Future Kentucky teammates Isaiah Briscoe and Skal Labissiere are expected to join forces Saturday on Team Future in the 5th annual BallsIsLife.com All-American Game in Long Beach, Calif.
Briscoe, from Roselle (N.J.) Catholic, and Labissiere, from Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, both signed in the early signing period in November. Both players told USA TODAY High School Sports on Wednesday that they intend to be in Long Beach.
Team Elite is expected to be led by Brandon Ingram from Kinston, N.C., who committed to Duke this week, and Arizona signee Allonzo Trier from Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.). Trier will be joined by fellow Arizona signees Chance Comanche (Beverly Hills, Calif.) and Justin Simon (Temecula, Calif., by way of Brewster Academy in New Hampshire).
Thon Maker, a 7-footer from Orangeville in Ontario, is listed on the Team Elite roster. Maker remains uncommitted and has not officially reclassified to the Class of 2015.
The game will be preceded by a three-point contest and a dunk contest. The dunk contest should be worth watching, given performances this season in previous dunk contests by Donovan Mitchell (Louisville), Rex Pflueger (Notre Dame) and Derrick Jones (UNLV). Mitchell and Pflueger will play on Team Elite in the game and Jones on Team Future.
Past participants include Stanley Johnson, Cliff Alexander, Kelly Oubre, Zach Lavine, Roschon Prince, Glenn Robinson III, Jordan Adams, Nick Johnson, Jabari Brown, Jahii Carson among others.
C Stephen Zimmerman, Bishop Gorman High School / Las Vegas / UNLV
C Skal Labissiere, Lausanne Collegiate School / Memphis / Kentucky
PF Horace Spencer, Findlay College Prep / Warminster, Pa. / Auburn
PF Bennie Boatwright, Village Christian / Mission Hills, Calif. / USC
SF Dwayne Bacon, Oak Hill Academy / Lakeland, Fla. / Florida State
SF Derrick Jones, Archbishop Carroll / Philadelphia / UNLV
SG Jeremy Hemsley, Damien / La Verne, Calif. / San Diego State
SG Dejounte Murray, Rainier Beach / Seattle / Washington
G Isaiah Briscoe, Roselle Catholic / Union, N.J.
SG Stevie Thompson Jr., Bishop Montgomery / Torrance, Calif. / Oregon State
PG Tyler Dorsey, Maranatha / Los Angeles, Calif. Oregon #2 6′ 4″ PG
PG Paris Austin, Bishop O’Dowd / Oakland / Boise State
C Chance Comanche, Beverly Hills / Beverly Hills, Calif. / Arizona
C Thon Maker, Athlete Institute Basketball Academy / Orangeville, Ontario / Undeclared
PF Marquese Chriss, Pleasant Grove / Elk Grove, Calif. / Washington
F Chimezie Metu, Lawndale / Lawndale, Calif. / USC
SG Rex Pflueger, Mater Dei High School / Santa Ana, Calif. / Notre Dame
SF Brandon Ingram, Kinston High School / Kinston, N.C. / Duke
SG Donovan Mitchell, Brewster Academy / Greenwich, Conn. / Louisville
SG Malik Beasley, Saint Francis / Atlanta / Florida State
G Jalen Adams, Brewster Academy / Roxbury, Mass. / Connecticut
SG Allonzo Trier, Findlay College Prep / Seattle / Arizona
PG Justin Simon, Brewster Academy / Temecula, Calif. / Arizona
PG Corey Sanders, Faith Baptist Christian Academy / Lakeland, Fla. / Rutgers