The game will feature the top prep players from the New York City metropolitan area in a City vs. Suburbs showdown with a portion of the proceeds to once again benefit The Children's Aid Society.
The Suburban team will feature Rashad Bishop (St. Benedict's Prep/Newark, NJ), Matthew Bryan-Amaning (South Kent Prep/South Kent, CT), TJ Carey (St. Dominic High School/Oyster Bay, NY), Corey Chandler (Eastside High School/Newark, NJ), Mike Coburn (Mount Vernon High School (Mount Vernon, NY), Rashon Dwight (Bloomfield Tech High School/Bloomfield, NJ), Pat Hazel (Blair Academy/Blairstown, NJ), Idris Hilliard (The Hun School/Princeton, NJ), Corey Raji (Westwood High School/Washington Twp., NJ), Chris Smith (St. Benedict's Prep/Newark, NJ) and Alex Wangmene (Blair Academy/Blairstown, NJ). The City Team will include Darion Benbow (St. Raymond's High School/Bronx, NY), Malik Boothe (Christ the King High School/Middle Village, NY), Mike Cavataio (St. Francis Prep/Fresh Meadows, NY), Gerald Colds (St. Raymond's High School/Bronx, NY), Jabari Edwards (St. Benedict's Prep/Newark, NJ), Andrew Gabriel (Christ the King High School/Middle Village, NY), Mike Glover (American Christian School/Aston, PA), Jamie Harris (Wing's Academy/Bronx, NY), Nathaniel Lester (Canarsie High School/Brooklyn, NY), Zamal Nixon (Boys & Girls High School/Brooklyn, NY) and Devon Peterson (Abraham Lincoln High School/Brooklyn, NY).
Sponsored by Jordan Brand, the event is also annually attended by some of sport and entertainment's biggest stars, who have included Michael Jordan, Spike Lee, LL Cool J, Warren Sapp, Terrell Owens, Floyd Mayweather, Kanye West, Ahmad Rashad, Al Harrington and Vince Carter. Atlanta-based rap sensation, T.I., performed at the 2006 All-American game.
Recent Jordan Brand All-Americans have included NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Amare Stoudemire, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul and Andre Iguodala as well as current NCAA standouts Kevin Durant (Texas), Corey Brewer (Florida), Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina), and Julian Wright (Kansas).
The event doubleheader will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Regional Game, followed by the All-American Game at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, the Madison Square Garden box office, online at ticketmaster.com or by calling 212-307-7171. For more information, visit www.JordanBrandAllAmerican.com.