Roster Revealed for 15th Annual Jordan Brand Classic presented by American Family Insurance
We are thrilled to partner with Jordan Brand to acknowledge and honor these tremendous student-athletes, and their friends, families and local communities that have inspired and supported them during the pursuit of their dreams.
16 All-Americans Selected; Remaining Spots to be Awarded
Jordan Brand Classic presented by American Family Insurance has announced the All-American Boys Team for this year’s game on Friday, April 15.
Now in its 15th year, the Jordan Brand Classic presented by American Family Insurance has announced the All-American Boys Team for this year’s game on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. These 16 players were selected to follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest in the game including Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The remaining roster spots will follow later this season.
“We look forward to returning to Brooklyn for a full-day of matchups to celebrate the best amateur athletes in the game,” said Larry Miller, President of Jordan Brand. “We appreciate the support of American Family Insurance and the opportunity to enhance the experiences of these athletes by recognizing them in their hometowns in front of their family and friends.”
As part of this prestigious honor, and for the first time in the history of the event, Jordan Brand has partnered with American Family Insurance to tour the nation to recognize each Jordan Brand Classic All-American, his senior teammates, and their friends, families and local community during his high school’s “Senior Night.” The Jordan Brand Classic “Senior Night” Tour presented by American Family Insurance will also commemorate each Jordan Brand Classic All-American by the raising of a permanent banner in his gymnasium identifying this incredible accomplishment.
“We are thrilled to partner with Jordan Brand to acknowledge and honor these tremendous student-athletes, and their friends, families and local communities that have inspired and supported them during the pursuit of their dreams,” said American Family Insurance vice president of marketing Telisa Yancy. “Senior Night is a very special event for high school communities across the country, and we are looking forward to touring the nation with the Jordan Brand for this momentous occasion.”
The 2016 Jordan Brand Classic All-American Boys roster is listed below. Players not yet named to the team will have the opportunity to showcase their skills and earn a spot in the remaining weeks of the 2015-16 season. The roster will be completed in early March.
The Jordan Brand Classic will once again include three additional contests specific to Girls, International and New York City athletes. These rosters will be announced in February. Following the quadruple-header event will be a special performance. Previous performers include Drake (2013), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2014) and Nicki Minaj (2015). This year’s artist will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for the Jordan Brand Classic will go on sale on January 29th at all Ticketmaster locations, the Barclays Center box office, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
For more information, visit the official website at www.JordanBrandClassic.com or follow @JordanClassic on Twitter and Instagram.
About Jordan Brand:
Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc., is a premium brand of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories inspired by the dynamic legacy, vision and direct involvement of Michael Jordan. The brand made its debut in 1997 and has grown into a complete collection of sport performance and lifestyle product. The Jordan Brand remains active in the community through its new corporate responsibility program WINGS for the Future, focusing on three unique community programs emphasizing Education, Sport and Creativity. For more information on Jordan Brand, visit www.Jumpman23.com.
About American Family Insurance:
Madison, Wisconsin based American Family Insurance is the nation's third-largest mutual property/casualty insurance company and ranks 358th on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, through its exclusive agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General, Homesite and AssureStart) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the Internet or by phone. Web: www.amfam.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/amfam; Twitter: www.twitter.com/amfam.
2016 Jordan Brand All-American Boys Team
Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (School Location) College
Bam Adebayo PF 6-10 240 High Point Christian (High Point, NC) Kentucky
Udoka Azubuike C 6-11 270 Potters House Christian (Jacksonville, FL) Undecided
Marques Bolden C 6-9 250 DeSoto H.S. (Dallas, TX) Undecided
Tony Bradley C 6-10 235 Bartow H.S. (Bartow, FL) North Carolina
Miles Bridges SF 6-7 225 Huntington Prep (Huntington, WV) Michigan State
De’Aaron Fox PG 6-3 185 Cypress Lakes H.S. (Katy, TX) Kentucky
Markelle Fultz SG 6-4 190 DeMatha H.S. (Hyattsville, MD) Washington
Alterique Gilbert PG 6-1 170 Miller Grove H.S. (Lithonia, GA) Connecticut
Harry Giles PF 6-9 230 Forest Trail Academy (Kernersville, NC) Duke
Jonathan Isaac SF 6-9 200 IMG Academy (Naples, FL) FSU
Josh Jackson SF 6-7 195 Prolific Prep (Napa, CA) Undecided
Andrew Jones SG 6-4 196 MacArthur H.S. (Irving, TX) Texas
V.J. King SF 6-7 180 Paul VI H.S. (Fairfax, VA) Louisville
Malik Monk SG 6-3 185 Bentonville H.S. (Bentonville, AR) Kentucky
Omari Spellman PF 6-9 275 St. Thomas More (Oakdale, CT) Villanova
Jayson Tatum SF 6-9 200 Chaminade (St. Louis, Mo) Duke