Swider, Shittu named Jordan Brand All-Americans

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Swider, Shittu named Jordan Brand All-Americans

The Jordan Brand Classic, now in its 17th year, will return to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday, April 8. The double-header will showcase the greatest male and female high school basketball players in the game today, allowing these young athletes to follow in the footsteps of superstars like Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, LeBron James and Chris Paul. Jordan Brand family member Maya Moore will once again be on-hand for the women’s match-up, which she helped initiate in 2015. The Girls Game will tip-off at 3:30 p.m. followed by the Boys Game at 5:30 p.m. EST.

“We’re proud to host a first-class event and once-in-a-lifetime experience for the next generation of greatness,” said Larry Miller, President of Jordan Brand. “The Jordan Brand Classic is a unique opportunity for these rising stars to bond and compete as they work to achieve a higher standard of greatness.”

New England prep products Cole Swider and Simisola Shittu were both selected.

Swider starred for St. Andrew's School and the BABC during his high school career. He led the Saints to the NEPSAC Class AA final this year and BABC to their latest appearance in the Peach Jam finals. He also finished as the all-time leading scorer in St. Andrew's history. He is committed to Villanova University.

Shittu starred for Vermont Academy and CIA Bounce. He was one of the most dominant players in the EYBL this summer but unfortunately had his senior season cut short by injury. He was previously named a McDonald's All-American and Naismith All-American. He is committed to Vanderbilt University.