Buckeye commit selected to play in Jordan Classic

D'Angelo Russell is one of the nation's most highly-rated prospects. He's made a commitment to play basketball in Columbus next season.

Geoff Burke

The annual Jordan Brand Classic has proven a stomping ground for basketball’s future stars.

Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Chris Paul are just a few of the bevy of current NBA All-Stars who laced up in the game featuring the best talent in high school.

This year’s roster was announced Monday and an Ohio State commit will get a shot to show his skills.

D’Angelo Russell is a 6-foot-4 guard who attends Montverde Academy in Louisville, Kentucky and has signed on to suit up for the Buckeyes next season.

Scout.com ranks Russell as a five-star prospect and the third best shooting guard in the class of 2014. They tag him as a versatile guy who is nifty with the ball and could be a combo guard.

He gave a taste of what he can do in an All-Star game last year.

Russell will be a member of the West squad in the Jordan Classic played on April 18 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Also on display will be Myles Turner, an undecided 7-footer with an offer from Ohio State.