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3 reasons to watch the Jordan Brand Classic tonight at 8 p.m. on ESPN2

(Oh hey, John Wall!)

Hopefully most of you will be sitting comfortably in Commonwealth Stadium at 8 p.m. tonight for the Blue/White game, but if not– tune into ESPN 2 at 8 p.m. for the Jordan Brand Classic Game. If you are headed to the spring game, set your DVRs accordingly. The future of Kentucky basketball will once again be on display during the game. Below are 3 reasons to watch tonight’s game:

1) You might get a preview of what a good portion of the starting line-up could look like next year IF Andrew Wiggins picks Kentucky

The bulk of Kentucky’s 2013 recruiting class (Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Julius Randle, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee and James Young) are all participating in tonight’s game.

The East Team in particular though features Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Julius Randle and Andrew Wiggins. If Wiggins commits to Kentucky, you could be looking at 4 of next year’s starters. Hopefully the Jordan Brand Classic staff will humor us and make that line-up happen at some point. And if so, just allow your mind to fantasize about that line-up for a moment.

2) Andrew Wiggins 

In addition to the future Wildcats, a potential future Wildcat will also be taking center stage at the event tonight. The #1 prospect in the country, and the most highly touted high school prospect since LeBron James, will take the court tonight. If you happen to be in the minority of people who are “over” the whole Andrew Wiggins recruitment, just watch him play. You will quickly jump back onto the “Wiggins to Kentucky” bandwagon.

Wiggins will have the chance to play on the same team with 3 of his potential Kentucky teammates next season. Having Andrew Harrison as your point guard has to be enticing, right?

3) Drake

If you are over the age of 30, disregard #3. If you are a high school basketball player considering Kentucky, just remember that Drake is friends with John Calipari. And yes, that is cool.

Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

11 Comments for 3 reasons to watch the Jordan Brand Classic tonight at 8 p.m. on ESPN2

  1. Underarock
    6:40 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Who is Andrew wiggins?

  2. Dru Down
    6:43 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

  3. Will K.
    6:54 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone know how to watch it online? (I don’t get ESPN.)

  4. BBN
    8:11 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    People over the age of 40 probably don’t know Drake. However, most people under 40 know his music.

  5. same ol
    8:50 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Ally T and Kristen G always raking in 10s of 15s comments every post.
    I just say what everyone else won’t…. you see one of those names, you know you ain’t gunna care.

  6. Caftan
    9:04 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    KSR please post the Wiggons to Randall lob, it was sweeeet

  7. Caftan
    9:11 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    I’m 34, who is this Drake feller you speak of, does he own that bar next to Malones? Anyway it’s after 9 so I’ll check back in tomorrow to find out cause i gotta head to bed.

  8. Han
    9:52 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    I think we’ve got at least 3 guys in double digits. If Wiggins commits to UK, looking back at this game, UK commits will have something like a fourth of the points scored.

  9. Han
    10:00 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Kentucky, especially Randle, is dominating the end of this 2nd half.

    Randle’s gonna be special. End of the game and he’s still flying and hustling and bullying to the rim.