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Paul Eboua selected for the 2016 Jordan Brand Classic: the Stellazzurra Academy's forward will play the International Game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

Pubblicato il Lunedì 11 Aprile 2016 - General News

Stellazzurra Basketball Academy gets another prestigious International mention. For the third time in four years a Stellazzurra player was selected for the 2016 Jordan Brand Classic, which brings together the best American high school players along with U17 players from around the world. The JBC Game will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Friday April 15th. “His Airness” Michael Jordan will be in the crowd watching, owner of the clothing brand and organizer of the JBC. The Stellazzurra player chosen this year for the JBC International Game is Paul Eboua, forward from Cameroon who is 2 meters tall and plays for our U16 team, selected to represent Africa. 

For the JBC Game, Paul (in the pic alongside) will play for the “Black” team versus the “White” team at Brooklyn Nets home ground scheduled for 19:30 (Italian time). Following this match there will be three other games, the girls’ match, the New York regional and finally the match with the most talented American high school players. Before the Game, players will take part in two training sessions at the Brooklyn Nets training ground led by the Jordan Brand Classic staff.


PREVIOUS PLAYERS Paul receives the baton from last year Stellazzurra's Bosnian player, Njegos Sikiras, who participated in the 2015 JBC edition and was awarded MVP of the International Game with 14 points and 8 rebounds in just 16 minutes (in the pic, his award). Before him, three years ago, Andrea La Torre competed in the JBC. Other players also selected for this years JBC edition are Marko Pecarski from Mega Leks Belgrado and Aleksandr Ershov from CSKA Mosca, who last December were both protagonists in the Adidas Next Generation Tournament – Città di Roma, the Italian stage of the U18 Euroleague organized by Stellazzurra Basketball Academy, played in our Arena Felici.


JBC HISTORY The Jordan Brand Classic, at its 15th edition, is a guarantee of excellence for the young athletes that participate. Most of the NBA superstars have come from here, from Chris Paul to Blake Griffin, from LeBron James to Kevin Durrant, as well as Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis and Harrison Barnes. Among the recent MVP American talents of the Game; Jahil Okafor the third overall pick in the 2015 Draft, and Jabari Parker number two in the 2014 Draft.


Following you will find the selected players for the Jordan Brand Classic International Game (in parenthesis the team they play for and the players nationality):



Paul EBOUA (Stellazzurra Academy, Cameroon)

Carlos ALOCEN (CAI Zaragoza, Spain)

Aleksandar BALCEROWSKI (Gran Canaria, Poland)

Charles BASSEY (St Anthony High School, Nigeria)

Alanzo FRINK (St Joseph High School, Dominican Rep.)

Arturs KURUCS (Laboral Kutxa Baskonia, Latvia)

Benson LIN (Wesley Christian School, Taiwan)

Andrew NEMBHARD (Vaughan Secondary School, Canada)

Joel PARRA (Joventut Badalona, Spain)

Marko PECARSKI (Mega Leks Belgrade, Serbia)



Rowan BARRETT JR (Montverde Academy, Canada)

Francisco CAFFARO (Atletico Trebolense, Argentina)

Abdoul COULIBALY (St Vincent Pallotti, Mali)

Aleksandr ERSHOV (CSKA Moscow, Russia)

Rongqi HUANG (Sichuan, China)

Oton JANKOVIC (Cibona Zagreb, Croatia)

Pedro BARROS NUNES (Joventut Badalona, Brazil)

Filip PETRUSEV (Laboral Kutxa Baskonia, Serbia)

Domantas VILYS (Marciulonis Academy, Lithuania)

Nikola ZIZIC (FC Barcelona, Montenegro)


Here you can find others info about the International squads.