Commentary

Big East, ACC well represented

Updated: February 18, 2010, 6:39 PM ET
By ESPN Recruiting | ESPN.com

Here's a look at the rosters for the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic:

East roster

Bullock

Reggie Bullock (Kinston, N.C./Kinston) SG
College: North Carolina
Biancardi's take: Bullock, who is from the same town as former North Carolina standout Jerry Stackhouse, has an NBA-ready body at 6-foot-6, 190 pounds. He's a skilled 3-point shooter and excellent passer for someone with such a scorer's mentality.


Irving

Kyrie Irving (West Orange, N.J./St. Patrick) PG
College: Duke
Biancardi's take: Irving is the next Jersey prep star bound for Durham. He scores in big numbers when his team needs him to. He plays with poise and passion.


Jones

Perry Jones (Duncanville, Texas/Duncanville) PF
College: Baylor
Biancardi's take: Jones is the player with the most NBA potential in this class. At 6-11, the Baylor recruit has Kevin Garnett-type skills and body. He needs Garnett's demeanor to take over games. He could be a program-changer at Baylor.


Kendrick

Jelan Kendrick (Marietta, Ga./Wheeler) SG
College: Memphis
Biancardi's take: Kendrick, one of four ESPNU 100 recruits bound for Memphis, beats people off the dribble with a quick first step. He has the quickness to guard the 1s and the size to guard the 2s and the 3s.


Knight

Brandon Knight (Coral Springs, Fla./Pine Crest) PG
College: Undecided
Biancardi's take: An outstanding scoring point guard, Knight wants the ball in his hands at crunch time and delivers. He has narrowed his college options down to Kentucky, Kansas, Miami, Florida and UConn.


Leslie

C.J. Leslie (Holly Springs N.C./Word of God) PF
College: Undecided
Biancardi's take: Leslie is a former teammate of John Wall's at the prep level. He has stepped up his game in Wall's absence, too. A big-time finisher, Leslie knows what to do when on the receiving end of a pass in transition. He's also an exceptional shot-blocker.


Smith

Roscoe Smith (Baltimore/Oak Hill) SF
College: UConn
Biancardi's take: An elite jump shooter, Smith is long and athletic. His 3-point shooting will help immediately at UConn. On defense, the 6-8 forward blocks shots effectively.


Sullinger

Jared Sullinger (Columbus, Ohio/Northland) PF
College: Ohio State
Biancardi's take: Sullinger, the nation's No. 2-rated recruit, is the most dominating low-post player and rebounder in the class. He is a great defensive rebounder and smart offensive rebounder who is more athletic than he looks.


Thomas

Deshaun Thomas (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Luers) SF
College: Ohio State
Biancardi's take: Thomas is a scoring machine. He can pick and pop from the 3-point line and can beat smaller defenders in the paint. He's too skilled and talented for big guys and too big and touch for smaller defenders.


Waiters

Dion Waiters (Philadelphia/Life Center Academy) SG
College: Syracuse
Biancardi's take: A strong-bodied scoring guard, Waiters carries defenders in the lane as he gets to the rim. The 6-4, 210-pound off guard has ideal size.


West

Barnes

Harrison Barnes (Ames, Iowa/Ames) SF
College: North Carolina
Biancardi's take:I call Barnes Mr. Versatility. He has the complete offensive game, and what's impressive is he doesn't force bad shots because he doesn't let defenses speed him up. Barnes is always under control, and he can cause mismatches with his size and skill.


Barton

Will Barton (Baltimore/Brewster Academy) SG
College: Memphis
Biancardi's take: A pure scorer with range and accuracy on his 3-point shot, Barton has great body control. The 6-5 wing has an excellent wingspan that he uses on the defensive end to cause deflections and contest shots.


Harris

Tobias Harris (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills West) PF
College: Tennessee
Biancardi's take: Harris may be the most improved player in this class over the past year. He can shoot 3s and beat people off the dribble behind the 3-point line, and he's effective inside. Harris is also an excellent rebounder and versatile defender.


Jones

Terrence Jones (Portland, Ore./Jefferson) SF
College: Undecided
Biancardi's take: A physical specimen, Jones makes amazing plays off the dribble. At 6-8, this lefty combo forward can stroke it from the 3.


Joseph

Cory Joseph (Toronto/Findlay Prep) PG
College: Undecided
Biancardi's take: Joseph went from a good player to a great player. He's a dangerous point guard who can score on a moment's notice and run a team. He executes a two-man game very well.


Lamb

Doron Lamb (Laurelton, N.Y./Oak Hill) SG
College: Undecided
Biancardi's take: Lamb consistently beats people off the dribble. His bread and butter is his midrange game. He's a capable 3-point shooter and a solid defensive player.


Marshall

Kendall Marshall (Dumfries, Va./Bishop O'Connell) PG
College: North Carolina
Biancardi's take: The best playmaker and passer in the class, Marshall dominates the game without scoring because of his passing skills. He always sees one play ahead.


Selby

Josh Selby (Baltimore/Lake Clifton) PG
College: Undecided
Biancardi's take: An aggressive, attacking point guard, Selby loves the transition game. Defensively, he really can pressure the ball and cause turnovers. He plays with a big heart and toughness.


Smith

Josh Smith (Kent, Wash./Kentwood) C
College: UCLA
Biancardi's take: Smith is the most physically imposing player in the class. He really rebounds well out of his area when he's in shape.


Thompson

Tristan Thompson (Toronto/Findlay Prep)
College: Texas
Biancardi's take: A long, athletic and powerful forward, Thompson finishes with his right hand in and around the basket exceptionally well for a lefty. He's a threat with the shot from 15 feet and in.