Josh Steel, Barking Abbey’s 6’4″ guard, has been selected to the prestigious Jordan Brand Classic International Tour.
The 1997 born player will be the UK’s only representative at this year’s camp as he competes against other top European talent in a bid for a trip to the US for the Jordan Brand Classic International Game.
“This is an excellent achievement for Josh,” commented BA’s Director of Basketball Operations, Lloyd Gardner. “He has been one of the most committed and dedicated players we have had in our program and this is recognition of the work that has done and the sacrifices he has made over the past three years.
“I am sure that Josh will use this excellent opportunity to both showcase his talent on an elite level and learn from some of the excellent players and coaches that will also be in attendance.”
The seventh annual European basketball training camp will be held at FC Barcelona’s Ciutat Esportiva Training Facility in Barcelona, Spain from March 1-3. The event is designed to identify the top regional talent and will culminate with a special All-Star Game on Sunday, March 3 at the famous Camp Nou starting at 6:30 PM local time.
The three-day camp will feature the top 40 players throughout Europe who will compete over two days to earn a spot in the International Game at the Jordan Brand Classic this April. Only the ten best 15-16 year olds from the camp will join the team in Brooklyn, along with eight other players who will be chosen at a later date from around the world. The complete Jordan Brand Classic International roster will be unveiled in April.
“This will mark the seventh annual European skills development camp and we are thrilled to host the event in Barcelona – the site of one of Michael Jordan’s greatest moments as a member of the 1992 USA Basketball team,” said Larry Miller, President of Jordan Brand. “Each year we host dozens of elite players and this year we will be at one of the premier training facilities in the world — all while giving these great athletes an opportunity to travel to the United States to play in this year’s Jordan Brand Classic International Game.”
The first and second day of the basketball camp in Barcelona will focus on strength and conditioning training sessions as well as skills instruction with star coaches from both the U.S. and Europe. The final day of the camp will be highlighted by an all-star game featuring the top 20 players, as chosen by the coaches. The 10 Most Valuable Players will be chosen at the conclusion of the European camp to represent their countries in Brooklyn.