The Jordan Brand Classic is gaining popularity every single year. Some even favor it over the McDonalds All-American Game.
This season three of North Carolinas four recruits for 2012 were named to the roster today. Those three Tar Heel recruits join 17 of the top High School recruits in the country. The game is scheduled to be played on April 14th in Charlotte, NC.
The Tar Heels top recruit and #1 point guard in the nation, Marcus Paige from Linn-Mar (Marion, Iowa) headlines the Tar Heels recruiting class thats expected to reload after this season. He’s excited to play in the game which is expected to be a heavy North Carolina crowd.
“I know that a lot of fans will be there and we want to put on a show for them,” said Paige, to ESPN.com “It’s such an honor to be in this game. I’m really excited to be a part of this.”
Joining him in the game is forward J.P Tokoto (Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin) and guard Brice Johnson (Cordova, SC).
Tokoto and Johnson were both designated to the East team, while Paige was designated to the West team.
The last UNC player to play in the Jordan Brand Classic was star Harrison Barnes in 2010. Barnes led the West in a 129-125 win, as he won the games MVP. Barnes had 20 points and 15 rebounds.