Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wall, Kelly to star in Jordan game

Raleigh's John Wall and Ryan Kelly will join several ACC basketball recruits tonight in the Jordan Brand Classic All-American high school basketball game.

The all-star game is scheduled for 8 p.m. at New York City's Madison Square Garden. It will be broadcast live by ESPN2.

The top 10 high school players in the ESPNU top 100 are on the 24-man rosters.

ESPNU has Avery Bradley of Tacoma, Wash., who played at Findlay College Prep in Las Vegas, ranked as its No. 1 player. The guard is committed to Texas.

Also playing are No 2. Derrick Favors of South Atlanta High (Georgia Tech); No. 3 Xavier Henry of Oklahoma City, Putnam City High (uncommitted); No. 4. DeMarcus Cousins of Mobile (Ala.) LeFlore (Kentucky).

Wall of Raleigh Word of God is uncommitted.

Among the ACC recruits in the game are North Carolina's John Henson of Tampa (Fla.) Sickles, Duke's Kelly and Mason Plumlee of Arden Christ School and Miami's Durand Scott of New York City's Rice.

-- Tim Stevens