words_Nick DePaula
images_Zac Dubasik

Each year, the nation's best prep players square off in the Jordan Brand Classic, held at Madison Square Garden. Not only is it an honor to be invited to the play in the annual All-Star game, but there's also the added benefit of playing in some pretty sweet kicks. This year, players in the main National game were blessed with a pair of the Air Jordan 2010.

With the West team adopting inspiration from the University of North Carolina, their Jordan 2010 featured a grey 3M upper, Carolina accents along the collar and midsole, and also on the shoe's noticeable midfoot circle. The East team sported a Bulls inspired colorway made of a black 3M upper with red accenting throughout. Both pairs also incorporated a noticeable lasered tonal graphic of past Jordan logo imagery.

For the international game, players wore exclusive versions of the CP3.III and the Melo M6 FS.

For a full recap of the Jordan Brand Classic, be sure to check out our feature in Sole Collector's upcoming Issue 34. Also, be sure to check out the ESPN Recap for highlights and interviews with MVP winners Harrison Barnes and Kyrie Irving: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6jOsvPw4qw

Jordan Brand Classic "West" Air Jordan 2010:

Jordan Brand Classic "East" Air Jordan 2010: Jordan Brand Classic CP3.III: Jordan Brand Classic Melo M6 FS: