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Powerhouse High School Basketball Teams from Across North America Tip Off in Inaugural JORDAN BRAND INVITATIONAL, Live on TSN February 11

– High school hoops showcase features four of North America’s top basketball prep programs –

– TSN’s exclusive live coverage tips off Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. ET on TSN1, featuring play-by-play commentator Rod Black and analyst Leo Rautins live from Toronto’s Mattamy Athletic Centre –

Jordan Brand Court

TORONTO (February 9, 2016) – As basketball fans descend upon Toronto for NBA All-Star 2016 on TSN, the network is joining the Jordan Brand to prime fans for the action with a showcase of elite emerging basketball talents from across North America with the inaugural JORDAN BRAND INVITATIONAL. TSN’s exclusive live coverage begins Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. ET on TSN1, live from Toronto’s Mattamy Athletic Centre.

TSN’s acclaimed basketball broadcast team of play-by-play commentator Rod Black and analyst Leo Rautins are set to call the action, with SPORTSCENTRE’s Laura Diakun reporting courtside.

Traditionally the best high school teams in Canada had to venture south of the border to play elite competition. During the most exciting weekend in basketball, the Jordan Brand is bringing two top teams north to face two of the best teams in Canada. The JORDAN BRAND INVITATIONAL features top talent from Canada’s own Father Henry Carr and Orangeville Prep facing off against U.S. powerhouses Redondo Union and Oak Hill Academy.

Notable alumni of Virginia’s Oak Hill Academy include Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Rajon Rondo, Josh Smith, and Jerry Stackhouse.

<< NOTE TO MEDIA: For accreditation to the JORDAN BRAND INVITATIONAL, please contact nicole.taylor@positionsports.com >>

TSN’s live coverage of the JORDAN BRAND INVITATIONAL is available live and on demand to TSN subscribers via TSN GO, and is also available on ESPN3 in the United States.

Broadcast Schedule

TSN’s broadcast schedule* for the JORDAN BRAND INVITATIONAL is as follows:

Thursday, Feb. 11

  • 6 p.m. ET on TSN1 – Father Henry Carr (Ontario) vs. Redondo Union (Redondo Beach, Cali.)
  • 8 p.m. ET on TSN1 – Orangeville Prep (Ontario) vs. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)

 

Players to Watch at the JORDAN BRAND INVITATIONAL:

Father Henry Carr – #1 team in the Toronto District Catholic Athletic Association

Shamar Bailey – #36 in Canada Class of 2016; College: Undecided

Mychael Paulo – #65 in Canada Class of 2017

Shae Linton-Brown – #87 in Canada Class of 2017

John Akende – #50 in Canada Class of 2018

 

Orangeville Prep – #1 in the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association

Kalif Young – #19 in Canada Class of 2016; College: Undecided

Jahvon Blair – #22 in Canada Class of 2017; 2014 Jordan Brand Classic International MVP

Jaelin Llewellyn – #3 in Canada Class of 2018

Ignas Brazdeikis – #4 in Canada Class of 2018

 

Oak Hill Academy – #2 in USA TODAY South Region

Mario Kegler – #33 in ESPN 100 Class of 2016; College: Mississippi State

Braxton Key – #54 in ESPN 100 Class of 2016; College: Alabama

Matt Coleman – #21 in ESPN 60 Class of 2017

Ty-Shon Alexander – #44 in ESPN 60 Class of 2017

Lindell Wigginton – #50 in ESPN 60 Class of 2017

 

Redondo Union – #7 in USA TODAY Pacific Region

Leland Green – #29 in California Class of 2016; College: Undecided

Morgan Means – #44 in California Class of 2016; College: Undecided

 

Basketball on TSN
TSN’s five national feeds are Canada’s home of basketball, with a slate of basketball coverage that features 41 exclusive Toronto Raptors regular-season games, a comprehensive schedule of marquee NBA matchups featuring U.S.-based teams, NBA All-Star 2016 in Toronto, and the NBA Playoffs culminating with the NBA Finals. TSN’s television coverage of the Raptors is complemented by live radio coverage on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto. TSN 1050 broadcasts 41 regular-season Toronto Raptors games which are also available on TSN.ca and via the TSN GO app. TSN.ca provides in-depth news and analysis from around the league, including columns, podcasts, and video highlights.

TSN also provides complete coverage of NCAA MARCH MADNESS, the BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME, as well as international men’s and women’s tournaments through partnerships with Canada Basketball and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

*Schedule subject to change

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Powerhouse High School Basketball Teams from Across North America Tip Off in Inaugural JORDAN BRAND INVITATIONAL, Live on TSN February 11

– High school hoops showcase features four of North America’s top basketball prep programs –

– TSN’s exclusive live coverage tips off Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. ET on TSN1, featuring play-by-play commentator Rod Black and analyst Leo Rautins live from Toronto’s Mattamy Athletic Centre –

Jordan Brand Court

TORONTO (February 9, 2016) – As basketball fans descend upon Toronto for NBA All-Star 2016 on TSN, the network is joining the Jordan Brand to prime fans for the action with a showcase of elite emerging basketball talents from across North America with the inaugural JORDAN BRAND INVITATIONAL. TSN’s exclusive live coverage begins Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. ET on TSN1, live from Toronto’s Mattamy Athletic Centre.

TSN’s acclaimed basketball broadcast team of play-by-play commentator Rod Black and analyst Leo Rautins are set to call the action, with SPORTSCENTRE’s Laura Diakun reporting courtside.

Traditionally the best high school teams in Canada had to venture south of the border to play elite competition. During the most exciting weekend in basketball, the Jordan Brand is bringing two top teams north to face two of the best teams in Canada. The JORDAN BRAND INVITATIONAL features top talent from Canada’s own Father Henry Carr and Orangeville Prep facing off against U.S. powerhouses Redondo Union and Oak Hill Academy.

Notable alumni of Virginia’s Oak Hill Academy include Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Rajon Rondo, Josh Smith, and Jerry Stackhouse.

<< NOTE TO MEDIA: For accreditation to the JORDAN BRAND INVITATIONAL, please contact nicole.taylor@positionsports.com >>

TSN’s live coverage of the JORDAN BRAND INVITATIONAL is available live and on demand to TSN subscribers via TSN GO, and is also available on ESPN3 in the United States.

Broadcast Schedule

TSN’s broadcast schedule* for the JORDAN BRAND INVITATIONAL is as follows:

Thursday, Feb. 11

  • 6 p.m. ET on TSN1 – Father Henry Carr (Ontario) vs. Redondo Union (Redondo Beach, Cali.)
  • 8 p.m. ET on TSN1 – Orangeville Prep (Ontario) vs. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)

 

Players to Watch at the JORDAN BRAND INVITATIONAL:

Father Henry Carr – #1 team in the Toronto District Catholic Athletic Association

Shamar Bailey – #36 in Canada Class of 2016; College: Undecided

Mychael Paulo – #65 in Canada Class of 2017

Shae Linton-Brown – #87 in Canada Class of 2017

John Akende – #50 in Canada Class of 2018

 

Orangeville Prep – #1 in the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association

Kalif Young – #19 in Canada Class of 2016; College: Undecided

Jahvon Blair – #22 in Canada Class of 2017; 2014 Jordan Brand Classic International MVP

Jaelin Llewellyn – #3 in Canada Class of 2018

Ignas Brazdeikis – #4 in Canada Class of 2018

 

Oak Hill Academy – #2 in USA TODAY South Region

Mario Kegler – #33 in ESPN 100 Class of 2016; College: Mississippi State

Braxton Key – #54 in ESPN 100 Class of 2016; College: Alabama

Matt Coleman – #21 in ESPN 60 Class of 2017

Ty-Shon Alexander – #44 in ESPN 60 Class of 2017

Lindell Wigginton – #50 in ESPN 60 Class of 2017

 

Redondo Union – #7 in USA TODAY Pacific Region

Leland Green – #29 in California Class of 2016; College: Undecided

Morgan Means – #44 in California Class of 2016; College: Undecided

 

Basketball on TSN
TSN’s five national feeds are Canada’s home of basketball, with a slate of basketball coverage that features 41 exclusive Toronto Raptors regular-season games, a comprehensive schedule of marquee NBA matchups featuring U.S.-based teams, NBA All-Star 2016 in Toronto, and the NBA Playoffs culminating with the NBA Finals. TSN’s television coverage of the Raptors is complemented by live radio coverage on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto. TSN 1050 broadcasts 41 regular-season Toronto Raptors games which are also available on TSN.ca and via the TSN GO app. TSN.ca provides in-depth news and analysis from around the league, including columns, podcasts, and video highlights.

TSN also provides complete coverage of NCAA MARCH MADNESS, the BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME, as well as international men’s and women’s tournaments through partnerships with Canada Basketball and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

*Schedule subject to change

For more information

Renee Rouse

renee.rouse@bellmedia.ca

Rob Duffy

rob.duffy@bellmedia.ca

Dimitri Bariamis

dimitri.bariamis@bellmedia.ca

About TSN

TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.ca, TSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016, MLB, Barclays Premier League, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

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