Before they play under the lights at the Barclay’s Center (Friday Night), the top high school seniors had two days of practice at Terminal 23. Here are some of the top prospects who stood out at the Jordan Brand Classic practices:
Skal Labissiere – Kentucky
In an enjoyable and competitive game, the World Team held on to beat Team USA by two 103-101, giving well respected Coach Roy Rana (@Roy_Rana) his third win in five games.
USA Team Report here
Here are scouting reports and outlooks on each World Team player, (plus thoughts from World Team Coach Rana taken the night before the game):
In a competitive contest, Team USA pushed the World Team to the very brink, as a last second shot by Allonzo Trier hit the side of the backboard. The practices gave us a terrific glimpse into what these players can do, with many of their skills being displayed in the 103-101 contest. This group had a lot of International experience, with every member having spent time playing for Team USA in prior contests.
For draft fans, a potential clash of first pick candidates in the title game in an absolute dream scenario. It's not often that you have the projected number one pick in the Final Four, much less a scenario where the top pick remains uncertain and the top two candidates have a great chance of squaring off against one another in the title game.