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April 12, 2012

Jordan Brand Classic Kicks Off in Charlotte

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The nation's top basketball players arrived in Charlotte for the Jordan Brand Classic. The first day included orientation with Jordan Brand Vice President Howard "H" White and a visit to the ESPNU headquarters.

The nation's top basketball players arrived in Charlotte yesterday for the Jordan Brand Classic. The week started off with orientation in the Jordan Brand Classic Gold Room featuring images of past game MVPs and this year's game jerseys and footwear.  Jordan Brand Vice President, Howard "H" White, kicked things off followed by Hip Hop Preacher, Eric Thomas. The athletes listened to Thomas' message of the importance of a strong work ethic. 

Immediately following orientation, the Jordan Brand Classic National Team visited ESPNU's headquarters for a Signing Day Special where Shabazz Muhammad and Nerlens Noel announced their college decisions live on television. All of the players received air time and interacted with some of the biggest names in college sports television. 

The Jordan Brand Classic will be nationally televised live on ESPN on Saturday, April 14. 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. For updated roster information, please visit JordanBrandClassic.com.