March 23, 2010

Jordan Brand Classic Regional Teams Announced

NEW YORK, NY - Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc., announced on Tuesday the rosters for the Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game, which will be a part of the Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 17.

The game will feature the top prep players from the New York City metropolitan area in a City vs. Suburbs showdown.

Heading to many of the top college programs in the northeast - including St. Johns, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Seton Hall, Kansas State, Temple, Rutgers, Boston, Vermont, Richmond, Manhattan, Stony Brook - the players represent one of the most talented classes in the history of the Regional Game.

The City Team includes Mike Alvarado (All Hallows/Bronx, NY), Maurice Barrow (Christ the King/Middle Village, NY), David Coley (Thomas Jefferson/Brooklyn, NY), Brandon Frazier (Bishop Loughlin/Brooklyn, NY), Leroy Isler (Boys &Girls/Brooklyn, NY), Kadeem Jack (Rice/New York, NY), Ryan Rhoomes (Cardozo/Bayside, NY), Jeffrey Short (John F. Kennedy/Bronx, NY), Shane Southwell (Rice/New York, NY) and Malik Thomas (Wadleigh/New York, NY).

The City Team will be coached by Paul Gilvary (Holy Cross High School/Flushing, NY) and Ed Gonzalez (Bishop Loughlin High School/Brooklyn, NY)

The Suburban Team includes Gilvydas Biruta (St. Benedict's Prep/Newark, NJ), Aaron Brown (St. Benedict's Prep/Newark, NJ), Fuquan Edwin (Paterson Catholic/Paterson, NJ), Marcus Henderson (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh, NY), Antoine Mason (New Rochelle/New Rochelle, NY), J.J. Moore (South Kent School/South Kent, CT), Jason Morris (The Hotchkiss School/Lakeville, CT), Ronald Roberts (Saint Peter's Preparatory/Jersey City, NJ), Brian Voelkel (Iona Preparatory/New Rochelle, NY) and Derrick Williams (St. Anthony/Jersey City, NJ).

Suburban Team will be coached by Mike Kelly (Saint Peter's Preparatory School/Jersey City, NJ) and Bill Murphy (New Rochelle High School/New Rochelle, NY) on the bench.

This year's tripleheader will begin with the Regional Game at 3:30 p.m. followed by the International Game at 5:30 p.m., and the All-American Game at 8:00 p.m.

The International Game will feature the top 15-16 year old players from around the world, including 10 European players, who were recently selected at a Jordan Brand training camp held in Istanbul, Turkey on March 6-7. Additional players from China, Brazil and Africa will also join the International Team - roster to be announced at a later date.

Both the Regional and International games will be webcasted, FREE and exclusively on the High School Basketball Network. Go to JordanBrandClassic.TV and sign up




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