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Jordan Brand Classic International Roster Finalized

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

Numerical Roster

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)

No.   Name                                     Pos. Hgt.   Wgt.  Year   Club Team                             Country

 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)

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