IPRB was told by sources close to Nike that Carmelo Betancourt has been invited to participate in the 2010 Jordan Classic. Betancourt will represent Puerto Rico in the International game which takes place before the All American Game. The game will feature the best player in the world who were born in 1993 or 1994.
FBPUR Senior Advisor and the person responsible for brokering the deal with both Nike and Jordan Brand told IPRB today,"we are working with Nike and Carmelo's mom to finalize the trip. Mark Bayne from Nike reached out and asked me who the best kid in that age group is and from what I have seen there is no question it is Carmelo. My program PR Playmakers is working with Carmelo's family to assist them in securing unique basketball experiences and opportunities. Carmelo and his parents are great people so it is easy and a lot of fun when you get a chance to work with people like that. Its amazing the number of parents and players who are reaching out and asking for our help. What makes PRP different from other programs is that we will help any kid who is able and capable. They do not have to play for one of our travel teams in order to get PRP's help. If you can play and have good grades we will help any kid!"