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Jordan Brand Classic rosters

It’s a triple-header of Jordan Brand Classic games today, starting at 2:30 with the International Game. A quick summary of what to expect: It is filled with a roster of names no one has ever heard of (except in 2011 with Enes Kanter). Then at 4:00 is the regional game, where we’ll get another contest filled with names no one has ever heard of from within the state of North Carolina, where the Classic is being held.

Finally, the main event is at 7:00 on ESPN, when some of the top-stars in high school basketball will take to the court to represent their college choice. Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress will be participating, and one of the last top-targets left on the board for 2012, Anthony Bennett will also be playing.

Lots of names on the roster were at one time connected to Kentucky. It should be fun watching these guys play on the same court, to see where Kentucky’s freshman stack up against the competition — and just how good a job Calipari did pulling this class together. The full roster is below:


Kyle Anderson (UCLA)
Kris Dunn (Providence)
Jerami Grant (Syracuse)
Gary Harris (Michigan State)
Brice Johnson (North Carolina)
Nerlens Noel (Kentucky)
Ricardo Ledo (Providence)
Tony Parker (Undecided)
Rodney Purvis (NC State)
Kaleb Tarczweski (Arizona)
J.P. Tokoto (North Carolina)


Steven Adams (Pittsburgh)
Brandon Ashley (Arizona)
Isaiah Austin (Baylor)
Anthony Bennett (Undecided)
Archie Goodwin (Kentucky)
Danuel House (Houston)
Grant Jerrett (Arizona)
Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA)
Marcus Paige (North Carolina)
Alex Poythress (Kentucky)
Rasheed Sulaimon (Duke)

Kentucky had four represented in the game a year ago. Remember, it was when Marquis Teague, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Anthony Davis and Kyle Wiltjer were all on the same court. Kentucky could have four players in the game this coming season too with an Anthony Bennett signing.

Article written by Stuart Hammer

B.S. Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky. @StuartHammerKSR

14 Comments for Jordan Brand Classic rosters

  1. City of Pikeville
    2:34 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Lokasf forward to th jornad brand classic. Its the best toury. Contrats to gat and the Cast for brinjng the torphy back tot it’s rightful home. Ald good luck nOel nd rest. Were rrooting for you.

  2. letsroll
    2:35 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink


  3. nassau65
    2:40 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    1. that’s actually funny. I bet the person responsible for proofreading that plaque was fired. At least i would hope so. That was truly embarrassing, and our rivals are having a blast with it. It’s all fun.

  4. tdogg40330
    2:42 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    so, are we pg U or shot blocker U now?? or both??

  5. Richard's Mommy
    2:47 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Has anyone seen my reject son? He desperately needs his meds.

  6. Big Blue 66
    3:09 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    4. we are Dominate U

  7. Bluecat
    3:10 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    We NEED Anthany Bennett! Get Him, Cal!

  8. Bubba Earl
    3:12 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    I feel sorry for the West squad, Muhammad will ballhog all night!

  9. cracka
    3:15 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    what plaque had something misspelled on it? i missed this story

  10. Hoo Hoo's Daddy
    3:25 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Has anyone seen my pathetic son? Time to slop the hogs & his sister needs him to stay with her while she is going through rehab.

  11. YouKnowImRight
    4:08 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Bennett will committ at the game like lamb did 2 years ago

  12. Steve
    5:01 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Will bass let anybody else shoot tonight? I’ll say he shoots 25 times.

  13. Steve
    5:02 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink


  14. Greg
    5:27 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Bennett announcement tonight?