April 10th, 2014 by Brendan Dunne
The Jordan Brand Classic, an All-Star Game of sorts showcasing the cream of the crop in high school athletes from around the nation, will be back in Brooklyn this year on April 18th, 2014. And they’ll have a special musical guest again – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will be performing at the end of the evening. As is the custom, there will be sneakers and apparel made to match with the event. The Jordan Melo M10 is the center piece on the footwear side, and will arrive in a couple of limited NYC-inspired colorways that can be had starting April 18th at Flight 23 at Footaction, Nike Town New York, House of Hoops Harlem, and House of Hoops Fulton for $165. Continue reading to see the rest of the gear, as well as a more detailed breakdown of the upcoming event, and tell us if you’ll be in the building for the festivities.
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This time of year eyes around the world turn to the hardwood as the best players at all levels compete to determine who is the greatest. On April 18, Brooklyn, New York’s Barclays Center will host the Jordan Brand Classic, where the future of the game will play Next vs. Next in the 13th annual Jordan Brand Classic.
Participants in the National Game will don limited edition Jordan Melo M10s featuring a black or white upper and a New York City-inspired pattern on the collar. Continuing to pay homage to the Concrete Jungle, players’ uniforms will feature the same graphic depiction of the cityscape from above with accents of gold.
Both M10 colorways will be available for purchase beginning April 12 at Flight 23 at Footaction, House of Hoops Harlem and House of Hoops Fulton for $165. Drawing inspiration from the color and pattern of the elite players’ uniforms, exclusive Jordan JBC Cityscape Tees will also be available for $35.
The Jordan Brand Classic tripleheader will begin with the International Game at 2:30 p.m., followed by the New York Regional Game at 4:30 p.m.
The All-American game will be nationally televised at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN2. and viewers will have the opportunity to vote for the East and West MVPs, respectively. Follow @Jumpman23 on Twitter and Tweet the selection’s last name with #TakeFlightJBC.
The National Game will feature 26 of the top prospects in the country, including all of the top-10 rated players from the ESPN 100, highlighted by No. 1 Jahil Okafor (Chicago, IL), No. 2 Myles Turner (Bedford, TX), No. 3 Cliff Alexander (Chicago, IL), No. 4 Tyus Jones (Apple Valley, MN), and No. 5 Emmanuel Mudiay (Dallas, TX).
Tickets for the Jordan Brand Classic are currently on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, the Barclays Center box office, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. For more information, visit the official website at www.JordanBrandClassic.com, and follow @JordanClassic on Twitter.
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