This years crop is no different than any other year as it boasts the best of the best Top 50 Hoopers across the US. Previous players in the JBC are DURANT 66, KING JAMES, the 2nd CP3, the BLAKEshow, MELO, and REKEhavoc among others.
Just like the McDONALD's ALL-AMERICAN game the 2012 JBC will have the consensus #1 and #2 player showcased in Nelrens NOEL of TILDEN SCHOOL of New Hampshire and Shabazz MUHAMMAD of BISHOP GORMAN Las Vegas Nevada. But unlike the McDONALD'S Game that showcases the Top 21 out of 24 players in the ESPNU Top 100...the JBC pulls from as far as the Top 60-70 players in the ESPNU Top 100.
The game also has a few players that didn't make the cut in the BIG MAC Classic like Brice JOHNSON ( Cordova, SC Edsito HS), Rocardo LEO (South Kent School Providence, RI), Kaleb Tarczweski (St. MARK's School Southborough MA), J.P. TAKOTO (Menomonee Falls HS Milwaukee WI), Steven ADAMS (Notre Dame Prep Fitchburg MA), and Danuel HOUSE (Hightower HS Houston TX). All the other players you will see are in the Big MAC Classic in CHI CITY tonight March 28, 2012.
The interesting thing about the NORTH CAROLINA All-Star Game is that half of the PLAYERS playing in the game are going to MID-MAJORS like Western Carolina and Murray STATE. It gives a chance to the PLAYERS that are All-Staters or DIVISION-1A Prospects a chance to play in one of the Biggest All-Star Games around.
As of press time we still have 5 Players Undecided as to where they will want to go to school and the JBC will be held on Saturday April 14th, 2012 with the International Game at 2:30PM ET, the NORTH CAROLINA All-Star Game at 4:30PM ET, and the JORDAN Brand Classic at 7PM ET and the games will be televised on ESPN.