Grammy Award winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be performing at one of this year’s biggest all-star games, the Jordan Brand Classic. It is one of the premier basketball events held each year showcasing some of the nation’s top high school talent.
This year’s classic will be held, Friday, April 18 at the Barclays Center. The tripleheader will start with the International Game at 2:30 p.m., followed by the New York Regional Game at 4:30 p.m. and the All-American game at 7 p.m. est., which will be nationally televised on ESPN2 reports hiphopwired.
The top high school athletes to look out for at the game include 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).
Some of the past high school players featured in the classic were NBA all-stars Lebron James, Kevin Durrant, Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul.
Last year’s event featured a performance by basketball fanatic Drake. –Chris M. Garner