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Jordan Brand Classic Tips Tonight

The Jordan Brand Classic, which ranks with the McDonald's All-American Game as the premier high school basketball all-star showcases, is set to be played tonight with a trio of Illinois stars set to compete.

Whitney Young's Jahlil Okafor (Duke), Curie's Cliff Alexander (Kansas) and Marian Catholic's Tyler Ulis (Kentucky) are all set to compete.

Okafor will play for the East while Alexander and Ulis will play with the West.

The game will be played at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York and will be televised live on ESPN2 tonight at 6:00 p.m. CST.

Below are the rosters for both the East and the West.


East

Tyus Jones (Apple Valley, MN/Duke)

Joel Berry (Lake Highland, FL/UNC)

Isaiah Whitehead (Lincoln, NY/Seton Hall)

LJ Peak (Gaffney, SC/Georgetown)

Grayson Allen (Providence, FL/Duke)

James Blackmon (Marion, IN/Indiana)

Rashad Vaughn (Findlay, NV/UNLV)

Kelly Oubre (Findlay, NV/Kansas)

Justin Jackson (Homeschool Christian Youth Academy, TX/UNC)

Reid Travis (De LaSalle, MN/Stanford)

Trey Lyles (Arsenal Tech, IN/Kentucky)

Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young, L/Duke)

Karl Towns (St. Joseph, NJ/Kentucky).

 

West

Emmanuel Mudiay (Prime Prep, TX/SMU)

Tyler Ulis (Marian Catholic, IL/Kentucky)

Devin Booker (Moss Point, MS/Kentucky)

Kameron Chatman (Columbia Christian, OR/Michigan)

Theo Pinson (Wesleyan Christian, NC/North Carolina)

Justise Winslow (St. John’s, TX/Duke)

Stanley Johnson (Mater Dei, CA/Arizona)

Cliff Alexander (Curie, IL/Kansas)

Chris McCullough (IMG Academy, FL/Syracuse)

Myles Turner (Trinity, TX/Uncommitted)

Daniel Hamilton (St. John Bosco, CA/UConn)

D’Angelo Russell (Montverde Academy, FL/Ohio State)

Shaqquan Aaron (Rainier Beach, WA/Louisville)


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Jon Scheyer Now Assistant At Duke

Former Glenbrook North High School and Duke star Jon Scheyer has been elevated to the role of assistant coach at Duke with Steve Wojciechowski leaving to take the head job at Marquette.

Scheyer, who is now 26, joined the Duke staff as a special assistant coach prior to the 2013-14 season.

Scheyer, who was the 2006 Illinois Mr. Basketball, was thanked by 2013 Illinois Mr. Basketball Jabari Parker for the guidance he helped to provide during his freshman year at the school.

Next year, Duke will feature the 2014 Illinois Mr. Basketball Jahlil Okafor.


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Jabari Parker To Enter NBA Draft

Former Chicago Simeon star Jabari Parker of Duke has now officially decided to enter his name into consideration for the 2014 NBA draft.

Parker, a 6'9 forward, just concluded a superb freshman year at Duke which saw him average 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per contest.

Parker will now focus on selected an agent.

"Up to this point I haven't given any thought to agents. But now that I've declared, I will turn my attention to the process of choosing someone to represent me. Money was not a factor in my decision to go pro. It won't be a factor in my choice of an agent. My number one criterion in choosing a college coach was an impeccable reputation for integrity. I'm looking for the same thing in an agent", Parker told Sports Illustrated.

Parker currently projects to go among the first three picks in the draft.


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Cunningham To Announce Next Week

Class of 2014 Chicago Morgan Park star Josh Cunningham will announce his college decision next week according to his Twitter account.

Cunningham, a 6'7 forward, is the top-rated uncommitted prospect still on the board for the 2014 recruiting class.

Bradley, Indiana and South Carolina are all among the contenders to land Cunningham.

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H247 Regional Combine Set For Saturday

The Hoops 247 Regional Combine & Showcase is set to run this Saturday, April 19th at the Fieldhouse of Merrillville.  The Fieldhouse of Merrillville is located at 899 East 99th Place in Merrillville, Indiana.
 
The Regional Combine is one of a series of qualifiers for the national event, the Hoops 247 All-American Combine which will take place during the July Evaluation Period on July 10.
 
Last year, the Hoops 247 All-American Combine featured some of the top basketball talent in the country during July Evaluation Period, and was completely sold out! 
 
This year, a limited number of at-large slots are available.  The only way to guarantee your slot in the national combine in July is through a Regional Qualifier.
 
The Regional Combine is open to prospects in the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 recruiting classes.

Check-in for registered participants will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday with the event starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.  The event will conclude by 2:00 p.m.
 
All participants will go through combine-style testing, stations and drills in addition to game play.  Each participant will play in three running clock games at the event in front of college coaches.

If you have additional questions, please contact Brian Stinnette at 773-339-5807 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The registration fee for the event is $95.

Click Here To Register For the Hoops 247 Regional Combine & Showcase


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