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3 Kentucky Wildcats recruits on Jordan Brand Classic Roster

John Calipari usually has several players on this annual All-Star game highlighting many of the nation's top high school prospects.


The Kentucky Wildcats will once again be well-represented in the annual Jordan Brand Classic Game.

Edrice "Bam" Adebayo, De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk will play in the annual game featuring the best high school talent in the country at the Barclays Center in April.

Those three are part of UK's six-man 2016 signing class and are among 16 initial players selected for the Jordan Brand Classic. The game featuring the top players from across the country takes place April 15.

Adebayo, a 6-9, 232-pound big man out of High Point Christian Academy in High Point (N.C.), is ranked in the top 10 by Rivals (No. 6) and ESPN (No. 6). 247Sports (No. 14) and Scout (No. 15) tab him as a top-15 prospect in the 2016 class. 

Fox, a 6-4, 185-pound point guard out of Cypress Lakes High in Cypress (TX), is rated as high as No. 2 overall in the rankings by 247Sports. Scout ranks him at No. 4, Rivals has him at No. 5 and ESPN tabs him No. 7. Scout and 247Sports both rank the five-star prospect as the No. 1 point guard prospect.

Monk, a 6-4, 187-pound guard out of Bentonville High in Bentonville (AR), is ranked No. 5 overall in the 2016 class by 247Sports and ESPN and No. 6 by Rivals and Scout.

Since John Calipari's arrival, 29 total players have been selected to the Jordan Brand Classic game including: Adebayo, Devin Booker, Isaiah Briscoe, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Fox, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Archie Goodwin, Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight, Skal Labissiere, Doron Lamb, Marcus Lee, Trey Lyles, Charles Matthews, Monk, Nerlens Noel, Daniel Orton, Alex Poythress, Julius Randle, Marquis Teague, Karl-Anthony Towns, Tyler Ulis, John Wall, Kyle Wiltjer and James Young