Photo courtesy of Dave’s Joint. ©
When people think of the Jordan Brand, they think of not only the legendary basketball star, Michael Jordan, they also think of a rich lifestyle brand with culture. You can wear Jordan’s to any types of venues, including business meetings & other types of formal events.
When it comes to basketball players, it still has the same effect as it did when the first Air Jordan sneaker came out in 1984. The sneakers are still in style now and it continues to reach the new generation in so many ways.
During the weekend of November 12th & 13th, the Jordan Brand held workouts at the Nike NY Headquarters in Manhattan, for five of their high school programs that they are affiliated with in the New York/New Jersey area: Wings Academy, Monsignor Scanlan High School, George Westinghouse High School, Canarsie Educational Campus & Roselle Catholic High School.
For several years, Wings Academy, Westinghouse & Scanlan were the original Flight Schools in the area, as they donned uniforms & wore sneakers with the Jumpman. All three schools are competitive throughout the city, as Wings is one of the premier teams in the PSAL “AA” division, Westinghouse (also known as the G-House) is in the PSAL “A” division & Scanlan is in the CHSAA “AA” division.
Canarsie, which is also a squad in the PSAL “AA” division, and Roselle Catholic, out of Roselle, New Jersey, are two of the newest Flight Schools in the tri-state area. It also helps that Roselle Catholic is rated at No. 11 in the ESPN national poll amongst high schools around the country.
Not only were the boys teams from all five schools invited, but also the girls teams from Scanlan, Canarsie & Roselle Catholic. The Scanlan girls team, just came off of winning the CHSAA “AA” girls city championship last season.
On both days, the prospective teams had their photo shoots, media interviews, gear & also instruction from renowned trainers such as Jeff Blue, Lonell Jones, Roman Pèrez, former Manhattan College guard Michelle Pacheco, and last, but not least, Chris “Lethal Shooter” Matthews, who played collegiate basketball at St. Bonaventure & played professional basketball overseas & is currently featured in the NBA 2K23 video game.
During those sessions, the players were required to give plenty of effort & were taught the finer points of the game from the trainers. They left the gym wiser & more knowledgeable about the game. At the end of the day, when your school is involved with one of the greatest sneaker companies in the world, you’re bound to get the best instruction possible.
Going into the season, that’s the best thing that one teen can have. It’s even better when you can obtain a pair of Cherry Red Air Jordan 11’s before its release & learn from the best. That’s the Jumpman Experience.
All interviews courtesy of Dave’s Joint. ©