Jabari Parker and Julius Randle Named Co-MVPs of Jordan Brand Classic
What a game tonight. Julius Randle and Jabari Parker were named co-MVPs of the Jordan Brand Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Randle had 19 points and seven rebounds, while Parker chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds while leading the West team to a 102-98 victory.
I was a big fan of the decision to move the Jordan Classic to Brooklyn and it will hopefully be there for some time.
“After spending two great years at Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena, we decided to bring the Jordan Brand Classic to Brooklyn at Barclays Center,” said Larry Miller, President of Jordan Brand. “We are extremely excited to host this incredible talent in a borough famous for high school basketball. Brooklyn has been the home of many of the greatest-ever high school basketball players in the country, so it’s only fitting for Barclays Center to host the nation’s best high school all-star game,” Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark said. “We are proud to welcome the Jordan Brand Classic to Brooklyn and look forward to watching the future stars of the sport.”
Congratulations to all the young men who played tonight and it will be exciting to watch them in college. Parker and Randle will definitely shine, but you can’t forget about Andrew Wiggins also. It should be a truly fantastic season of college basketball next year and I, for one, cannot wait.