Indiana signee Tamar Bates named to 2021 Jordan Brand Classic roster

  • 05/22/2021 3:35 pm in

Class of 2021 IMG Academy guard and Indiana signee Tamar Bates was recognized as one of 30 players named to the 2021 Jordan Brand Classic Roster that was released Saturday afternoon.

The Jordan Brand Classic (JBC), now in its 20th year, announced today its 2021 rosters of elite level girls and boys high school senior basketball players. JBC is a celebration of the next generation of basketball stars and features the top high school talent in the country annually. While no game will be played in 2021 due to the global pandemic, Jordan Brand still recognizes the high school athletes who have remained dedicated to the game and deserve recognition for their talent.

Jordan Brand Classic superstar alumni include Carmelo Anthony, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Jayson Tatum and Zion Williamson, as well as DiJonai Carrington, Charli Collier, Napheesa Collier, Sophie Cunningham, Asia Durr, Sabrina Ionescu, and Satou Sabally. The Girls Game was established in 2015 and has been hosted by Jordan Brand family member Maya Moore.

Other Big Ten signees named to the roster include Malaki Branham (Ohio State), Kobe Bufkin (Michigan), Max Christie (Michigan State), Moussa Diabate (Michigan), Caleb Houston (Michigan) and Bryce McGowens (Nebraska).

Bates, who committed to Indiana in April, averaged 11.4 points and shot 40 percent on 3s last season at IMG Academy.

Prior to his move to IMG Academy, Bates starred at Piper High School in Kansas City where he averaged 22.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.0 steals per game as a junior.

This will be the second straight year the Jordan Brand Classic will not be played due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The full roster for the 2021 Jordan Brand National Boys Team is available below:

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