The Jordan Brand Classic is one of the elite all-star games every year, and the Brooklyn-based event has released their initial 16 participants for the 2016 game to be held at the Barclays Center on April 15th. Villanova-bound Omari Spellman was named to the roster in what is essentially a who's who of the nation's elite.
|Harry Giles||PF||6'10" 220 lbs.||Oak Hill Academy (VA)||Duke|
|Jayson Tatum||SF||6'8" 190 lbs.||Chaminade (MO)||Duke|
|Josh Jackson||SF||6'7" 185 lbs.||Prolific Prep (CA)|
|Malik Monk||SG||6'4" 180 lbs.||Bentonville (AR)||Kentucky|
|Edrice Adebayo||C||6'9" 230 lbs.||High Point Christian (NC)||Kentucky|
|De'Aaron Fox||PG||6'4" 170 lbs.||Cypress Lakes (TX)||Kentucky|
|Miles Bridges||SF||6'7" 220 lbs.||Huntington Prep (WV)||Michigan State|
|Jonathan Issac||SF||6'9" 190 lbs.||IMG Academy (FL)||Florida State|
|Markelle Fultz||PG||6'4" 170 lbs.||DeMatha (MD)||Washington|
|Omari Spellman||PF||6'8" 255 lbs.||St. Thomas More (CT)||Villanova|
|Marques Bolden||C||6'11" 240 lbs.||De Soto (TX)|
|Udoka Azubuike||C||6'10" 275 lbs.||Potter's House Christian (FL)|
|Tony Bradley||C||6'9" 230 lbs.||Bartow (FL)||North Carolina|
|V.J. King||SF||6'6" 180 lbs.||Paul VI (VA)||Louisville|
|Alterique Gilbert||PG||6'0" 170 lbs.||Miller Grove (GA)||Connecticut|
|Andrew Jones||PG||6'4" 175 lbs.||MacArthur (TX)||Texas|
Via Scout's Evan Daniels, the JBC is expected to add six more names to the roster prior to the game this spring. It's a longshot that Dylan Painter lands an invite to the National game given the current roster, but he should be in contention for the Regional game much like Donte DiVincenzo last year.
Anyways, congrats Omari!