Jordan Brand Classic Heading to Charlotte

The annual high-school All-Star hoops game moves to the home state of His Airness.

2011 Jordan Brand Classic Moves to Charlotte

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Today, the Jordan Brand announced that its annual Jordan Brand Classic game would be making the move from New York's Madison Square Garden to Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. With the brand's deep ties to North Carolina, it's only fitting that the state that spawned the greatest basketball talent the world has seen would host the event for its 10th Anniversary. Several of the league's top stars have competed in the JBC, including LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, Brandon Jennings and Amar'e Stoudemire just to name a few. The co-MVPs for this year's game were Harrison Barnes of North Carolina and Duke's Kyrie Irving.

The 2011 Jordan Brand Classic will feature the nations’ top prep players in a National Game, a Regional Game featuring the best high school players from the state of North Carolina in an East vs. West matchup and an International Game with the top 17-and-under players from around the world.

The 2011 Jordan Brand Classic tips off on April 16th. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN 2. For updates and ticket information regarding the JBC, make sure you visit the Jordan Brand Classic website and follow them on Twitter.

2011 Jordan Brand Classic Moves to Charlotte


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