The rosters for the Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game were announced today. The game will feature the top prep players from the New York City metropolitan area in a City vs. Suburbs showdown with a portion of the proceeds of the event once again benefiting the New York-based charity, Children’s Aid Society.
The city team will include O.D. Anosike (St. Peter’s), Dan Jennings (St. Thomas More), Sean Johnson (Christ the King), Omari Lawrence (South Kent Prep), James Padgett (Lincoln), Kevin Parrom (South Kent Prep), Russ Smith (Archbishop Molloy), Keith Spellman (Thomas Jefferson), James Stukes (Rice) and Chaz Williams (Bishop Ford). Rice’s Durand Scott was the lone local selected to the All-American game.
The suburban team will feature Karon Abraham (Eastside/Eastide, NJ), Paris Bennett (St. Patrick), Lance Brown (Paterson Catholic), Tamir Jackson (St. Benedict’s), Austin Johnson (Blair Academy), Dane Miller (Rush-Henrietta), Lamar Patterson (St. Benedict’s), Brandon Triche (Jamesville-DeWitt) and Sherrod Wright (Mount Vernon).
The city team will be coached by Rudy King of Bishop Loughlin and Lawrence Pollard from Thomas Jefferson while the suburban team will have Damon Wright (Paterson Catholic) and Geoff Billet (Christian Brothers Academy) on the bench.
This year’s event tripleheader, to be held at Madison Square Garden on April 18, will begin with an International Game at 3:30 p.m. followed by the Regional Game at 5:30 p.m., and the All-American Game at 8 p.m.