Eight of the top 10 prospects in the ESPNU 100 took the court at Bobcat Arena as last year's MVP, Anthony Davis, looked on.
Next week, the announcements from Nerlens Noel (Everett, Mass./Tilton School) and Shabazz Muhammad (Las Vegas/Bishop Gorman), the Nos. 1 and 2 players in the ESPNU 100, will alter the landscape of college basketball.
In an all-star setting like the McDonald's All-American Game -- where agendas, "relaxed" defensive intensity and nervousness creep in -- the ball tends to be less than crisp. Wednesday's game, from my perspective, went according to script.
CHICAGO - Think of the McDonald's game not as a final exam but the next closest thing. The score will be kept but it's not the be all, end all for the players. For starters, not everyone is an "all-star" in this setting.
The 2012 Jordan Brand Classic features the top 10 players in the ESPNU 100. The boys from Jordan Brand don't miss on many targets and they leverage the brand of the greatest player in basketball history to help populate their rosters.