It isn’t the McDonald’s All American Game, but the Jordan Brand Classic has been approaching the levels of the most renowned high school basketball all-star game for the past few years. The roster for the 12th annual all-star game sponsored by Michael Jordan’s company was announced Tuesday and Duke recruits Jabari Parker and Matt Jones […]
Duke 2013 commit Jabari Parker of Simeon Career Academy (Ill.) this past weekend as he appeared on national television in a loss to Kentucky commit, Dakari Johnson and Montverde Academy (Fla.) on ESPN2.
Duke fans have gotten plenty of looks at Matt Jones over the years, most notably earlier this season when he took on fellow Durham-bound senior Jabari Parker on ESPN. This past week, Jones and DeSoto (Tex.) participated in the High SchoolOT Invitational and Jones had a solid showing.
This has a been a long, arduous week for students and basketball players alike with finals taking precedent over on-court action. For those concerned with the on-court product though, Duke’s future is cause for equal parts excitement and concern after getting a look at a few future Blue Devils this week.
Duke fans got a great look into the future on Thursday night when Matt Jones and DeSoto (Tex.) took on Jabari Parker and Simeon (Ill.) on ESPN. Jones’ game high 23 points led DeSoto past the No. 1 team in the country, 67-57.
Two of the best players in high school basketball will be in the same building on Thursday night. Jabari Parker and Simeon (Ill.) will take on Duke-commit Matt Jones and DeSoto (Tex.) on ESPN as part of the GEICO ESPN High School Showcase.
Big things are coming down the pike for Duke basketball and I’m not just talking about this year’s second ranked squad. The players on Duke’s radar for the future have been doing big things with their high schools and the future looks forever bright inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.