Big matchups highlight Jordan Classic 

February, 12, 2013
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There’s no arguing the quality of this year’s Jordan Brand Classic rosters, which were announced on Tuesday. The game is stocked with 22 players, and that means some of the fat has been trimmed off the event.

Typically, this event constructs its roster with elite prospects who have come up through the Nike system with an emphasis on potential pro players. The game is slanted toward talent and potential, not high school resumes.

However, that’s not what has me excited about this year’s game, which will be played April 13 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and televised live on ESPN2.

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