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Here's how you can watch Illinois Basketball's next star before he gets to campus.

Illinois Basketball signee Jalen Coleman-Lands will be playing for the East Team in the 14th annual Jordan Brand Classic on April 17th; the event is one of the most prestigious high school basketball showcases in the country. For casual fans of the program, this will be a great opportunity to see him in action before he makes his way to Champaign this Summer.

Coleman-Lands, who committed to the Illini back in September, is rated as the No. 35 player in the class of 2015 by 247Sports; along with D.J. Williams, Aaron Jordan, and Darius Paul he's a member of a current top-15 recruiting class for Illinois.

Here's what the event's website had to say about Coleman-Lands:

Arguably the best shooter in the 2015 class, Coleman is known for his range. However, he is not limited to just shooting beyond the arc, as he is an outstanding ball handler with strong moves to get to the hoop. The Indianapolis native has played on the Nike EYBL circuit with All-Ohio and participated in the Nike Skills Academies. Coleman has committed to play for John Groce at the University of Illinois.

The event will take place on Friday, April 17th at 7:00pm CT on ESPN2. Here are the East and West rosters in their entirety.

East Team:

Isaiah Briscoe | G

  • National Rank: No. 13
  • Union, NJ (Roselle Catholic)
  • Kentucky

Jaylen Brown | SF

  • National Rank: No. 2
  • Alpharetta, GA (Wheeler)
  • Undecided

Jalen Brunson | PG

  • National Rank: No. 20
  • Lincolnshire, IL (Stevenson)
  • Villanova

Thomas Bryant | C

  • National Rank: No. 27
  • Rochester, NY (Huntington Prep)
  • Indiana

Jalen Coleman-Lands | G

  • National Rank: No. 35
  • Indianapolis, IN (La Lumiere Prep)
  • Illinois

Eric Davis | G

  • National Rank: No. 45
  • Saginaw, MI (Arthur Hill)
  • Texas

Cheick Diallo | F

  • National Rank: No. 7
  • Bamako, Mali (Our Savior New American)
  • Undecided

Henry Ellenson | F

  • National Rank: No. 12
  • Rice Lake, WI (Rice Lake)
  • Marquette

Luke Kennard | G

  • National Rank: No. 22
  • Franklin, OH (Franklin)
  • Duke

Skal Labiessiere | C

  • National Rank: No. 3
  • Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Lausanne Collegiate School)
  • Kentucky

Charles Matthews | G

  • National Rank: No. 58
  • Chicago, IL (St. Rita)
  • Kentucky

Malachi Richardson | G

  • National Rank: No. 28
  • Hamilton, NJ (Trenton Catholic)
  • Syracuse

Caleb Swanigan | C

  • National Rank: No. 14
  • Fort Wayne, IN (Homestead)
  • Michigan State

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West Team

Dwayne Bacon | G

  • National Rank: No. 17
  • Lakeland, FL (Oak Hill Academy)
  • Florida State

Malik Beasley | G

  • National Rank: No. 39
  • Atlanta, GA (St. Francis)
  • Florida State

Antonio Blakeney | G

  • National Rank: No. 18
  • Orlando, FL (Oak Ridge)
  • LSU

Deyonta Davis | F

  • National Rank: No. 23
  • Muskegon, MI (Muskegon)
  • Michigan State

Tyler Davis | C

  • National Rank: No. 25
  • Plano, TX (Plano West)
  • Texas A&M

Tyler Dorsey | G

  • National Rank: No. 26
  • Los Angeles, CA (Maranatha)
  • Oregon

Austin Grandstaff | G

  • National Rank: No. 47
  • Rockwell, TX (Rockwall)
  • Ohio State

Dedric Lawson | F

  • National Rank: No. 21
  • Memphis, TN (Hamilton)
  • Memphis

Malik Newman | G

  • National Rank: No. 4
  • Jackson, MS (Callaway)
  • Undecided

Ivan Rabb | F

  • National Rank: No. 6
  • Oakland, CA (Bishop O'Dowd)
  • California

Allonzo Trier | G

  • National Rank: No. 15
  • Seattle, WA (Findlay Prep)
  • Arizona

Stephen Zimmerman | C

  • National Rank: No. 9
  • Las Vegas, NV (Bishop Gorman)
  • Undecided

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