Elite High School Basketball Players Take Flight at Jordan Brand Classic
April 19, 2014
Friday night’s Jordan Brand Classic National Game featured plenty of offensive fireworks, and some of the nation’s best rising basketball talent as the East Team won 158-147.
Following a fan vote on Twitter, the East Team’s Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young, IL) earned co-Most Valuable Player honors, finishing with 29 points and nine rebounds at the 13th annual Jordan Brand Classic. Sharing the co-MVP honors was the West Team’s Cliff Alexander (Curie, IL) who had 23 points and eight rebounds.
Immediately before the National Game, New York City’s best local talent took the game to overtime, with a final score of White 102 – Black 99. In the first game of the day, elite talent from around the globe played a tough, close game, with the White Team winning 74-71.
Fans who were in their seats just before tip-off were treated to a one of a kind experience, with a digital projection demonstration on the court. Like previous years, the game drew fans and celebrities alike, including Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire and Fabolous. Lee England, Jr. performed during the National Game halftime show, while Macklemore and Ryan Lewis capped the night off with a high-energy performance.