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Four Future Big 12 Players to Play in Jordan Brand Classic

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma State at Texas Tech

Four future Big 12 players — two on the men’s side and two on the women’s side — will play in the Jordan Brand Classic, set for April 15 at Chicago’s Hope Academy.

Former Big 12 players like Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Charli Collier have played in the game during its 21-year history.

Playing on the men’s side will be two of the top recruits in the country. Baylor signee Keyonte George will play for the home team. Texas signee Dillon Mitchell will play for the away teams. Both are McDonald’s All-American and will play in that game later this month.


Playing on the women’s side will be two of the top recruits in the country, but they’ll play on the same team. Baylor signee Darianna Littlepage-Buggs and Texas signee Ndjakalenga Mwenentanda will play together before they start to face off in Big 12 action next fall. Littlepage-Buggs is a McDonald’s All-American and is expected to play in that game, too.

2022 Jordan Brand National Boys Team

Away Team

Name, Pos, HT, WT, High School (School Location), College

Amari Bailey, SG, 6’4, 185, Sierra Canyon School (Chatsworth, CA), UCLA

Jaden Bradley, PG, 6’2, 185, IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL), Alabama

Jalen Hood-Schifino, SG, 6’4, 200, Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL), Indiana

Jett Howard, SF, 6’7, 185, IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL), Michigan

Vincent Iwuchukwu, C, 7’0, 215, Southern California Academy (Castaic, CA), USC

Dior Johnson, PG, 6’2, 180, Southern California Academy (Castaic, CA), Oregon

Dereck Lively, C, 7’0, 215, Westtown School (West Chester, PA), Duke

Dillon Mitchell, SF, 6’7, 195, Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL), Texas

Julian Phillips, SF, 6’9, 210, Link Academy (Branson, MO), LSU

Malik Reneau, PF, 6’8, 215, Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL), Florida

J.J Starling, SG, 6’4, 170, La Lumiere Academy (La Porte, IN), Notre Dame

Dariq Whitehead, SG, 6’5, 190, Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL), Duke

Cameron Whitmore, PF, 6’7, 220, Archbishop Spaulding H.S. (Severn, MD), Villanova

Home Team

Name, Pos, HT, WT, High School (School Location), College

Adem Bona, PF, 6’9, 225, Prolific Prep (Napa, CA), UCLA

Skyy Clark, PG, 6’2, 185, Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL), Undecided

Kam Craft, SG, 6’4, 185, TSF Prep (Atlanta, GA), Xavier

Kyle Filipowski, C, 6’11, 220, Wilbraham & Monson (Wilbraham, MA), Duke

Keyonte George, SG, 6’3, 185, IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL), Baylor

Chris Livingston, SF, 6’6, 190, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA), Kentucky

Brandon Miller, PF, 6’8, 190, Cane Ridge H.S. (Antioch, TN), Alabama

Tarris Reed, C, 6’9, 230, Link Academy (Branson, MO), Michigan

Ty Rodgers, SF, 6’6, 210, Thornton Township (Harvey, IL), Illinois

Nick Smith, SG, 6’4, 185, N. Little Rock H.S. (Little Rock, AR), Arkansas

Cason Wallace, PG, 6’2, 185, Richardson H.S. (Richardson, TX), Kentucky

Jordan Walsh, SF, 6’7, 195, Link Academy (Branson, MO), Arkansas

Kel’el Ware, C, 7’0, 210, N. Little Rock H.S (Little Rock, AR), Oregon


2022 Jordan Brand National Girls Teams

Away Team

Name, Pos, HT, WT, High School (School Location), College

Ryanne Allen, G, 6’1, Archbishop Wood H.S. (Warminster, PA), Vanderbilt

Janiah Barker, F, 6’2, Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL), Georgia

Isuneh Brady, P, 6’3, Cathedral Catholic H.S. (San Diego, CA), UConn

Paris Clark, G, 5’8, Long Island Lutheran H.S. (Brookville, NY), Arizona

Flau’Jae Johnson, PG, 5’10, Sprayberry H.S. (Marietta, GA), LSU

Darianna Littlepage-Buggs, W, 6’1, Classen H.S (Oklahoma City, OK), Baylor

Ndjakalenga Mwenentanda, W, 6’1, Washington H.S. (Sioux Falls, SD), Texas

Indya Nivar, PG, 5’9, Apex Friendship H.S. (Apex, NC), Stanford

Kyla Oldacre, P, 6’5, William Mason H.S. (Mason, OH), Miami

Paulina Paris, PG, 5’7, Saddle River Day School (Saddle River, NJ), UNC

Grace VanSlooten, F, 6’3, IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL), Oregon

Ashlyn Watkins, P, 6’3, Cardinal Newman School (Columbia, SC), S. Carolina

Ruby Whitehorn, G, 6’0, Detroit Edison Public Academy (Detroit, MI), Clemson

Home Team

Name, Pos, HT, WT, High School (School Location), College

Raegan Beers, P, 6’2, Valor Christian H.S. (Highlands Ranch, CO), Oregon State

Lauren Betts, P, 6’7, Grandview H.S. (Aurora, CO), Stanford

Timea Gardiner, F, 6’3, Fremont H.S. (Ogden, UT), Oregon State

Aaliyah Gayles, PG, 5’9, Spring Valley H.S. (Las Vegas, NV), USC

Chance Gray, PG, 5’9, Winton Woods H.S. (Cincinnati, OH), Oregon

Jennah Isai, G, 5”11, Valley Vista H.S. (Surprise, AZ), Oregon

Ashlon Jackson, G, 5’10, Hardin Jefferson H.S. (Sour Lake, TX), Duke

Gabriela Jaquez, F, 6’0, Adolfo Camarillo H.S. (Camarillo, CA), UCLA

Londynn Jones, PG, 5’5, Santiago H.S. (Garden Grove, CA), UCLA

Maya Nnaji, F, 6’4, Hopkins H.S. (Minnetonka, MN), Arizona

Ayanna Patterson, W, 6’2, Homestead H.S. (Fort Wayne, IN), UConn

Justine Pissott, W, 6’2, Red Bank Catholic H.S. (Toms River, NJ), Tennessee

Kiki Rice, PG, 5’11, Sidwell Friends School (Washington, DC), UCLA

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.


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