Domantas Sabonis of Lithuania Headlines this year's JBC International Class
Following in the shoes of Jordan Brand Classic alumni Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James,Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin, the next generation of basketball’s brightest stars will take the floor in the 11th annual Jordan Brand Classic at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte on Saturday, April 14. The Jordan Brand Classic will be nationally televised live on ESPN.
The Jordan Brand Classic event will also include a Regional Game, showcasing the top prep players from the state of North Carolina in an East vs. West showdown and the fifth annual International Game featuring 16 of the top 17-and-under players from around the world. Two of the top five picks in last year’s NBA Draft included International game alums Enes Kanter (Turkey) and Jonas Valančiūnas(Lithuania). In addition, 2011 JBC International MVP Andrew Wiggins is ranked as the top player in the 2014 college class.
The tripleheader will begin with the International Game at 2:30 PM followed by the Regional Game at 4:30 PM, and the All-American Game at 7:00 PM. The International and regional rosters will be announced at a later date.
"For over 10 years, the Jordan Brand Classic has featured some of the game’s greatest players and intense action,” said Keith Houlemard, President of Jordan Brand. “We are thrilled once again to host these incredible players at Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena and in front of millions of people tuning in on ESPN."
2012 Jordan Brand International Team
White Jerseys (Home)
No. Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Year Club Team Country
4 Federico Mussini PG 5-11 141 1996 Pall. Reggiana Italy
5 Etienne Ory PG 5-10 183 1996 INSEP France
6 Dimitrios Stamatis SG 6-0 190 1996 Everial Greece
7 Yang Jinmeng PG 6-3 176 1995 Guangdong Hongyuan China
8 Jan Wimberg SF 6-7 196 1996 Oldenburg Germany
9 Cyrille Eliezier Vanerot SF 6-6 220 1996 INSEP France
10 Christopher Egi PF 6-8 210 1996 St. Andrews HS Canada
11 Lucas Silva Dias C 6-8 215 1996 Club Pinheiros Brazil
Coach: Herman Harried (Lake Clifton HS/Baltimore, MD)
Blue Jerseys (Away)
4 Kevin Zabo PG 6-2 180 1995 Montrose Christian Canada
5 Berk Ugurlu SG 6-1 190 1996 Fenerbahce Turkey
6 Jules Christian Dang Akodo SG 6-2 190 1996 Olympija England
7 Eliel Gonzalez PG 6-3 184 1995 GBA Puerto Rico
8 Marko Arapovic C 6-8 227 1996 Cibona Croatia
9 Andrej Magdevski PG 6-3 165 1996 KK Partizan Macedonia
10 Boubacar Moungoro SF 6-6 200 1994 West Oaks Academy Mali
11 Domantas Sabonis PF 6-7 209 1996 Malaga Spain Lithuania
Coach: Kyle Manary (Episcopal HS/Houston, TX)