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2017 Jordan Brand Classic Hosts Next Generation Of Elite Talent

Jordan family member Carmelo Anthony with National Boys team co-MVPs

On April 14, Jordan Brand held the 16th annual Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center, which featured top high school basketball players representing the All-American Boys and Girls, Global and Regional teams.

The National Boys Game included several of the nation’s top prospects, with the West defeating the East, 124-116. Co-MVP honors went to Brian Bowen (undecided) and Lonnie Walker Jr. (Miami), who scored 26 and 19 points, respectively.

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Now in its third year, the National Girls Game resulted in a 122-82 victory for the West. Kiana Williams (Stanford) led that effort with 20 points, while Chasity Patterson (Texas) had 17 points for the East. Both players were named Co-MVP.

In the regional contest, Brandon Randolph (Arizona) and Kimani Lawrence (Arizona State) were named Co-MVPs, while Addison Patterson (Canada) and Killian Hayes (France) took home those honors in the Global Showcase.

Throughout the week, Jordan Brand provided a premium experience for high school standouts. An opening ceremony featured surprise visits from Jordan Brand family members Ray Allen and Maya Moore. These two legends also answered questions from players in the first-ever JBC Media Etiquette 101. Participants were outfitted in the latest Jordan Brand footwear and apparel at each event.

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The National Girls team was treated to a VIP experience at the WNBA Draft and supported a WINGS community initiative in Queens. All players also took a boat tour that offered views of several historic New York City spots.

On game day, Jordan Brand honored four community leaders with Wings awards in the spirit of Greatness, Determination, Authenticity and Freedom. Players and fans enjoyed musical performances by A Boogie Wit da Hoodie and Rick Ross to cap off the full day of games.

Wing’s Award Recipients: Drew Frank, Henry ‘Hank’ Carter (Wheel Chair Charities), Erica Ford (Life Camp), and Spike Lee.

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