Taking The Stage

Published by on April 9, 2010

Fresh from a successful trip to Italy with their Hoop Factory Elite team. Kevin Pangos, the best point guard in the 2012 class and Duane Notice, an outstanding Combo guard in class of 2013; continue adding to the excellent year they’ve been having thus far.

kp-PangosPangos, a 6-foot-1 point guard attends Dr. Denison School in Newmarket, ON and Notice is a 6-foot-2 combo guard from St. Michaels in Toronto, ON. Both were selected to participate in the Jordan Brand Classic event. The two -who are also teammates on the Cadet Men’s National team- will represent Canada in the event’s International Game later this month.

The game will features top young international players hailing from Serbia, Brazil, Senegal, Greece, Puerto Rico, Spain, Nigeria, France, Germany, Italy and Lithuania.

Last year the Jordan Brand Classic featured just one Canadian, 6-foot-10 Center Richard Peters. This year we’ll see four, including outstanding seniors Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph along side Pangos and Notice.

Joseph and Thompson who recently led their Findlay Prep team to back to back NHSI championship will play in main event: Jordan Brand All-American game while Notice and Pangos will hit the floor for Jordan Brand International game.

The Jordan Brand Classic will take place April 17th in Madison Square Garden.

Jordan Brand All-American Team

East Team

Reggie Bullock G – Committed to North Carolina

C.J. Leslie F – Undecided

Kyrie Irving G – Committed to Duke

Perry Jones C – Committed to Baylor

Jelan Kendrick F – Committed to Memphis

Brandon Knight G – Undecided

Roscoe Smith F – Committed to Connecticut

Jared Sullinger C – Committed to Ohio State

DeShaun Thomas F – Committed to Ohio State

Dion Waiters G – Committed to Syracuse

West Team

Cory Joseph G – Undecided

Harrison Barnes F – Committed to North Carolina

Will Barton G – Committed to Memphis

Tobias Harris F- Committed to Tennessee

Terrence Jones F- Undecided

Doron Lamb G – Undecided

Kendall Marshall – Committed to North Carolina

Josh Selby G – Undecided

Joshua Smith C – Committed to UCLA

Tristan Thompson F – Committed to Texas

Jordan Brand International Team

White Jerseys (Home Team)

# Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Year Club/Team Country

4 Carmelo Betancourt Carbonell G 5-11 170 1993 Bucaplaa Basketball Club Puerto Rico

5 Vasilije Micic G 6-4 187 1994 FMP Zeleznik Serbia

6 Duane Notice G 6-2 185 1994 St. Michael’s (Ont) Canada

7 Marius Grigonis F 6-6 191 1994 Sabonis Academy Lithuania

9 Augustinas Jankaitis F/C 6-7 220 1994 Sarunas Academy Lithuania

10 Jean Yves Toupane F 6-7 170 1993 SEEDS Academy Senegal

11 Nikola Jankovic F 6-8 217 1994 FMP Zeleznik Serbia

12 Francesco Candussi F/C 6-8 215 1994 Aibi Fogliano Italy

Black Jerseys (Away Team)

# Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Year Club/Team Country

5 Artur Pecos Fernandes Da Silva G 6-0 154 1994 Palmeiras Brazil

6 Kevin Pangos G 6-1 180 1993 Dr. Dennison HS (Ont) Canada

7 Malik Muller G 6-2 200 1994 ALBA Urspring Germany

8 Charly Maraux G 6-2 189 1994 INSEP France

9 Jorge Sanchez F 6-6 187 1994 Real Madrid Spain

10 Alexandre Chassang F/C 6-7 222 1994 INSEP France

11 Christopher Obekpa F 6-8 200 1993 Dodan Warriors Nigeria

14 Kyprianos Maragkos F/C 6-7 235 1994 Panathinaikos Greece

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