Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Wiggins, Parker, Randle Expected for Jordan Brand Classic
Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle are among the high school stars expected to compete in the Jordan Brand Classic April 13 at the Barclays Center.
Tickets go on sale today (Friday) at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.
The 6-foot-8 Parker recently pledged to Duke, while the 6-8 Wiggins and the 6-9 Randle remain uncommitted and will sign during the NCAA late signing period beginning April 17.
Wiggins is considering Kentucky, Florida State, Kansas and North Carolina, while Randle is down to Kentucky, Kansas, Florida, N.C. State, Oklahoma and Texas.
The Jordan Brand Classic is part of a tripleheader with the International Game at 3:30 p.m., the City vs. Suburbs Regional Game at 5:30 p.m. and the National Game at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose, Amar’e Stoudemire, Kyrie Irving and Dwight Howard all played their final high school game in the Jordan Brand Classic.
The game is returning to New York for the first time since 2010, when it was last played at Madison Square Garden.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.