<b>New York City, NY -</b> Will the NBA talk continue for as many as five of the players set to compete in the Jordan Classic? It will or it won't with the event being the final All-American game for the class of 2005.
, Louis Williams
, Martell Webster
, Shawne Williams
and Keith Brumbaugh
will hit the floor of Madison Square Garden tomorrow night at 8 p.m. Each of them will have career decisions pending.
Monta Ellis was another of the 20 chosen players, but pulled out this week. Tiki Mayben will be his replacement and man the point for the White team.
For Blatche's draft status, having his friend Mayben looking for him in the game can only help his chances of delivering a performance that impresses the GM's and Scouts on hand. Blatche has already declared for June's NBA Draft but is yet to sign an agent. The Jordan Classic will be his third post-season all-star game, which thus waives his college eligibility for next season.
Louis Williams won't be so fortunate to have his high school teammate Mike Mercer to share the ball with. Mercer will suit up for the White with Williams on the Gray team. Whether or not Williams ends up at Georgia next season could be told by the game's conclusion.
Webster is coming off a performance at the McDonald's All-American game that started some first-round talk, Shawne Williams recently announced he was putting his name in, and Brumbaugh will get his first chance of showcasing his game on the national all-star stage.
The Jordan Classic will be televised on ESPN 2.
Andray Blatche, C, 6-11, 240 – NBA
Eric Boateng, C, 6-11, 225 – Duke
Jon Brockman, PF, 6-8, 245 - Washington
Keith Brumbaugh, SF, 6-8, 205 – Undecided
Lewis Clinch, SG, 6-2, 185 – Georgia Tech
Micah Downs, PF, 6-8, 192 – Kansas
Richard Hendrix, PF, 6-9, 225 – Alabama
Tiki Mayben, PG, 6-3, 170 – Syracuse
Mike Mercer, SG, 6-4, 185 – Georgia
Martell Webster, SF, 6-7, 235 – Washington
Andrew Bynum, C, 7-0, 300 – Connecticut
Devan Downey, PG, 5-10, 170 – Cincinnati
Levance Fields, PG, 6-1, 185 – Pittsburgh
Tyler Hansbrough, PF, 6-9, 225 – North Carolina
C.J. Miles, SF, 6-6, 207 – Texas
Kevin Rogers, PF, 6-7, 223 – Baylor
Magnum Rolle, PF, 6-9, 200 – LSU
Louis Williams, SG, 6-3, 185 – Georgia
Shawne Williams, SF, 6-9, 235 – Memphis
Julian Wright, SF, 6-9, 215 – Kansas