Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats In The Jordan Brand Classic - Open Thread

Andrew Harrison will likely be a major factor tonight. - USA TODAY Sports

Talk about the Jordan Brand Classic game here.

The Jordan Brand Classic has a very Big Blue flavor tonight as six incoming Wildcats will participate in the game. This is the most by any one college I can ever recall, and if it ever is eclipsed, it will most likely be Kentucky breaking its own record.

These all-star games are generally guard-dominated affairs, but the McDonald’s All-American game wasn’t. This year has a large number of remarkable, athletic forwards, so I expect them to once again dominate the game as they did in the McDonald's game.

This game tends to be a lot more competitive, for some reason, than the McDonald’s game. It may be by design, or it may just be the players wanting to really impact one of the two showcases. It really doesn’t matter that much, but I am hoping to see one or two of the Kentucky players make a big impact on this game.

Here is your complete roster, courtesy of the JBC website (Note: I corrected two errors I saw):

East Team

Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (School Location) College
Tyler Ennis PG
6-2 180 St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, NJ) Syracuse
Aaron Harrison SG 6-5 205 Travis H.S. (Ft. Bend, TX) Kentucky
Andrew Harrison PG
6-5 210 Travis H.S. (Ft. Bend, TX) Kentucky
Kuran Iverson SF 6-8 200 Fishburne Military School (Waynesboro, VA) Memphis
Rondae Jefferson SF 6-7 215 Chester H.S. (Chester, PA) Arizona
Kennedy Meeks
C
6-9 275
West Charlotte H.S. (Charlotte, NC)
North Carolina
Bobby Portis PF 6-9 225
Hall H.S. (Little Rock, AR) Arkansas
Julius Randle PF 6-9 225
Prestonwood Christian Academy (Dallas, TX) Kentucky
Wayne Selden SG 6-5 220 The Tilton School (Tilton, NH) Kansas
Chris Walker C 6-10 195 Holmes County H.S. (Bonifay, FL) Florida
Andrew Wiggins SF 6-7 205 Huntington Prep (Huntington, WV) Undecided

West Team

Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (School Location) College
Joel Embiid C 7-0 230 The Rock School (Gainesville, FL) Kansas
Aaron Gordon PF 6-8 210 Archbishop Mitty H.S. (San Jose, CA) Arizona
Kasey Hill PG 6-0 170 Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL) Florida
Dakari Johnson C 6-10 250 Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL) Kentucky
Matt Jones SG 6-4 180 DeSoto H.S. (Dallas, TX) Duke
Marcus Lee C 6-9 200 Deer Valley H.S. (Antioch, CA) Kentucky
Jabari Parker SF 6-8 220 Simeon Career Academy (Chicago, IL) Duke
Noah Vonleh PF 6-8 220 New Hampton School (New Hampton, NH) Indiana
Troy Williams SF 6-7 190 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) Indiana
Nigel Williams-Goss PG 6-3 180 Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV) Washington
James Young SF 6-6 210 Rochester H.S. (Rochester, MI) Kentucky

Enjoy the game.

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