James Wiseman named co-MVP of Jordan Brand Classic

By Updated: April 25, 2019 11:51 AM CT | Published: April 20, 2019 9:43 PM CT

James Wiseman can add co-MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic to his resume after an impressive performance Saturday night. 

<strong>James Wiseman</strong>

James Wiseman

Wiseman scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds in a 132-125 win over the away team. Nineteen of those points came in the second half. Cole Anthony, who scored 25 points, was named MVP of the away team.

Some highlights left Kentucky fans wondering what could have been had Wiseman not chosen Memphis. 

Tyereke Evans was the last Tiger prospect named MVP of the All-Star game. Will Barton, Jelan Kendrick and Adonis Thomas were three other Tiger commits who made the roster of the Jordan-sponsored event. 

Trendon Watford added 18 points and seven rebounds. He was a teammate of  Wiseman and DJ Jeffries, who scored seven points and registered six rebounds. 

Originally, Watford was going to announce his college decision during the festivities, but the game was not televised this year so he opted to reschedule. The weekend wasn't short of recruiting updates, though. 


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Jonah Jordan

Jonah Jordan

Jonah Jordan was born and raised in Memphis, graduated from the University of Memphis and has covered the Memphis Tigers for three years. When he's not writing, he enjoys golfing and eating barbecue.

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