- National Teams
For the second year in a row, forty of the best 15 and 16 year olds in Europe will descend upon the UK to try and earn a spot in the International Game at this April’s Jordan Brand Classic. Only the best will be invited to join the Classic in the United States, along with other top players from around the world.
The camp for the 1996 born generation will feature three players from the UK; Jules Christian (6’0″ guard, Slovenia), Theo Oghide (6’6″ forward, Birmingham A’s), and Liam Carpenter (6’0″ guard, Medway Park Crusaders).
The three-day training camp will see the players run through a series of drills and scrimmages led by basketball training experts Christopher Thomas and Ganon Baker, culminating in an All Star game on Sunday March 11th. Ten players will be selected as the Most Valuable Players from the camp and they will travel to the United States in April, along with six players from other regions of the world to compete in the fifth annual International Game as part of the Jordan Brand Classic 2012.
Last year, Tyrell Isaacs, Kingsley Okoroh, Mo Soluade and Ben Mead repped the UK, whilst previous to that Omari Coates (2010), Dale Francis (2010), Joe Hart (2009), & Devon Van Oostrum (2009) have all been at the training camp. Kenroy Wood remains the only British player to compete in the Jordan Brand Classic International Game in the US, after being named MVP of a separate one day UK camp in 2007.
The Jordan Brand Classic International Tour All Star game will be open to members of the public (free admission!) and take place on Sunday March 11th at 6.45pm at Sports Dock, University of East London (Docklands Campus, University Way, London, E16 2RDn) – be there!
For an insight into what happened last year, check the video below, you can also see extended highlights from the All-Star game.