Jordan Brand Classic 2011: East Beats West, But Anthony Davis Stars

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Jordan Brand Classic 2011: East Beats West, 113-109, But Anthony Davis Stars

The best high school basketball players in the country ran the court in Charlotte tonight, and in the 2011 Jordan Brand Classic, the East topped the West, 113-109.

Anthony Davis, playing for the West team, had the game's biggest night. He made 13 of 15 shots and scored 29 points — the highest total tallied in a Jordan Brand Classic by a player not named LeBron James, who had 34 points in 2003 — and his scoring kept the West in the game until a couple of late free throws pushed the East's lead out of reach. He will be headed to Kentucky in the fall.

James McAdoo, a North Carolina commit, led the East with 26 points and added 14 rebounds. He and Davis were named co-MVPs.

Of course, in a high school all-star game, there isn't much defense being played. SLAM Magazine's Ben Osbourne called the end of the game a "dunkfest."

Jonathan Givony of Draft Express, one of the foremost experts in prep hoops, named Davis his top high school player in the Class of 2011 after the game.

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Jordan Brand Classic 2011: TV Information, Start Time, Rosters And More

On Saturday, the 10th annual Jordan Brand Classic will tip off in Charlotte, North Carolina. Some of the NBA's future stars figure to make their first national TV appearances in this event; fans can tune in to ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET to catch the action.

The odds of witnessing a future superstar are certainly in our favor. In the past two years alone, we've seen college stars Kyrie Irving, Harrison Barnes, and Derrick Favors; in years past, the Jordan Brand Classic has featured LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Amar'e Stoudamire.

The event features some of the top 17-and-under basketball players  from around the world. Each of the top five 17-and-under players, as ranked by ESPNU, will see action: No. 1 Austin Rivers, No. 2 Anthony Davis, No. 3 Michael Gilchrist, No. 4 Quincy Miller, and No. 5 James McAdoo.

Here is the full roster of players selected to participate in th 2011 Jordan Brand Classic.

Austin Rivers (Winter Park, FL/Duke)
Anthony Davis (Chicago, IL/Kentucky)
Michael Gilchrist (Elizabeth, NJ/Kentucky)
Quincy Miller (High Point, NC/Baylor)
James McAdoo (Norfolk, VA/North Carolina)
Bradley Beal (St. Louis, MO/Florida)
Khem Birch (Fitchburg, MA/Pittsburgh)
Jabari Brown (Oakland, CA/Oregon)
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Greenville, GA/Georgia)
Michael Carter-Williams (Providence, RI/Syracuse)
Rakeem Christmas (Bryn Athyn, PA/Syracuse)
Michael Gbinije (Richmond, VA/Duke)
P.J. Hairston (Chatham, VA/North Carolina)
Myck Kabongo (Henderson, NV/Texas)
Johnny O’Bryant (Cleveland, MS/LSU)
Sir’Dominic Pointer (Winston-Salem, NC/St. John’s)
Otto Porter (Sikeston, MO/Undecided)
Shannon Scott (Alpharetta, GA/Ohio State)
Marquis Teague (Indianapolis, IN/Kentucky)
Adonis Thomas (Memphis, TN/Memphis)
Kyle Wiltjer (Portland, OR/Kentucky)
Tony Wroten, Jr. (Seattle, WA/Washington)

For more, check out Jordan Brand Classic coverage at our regional hubs, SB Nation New York and SB Nation Chicago.

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