Air Jordan 2011 - "Jordan Brand Classic"

words // Brandon Richard

With names like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Brandon Jennings, Chris Paul and Amar'e Stoudemire as part of its history, the Jordan Brand Classic high school basketball showcase will be heading to Michael Jordan's home state of North Carolina next week. Names you'll see in this years contest include Austin Rivers, Anthony Davis, Michael Gilchrist, Quincy Miller and James McAdoo. As is usually the case with these Jordan-sponsored events, players representing the East and West teams will be fitted with Player Exclusive colorways of the Air Jordan flagship to wear for the big game.

Here's out first look at the Jordan Brand Classic Air Jordan 2011s, which come in different colorways for each team; the East gets an Orion Blue look, while the West will rock Comet Red. Each shoe features black accenting on the upper, tongue and laces. The East pair spots a contrasting midsole, while the West's is done in black. Also noted is the use of the Jordan Brand Classic logo on each tongue. Both shoes are finished off with a blue-tinted translucent outsole.

The good news about these JBC colorways is that they'll be available to the public. Limited runs of each shoe will be sold at House of Hoops locations on April 14th. Limited + Air Jordan = make your plans early.

Look for these shoes on the court Saturday, April 16th at 8:00 p.m. EST. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

Air Jordan 2011 - "Jordan Brand Classic"

Air Jordan 2011 - "Jordan Brand Classic"

Air Jordan 2011 - "Jordan Brand Classic"

Air Jordan 2011 - "Jordan Brand Classic"

Air Jordan 2011 - "Jordan Brand Classic"

Air Jordan 2011 - "Jordan Brand Classic"

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