CHARLOTTE - The last of the big high school All Star games kicked off this week as the nations top prospects headed to Charlotte for the Jordan Brand All Star Classic Game. Duke bound Austin Rivers and Michaeel Gbinije will suit up for the East team, as will UNC newbies, PJ Hairston and James McAdoo. It may be the last time you see these four guys play togeher for their next stop is at their respective schools in or around July.
You can bet that Michael Jordan will be flying about as the event celebrates it's 10th Anniversery the game takes place in his Bobcat's Arena. The game is loaded with talent with names like Michael Gilchrist, Quincy Miller, Anthony Davis, Marquis Teague and Bradley Beal to name a few.
There will also be a North Carolina regional All Star game which features future Blue Devil Marshall Plumlee and six other future ACC players and then their is the international game. Did we mention the International game? That makes three games on Saturday begginning at 3:30, capped off by a concert with J.Cole.
Tickets are still available, so get out to Charlotte and see the future of Duke and ACC Basketball in an All Star environment. You may get tickets by going to the link ad at the top right of our site. See you there!
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Austin Rivers and Winter Park take on Boys & Girls at 6 EST
Quinn Cook and Oak Hill take on United Faith of North Carolina at 8 EST
National High School Invitational Semi-final between the winners of the aforementioned games at 5:30
At the inaugural Next All-American Classic in Chicago, DeAndre Daniels will be playing on CBS College Sports at 3 PM EST.
At the inaugural All-American Championship in Houston,
Tony Parker and Robert Carter will be playing for the South team (Coached by I$aac Pitts of QEA) at 9 EST on ESPNU.
Alex Murphy and Mike Gbinije (Coached by Jason Smith of Brewster Academy) will be playing for the East team against Rasheed Sulaimon and Shabazz Muhammad for the West (Coached by Greg Wise of Yates) at 10:30 EST on ESPNU.
This past weekend Michael Gbinije played in Cameron Indoor Stadium and BDN caught up with the future Duke prospect to get his thoughts in our latest BDN Video. As you will see [private], Gbinije is humble, if not shy.
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Once again, the Blue Devil Nation is on the scene covering all things Duke. Here are video clips from just moments ago with Marshall Plumlee and Michael Gbinije before their games tip off in Cameron. We'll bring you more post game coverage, so bookmark Blue Devil Nation for your recruiting fix. Join BDN Premium for full site access and go behind the scenes on all things Duke.
Hey Duke Fans! Don't forget that you can see three of the four players in next seasons class in Cameron Indoor Stadium this Friday evening. Our pal, Jerremy Treatman wants to get the word out, so help us do that and give Marshall Plumlee, Michael Gbinije and Quinn Cook a nice warm welcome. For more details, watch the video provided.
Go ahead and mark your calendars for February 11th for on that day you'll get a chance to see three of the four future Duke players in the Class of 2011 play in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Scholastic Play by Play Classics has arranged for a double header in Cameron where Oak Hill Academy led by Quinn Cook will take on Christ School and Marshall Plumlee at 7:30, followed by a 9:00 game featuring Michael Gbinije and St. Benedictine versus Our Savior of New York.
Micheal Gbinije was the first of the trio to commit to Duke, followed by Marshall Plumlee and then Quinn Cook. The three round out Duke's 2011 recruiting class which also features Austin Rivers of Winter Park High School in Florida.
Gbinije is smooth, well rounded wing which Krzyzewski hinted could play right away in a role at Duke over the summer. Marshall Plumlee is the starting center for Christ School which of course produced his brothers and current Duke players Mason and Miles Plumlee. Cook is a point guard who plays storied Oak Hill Academy.
Other prospects of note include future St. John's player, junior Jevon Thomas and another junior big man in Chris Obekpa who lead a tough Our Svior of New York squad.
Tickets for the event will be $15.00 at the door and they can be pruchased in advance by going here. The group will also sponsor an event at the Dean Dome the following evening where locals can see future Tar Heels James McAdoo and P.J. Hairston.
Stay tuned to Blue Devil Nation for more on the event and as always, we'll be on the scene to bring you complete coverage.