MINNEAPOLIS, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc., selected Jostens to create the MVP championship rings and trophies for the 2015 Jordan Brand Classic. Designed by Jostens, a leading national custom jewelry designer and producer, the Jordan Brand Classic MVP ring commemorates and pays tribute to the high school athletes named MVPs from each of the quadruple-header games.
"Jostens is honored to partner with the Jordan Brand to present these rings to the athletes that are named MVPs for each game," said Chuck Mooty, Jostens CEO and President. "We are thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments and talent of the best high school basketball players from around the world."
Created by the same Jostens Championship Design team that created all six Chicago Bulls Championship rings, these custom-designed, handcrafted rings feature 23 stones representing Michael Jordan's Chicago Bull's jersey number.
"We are pleased that Jostens has created the Jordan Brand Classic MVP rings," said Adrian Miles, Jordan Brand Marketing. "These rings will be a beautiful piece of jewelry which will be a tribute to a premier basketball event and will provide these new reigning MVPs with an enduring commemoration of their accomplishment."
As fans tune in to ESPN2 on April 17, eight teams comprised of the best high school basketball players at all levels will enter the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. to compete in a quadruple-header event. There are four games scheduled for the day: International, Regional, All-American Girls and All-American Boys.
Images of the MVP rings will be available for viewing after the games on Jostens' Facebook page.
Minneapolis-based Jostens is a leading designer and producer of championship products, programs and services that help athletic champions and their fans tell their stories and celebrate their achievements. The company's products also include publications, jewelry and consumer goods serving the K-12 and college market. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, educational and trade publishing segments.
About Jordan Brand
Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc., is a premium brand of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories inspired by the dynamic legacy, vision and direct involvement of Michael Jordan. The brand made its debut in 1997 and has grown into a complete collection of sport performance and lifestyle product. The Jordan Brand remains active in the community through its new corporate responsibility program WINGS for the Future, focusing on three unique community programs emphasizing Education, Sport and Creativity. For more information on Jordan Brand, visit www.Jumpman23.com.