Fresh off a plane from Minnesota and a Game 6, series win over the Timberwolves on Friday night, Ja Morant made an appearance at the 6th annual Iverson Classic All-American game at Bartlett High School.
Morant wasn’t the only star to show up as Tee Morant and Ja’s sister, Teniya, all sat courtside beside him. Behind them, Michigan coach Juwan Howard and his family sat, watching his son, Jett, play in the all-star game. Jett was named MVP from Team Honor and Keyonte George was named MVP from Team Loyalty. Team Honor won 120-110.
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Allen Iverson, who the game is named after, showed up and even put up a few shots at halftime. Former NBA player and current LeMoyne-Owens basketball coach Bonzi Wells was in attendance as well. Wells joined the sidelines last year as a coach in the Iverson Classic.
On the bench as coaches, former NBA champion Stephen Jackson and Jason Tatum’s dad, Justin, coached Team Honor. And former NBA champion JR Smith joined the broadcast booth for the game.
Along with the star-power in the stands, the All-American game featured some of the top high school players in the 2022 class. Arterio Morris, a former Memphis commit and Texas signee, suited up with Jett, Cason Wallace and Jaxon Kohler on Team Honor. George and fellow Alabama signee Brandon Miller – the No. 1 player in Tennessee – suited up with one-arm phenom Hansel Enmanuel, who has three Division I offers including Memphis, on Team Loyalty.
The Iverson Classic wrapped up a weeklong showcase with the all-star game on Saturday, which was televised on CBS Sports, and featured the 24k Showcase and Tennessee Dream Showcase, with some of the top high school players in Tennessee, earlier in the week. There was also the Iverson games on Friday night, which included a 3-point competition and dunk competition, which Enmanuel won, defeating DJ Jefferson in the final round.