UNC Basketball: Kennedy Meeks Selected for Jordan Brand Classic

There are several showcase games and tournaments that features the top high basketball school talent in the country. One of the biggest events out of all of them is the Jordan Brand Classic that is scheduled to take place April 13 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Current Tar Heels Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson, and JP Tokoto were selected to last year’s game, but only Johnson and Tokoto played in the game.

All three Tar Heel commits in the 2013 class were candidates to play in the game, but only Kennedy Meeks, 5 star prospect center out of Charlotte, NC according to espn.com, was selected to the roster. With Meeks being the only Tar Heel representative at the event, means that Isaiah Hicks, who is widely regarded as the top recruit in Roy Williams class, which ranks 6th in the nation according to espn, missed the cut. Hicks as well as Meeks and Nate Britt are both still in consideration for the McDonald’s All American game scheduled to take place on April 3 at the Chicago United Center. Rosters for that game will be announced on Thursday, February, 14 at 5:00 PM ET on ESPNU.

Carolina could potentially have two players in the game depending on where Andrew Wiggins decides to play his college ball. Wiggins was one of the first prospects selected for the event and has UNC on his final list of schools that includes Florida State, Kentucky, and Kansas.

The rest of the roster includes:

Andrew Wiggins (Huntington, WV/Undecided)

Jabari Parker (Chicago, Il/Duke)

Andrew Harrison (Richmond, TX/Kentucky)

Aaron Harrison (Richmond, TX/Kentucky)

Julius Randle (Dallas, TX/Undecided)

Joel Embiid (Gainesville, FL/Kansas)

Tyler Ennis (Newark, NJ/Syracuse)

Aaron Gordon (San Jose, CA/Undecided)

Kasey Hill (Montverde, FL/Florida)

Kuran Iverson (Waynesboro, VA/Memphis)

Rondae Jefferson (Chester, PA/Arizona)

Dakari Johnson (Montverde, FL/Kentucky)

Matt Jones (DeSoto, TX/Duke)

Marcus Lee (Antioch, CA/Kentucky)

Kennedy Meeks (Charlotte, NC/North Carolina)

Bobby Portis (Little Rock, AR/Arkansas)

Wayne Selden (Tilton, NH/Kansas)

Noah Vonleh (New Hampton, NH/Indiana)

Chris Walker (Bonifay, FL/Florida)

Troy Williams (Mouth of Wilson, VA/Indiana)

Nigel Williams-Goss (Henderson, NV/Washington)

James Young (Rochester, MI/Kentucky)

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