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.
The Jordan Brand Classic, now in its 17th year, will return to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday, April 8. The double-header will showcase the greatest male and female high school basketball players in the game today, allowing these young athletes to follow in the footsteps of superstars like Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, LeBron James and Chris Paul.
Jordan Brand family member Maya Moore will once again be on-hand for the women’s match-up, which she helped initiate in 2015. The Girls Game will tip-off at 3:30 p.m. followed by the Boys Game at 5 p.m. EST.
The boys game will be televised live at 5 p.m. on ESPN2, with a replay set for 9:30 p.m. Sunday on ESPNU.
This year there will be no Regional or International Game.
Rosters for the Jordan Brand Classic teams can be found below.
Three of the four Duke signees — Tre Jones, Cam Reddish and Zion Williamson — are on the Home team. Duke-bound R.J. Barrett will not attend the game and will rest instead.
Oregon’s three players are on the Away team — Bol Bol, Louis King and Will Richardson. King will attend the game, but won’t participate because of a knee injury.
Kentucky’s two players in the game — Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson — are also on the Away team.
North Carolina’s Koby White and Nassir Little are on the Away team.
Syracuse’s Jalen Carey is on the Home team.
Vanderbilt’s Darius Garland and Simi Shittu are on the Away team, but Shittu is injured.
Romeo Langford, who is down to Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt, is the only uncommitted player in the game.
Montverde Academy coach Kevin Boyle, the Naismith Boys Basketball Coach of the Year, will coach the Home team, while legendary Oak Hill coach Steve Smith coaches the Away team.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, 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.