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Louisville signee VJ King will play in Jordan Brand Classic game

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Louisville signee VJ King will participate in the prestigious Jordan Brand Classic game in Brooklyn. The all-star game revealed its full 2016 rosters on Friday, and the Cardinal-to-be made the cut.

Sixteen players were named Friday to the prestigious boys game with more players will be added to the Jordan rosters toward the end of the 2015-16 season.

Nine of the 16 were selected to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA preseason team in November. American Family Insurance is the presenting sponsor of the Jordan Brand Classic.


The game featuring the top boys players will be the nightcap of four games as the Jordan Brand Classic returns to Barclays Center for the fourth consecutive year. The day begins with an international game at 1:30 p.m. ET, followed by the girls national game at 3:30, a regional game featuring top players from New York City against top players from the Northeast at 5:30, and the boys national game at 8.

The Jordan Brand Classic, which has hosted postgame musical performances by everyone from Nicki Minaj to Drake, has featured standouts such as LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant. Nine of the 14 players selected in the 2015 NBA draft lottery played in the event.

Shaqquan Aaron played in the event in 2014, and Donovan Mitchell was the MVP of the regional game last season.