7 Things the Jordan Brand Classic Tells You About the Future of Basketball

STACK was on the scene for this year's Jordan Brand Classic showcasing some of basketball's best high school players. Here's what we saw.

Kentucky Is Reloading in a Huge Way

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Kentucky Is Reloading in a Huge Way

Julius Randle

Kentucky haters should get all of their Robert Morris "one and done" jokes out of the way now, because around this time next year, it would be a shock if coach John Calipari and his Wildcat players aren't holding the National Championship trophy after stomping through the NCAA tournament like it was a kiddie pool. Out of the 22 players who participated in the Jordan Brand Classic, six of them will be suiting up in Lexington next year. Three of them, Andrew and Aaron Harrison and Julius Randle, are ranked in the top ten by ESPN; and the school still has an inside shot at landing Andrew Wiggins, the top rated prospect in the country.

The Harrison twins are a pair of 6'5" guards who can drain threes and slash to the basket. Scarier still: They already know how to play in sync with each other (though their assist skills to other players still leave something to be desired); and Julius Randle is a huge man disguised as a soon-to-be high school graduate. His 6'9", 225-pound frame allows him to bang down low or pop out and hit an elbow jumper. The three players combined for 44 of the East squad's 98 points during Saturday's Jordan Brand Classic. If the Wildcats land Wiggins, Calipari might just be asking the question Kanye West once so elegantly posed: "Who gon' stop me, huh?"

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Julius Randle

Kentucky haters should get all of their Robert Morris "one and done" jokes out of the way now, because around this time next year, it would be a shock if coach John Calipari and his Wildcat players aren't holding the National Championship trophy after stomping through the NCAA tournament like it was a kiddie pool. Out of the 22 players who participated in the Jordan Brand Classic, six of them will be suiting up in Lexington next year. Three of them, Andrew and Aaron Harrison and Julius Randle, are ranked in the top ten by ESPN; and the school still has an inside shot at landing Andrew Wiggins, the top rated prospect in the country.

The Harrison twins are a pair of 6'5" guards who can drain threes and slash to the basket. Scarier still: They already know how to play in sync with each other (though their assist skills to other players still leave something to be desired); and Julius Randle is a huge man disguised as a soon-to-be high school graduate. His 6'9", 225-pound frame allows him to bang down low or pop out and hit an elbow jumper. The three players combined for 44 of the East squad's 98 points during Saturday's Jordan Brand Classic. If the Wildcats land Wiggins, Calipari might just be asking the question Kanye West once so elegantly posed: "Who gon' stop me, huh?"


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