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Five observations: Jordan Brand Classic

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Jordan Brand Classic recap

ESPN's Mike Couzens, Paul Biancardi and Miles Simon summarized the Jordan Brand Classic featuring some of the best high school basketball players in the country.

NEW YORK -- The 2015 Jordan Brand Classic is now in the books as the West beat the East 118-116 at Barclays Center. The game's MVPs were Cheick Diallo (East), who had 26 points and 11 boards, and Allonzo Trier (West) with 28 points.

1. This game is always is full of players with NBA potential

The Jordan Brand Classic has had players who have been the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, lottery picks and first-round selections. It's the last time we'll see some of the nation's most outstanding high school seniors on the big stage until they become college freshmen, and down the road, some make it to the NBA. Think about the alumni list: Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis.