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    USA - World Select Team named for Nike Hoop Summit

    COLORADO SPRINGS (Nike Hoop Summit) - The World Select Team that will face the best American high-school age basketball players at the Nike Hoop Summit on 10th April has been named.

    The World Select Team consists of 10 players - aged 19 or younger - who hail from nine countries across four continents and all boast vast international experience.

    The game will be played at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon and broadcast live across the USA.

    The international roster was assembled by Nike's Consultant of Global Basketball Rich Sheubrooks after he conferred with general managers, clubs, federations, scouts and coaches from around the world.

    The Nike sports marketing teams from around the world also had a great deal of input and suggestions on players from their regions.

    "For the international players, this game opens their minds to different places and different people and cultures and, hopefully, also opens doors in terms of their professional careers," said Sheubrooks.

    "We will have a competitive team. Many of the players have had extensive experience playing around the world in various competitions.

    "Several of the players have competed against US players over the past year which should be an asset in a game like this. We have solid fundamental players who should match up well with the athletic talent of Team USA."

    Last year's Nike Hoop Summit was one of the most memorable to date as the World Team rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the USA 97-89 and record their first win in the event since 1998.

    Serbian big man Milan Macvan scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds - nine on the offensive end - to lead the World Team in that game. Macvan then went on to play a key role with the Serbian senior national team that took silver at the EuroBasket in Poland last summer.

    For the sixth straight year, Australian national teams head coach Rob Beveridge will be in charge of the World Team.

    Beveridge is fresh off of leading the NBL's Perth Wildcats to the Australian national championship just last week.

    He will again be assisted by Serbia's Marin Sedlacek, who is making his 10th appearance at the Hoop Summit.

    2010 WORLD SELECT TEAM ROSTER
    Guards
    Cory Joseph (6ft 3in; Findlay Prep, Nevada; Canada)
    Duje Dukan (6ft 8in; Deerfield HS, Illinois; Croatia)
    Sui Ran (6ft4in; Shandong Flaming Bulls; China)
    Jason Cadee (6ft 0in; Australian Institute of Sport; Australia)

    Forwards
    Tristan Thompson (6ft 10in; Findlay Prep, Nevada; Canada)
    Enes Kanter (6ft 10in; Stoneridge Prep, California; Turkey)
    Nikola Mirotic (6ft 10in; Faymasa Palencia; Montenegro)
    Mael Lebrun (6ft 6in; Entente Orleans; France)

    Centres
    Dejan Musli (7ft 0in; FMP Zeleznik; Serbia)
    Robert Loe (7ft 0in; JTB/Breakers; New Zealand)

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    Weak selection! No African player but one from New Zealand? Two Canadians but no Latin American player? One unknown Croatian? Weak guards...
    Nike does not want to let the Internationals win this time...

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    Last year, the world team was far better.

    Duje Dukan (205, 1992) is a very good prospect. He has the tools to become a high level player (he is tall, he is fast and has good handling and shooting skills). But right now, he don't deserve to be in the world selection. He can thank his father Ivica for being selected.

    You have to know that Ivica is working as international scout for the Chicago Bulls, while Marin Sedlacek, the assistant-coach of the international team, is working for the Memphis Grizzlies. For me, that's the main reason of Dukan presence.

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    Tomas Satoransky ('91), from Cajasol Sevilla, and Josep Franch ('91), from DKV Joventut, were invited by Nike Hoop Summit organization to be part of the World Team, but both squads decided to decline the offer because the prospects are playing with the ACB teams.
    Satoransky is averaging 2.4 points and 1.3 assists in 8.4 minutes, while Franch is nailing 3.3 points and dishing 2.1 assists in 11.8'. The two youngsters are combining the ACB with Qalat (LEB Silver) and El Prat (LEB Silver) respectively.
    According to Solobasket web site montenegrin Nikola Mirotic ('91), from Palencia (LEB Gold), won't go to Portland to play the game either because his team and himself decided this.
    http://www.eurohopes.com/news/741/sa...-no-to-the-nik

    Earlier, Lietuvos rytas didn't allow Valanciunas to play the game.

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    Robert Loe (211, 1991) was born at Leicester in England. English basketball fans must be crazy to see such a talented player playing for New Zealand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojado View Post
    Weak selection! No African player but one from New Zealand? Two Canadians but no Latin American player? One unknown Croatian? Weak guards...
    Nike does not want to let the Internationals win this time...
    lot of talents can't come because their clubs don't let them. Valenciunas, Mirotic, Satoransky etc. Kid from New Zeland is very talented and he showed that at U-19 word championship last year. As for Dukan I don't know how good he is as he never played here but he is doing good in US so far so I guess he is not that bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by albiongate View Post
    http://www.eurohopes.com/news/741/sa...-no-to-the-nik

    Earlier, Lietuvos rytas didn't allow Valanciunas to play the game.
    ULEB has un-invited Rytas from junior euroleague because of the same reason. But that's good anyways. Those games would be pointless for Valanciunas as he would most-likely dominate every single one of them.

    He's steadily dunking his way in to being a major player for Rytas already, at 17!! He's been one of the best scorers for Rytas for the past couple of months and LKL playoffs and a final series with finally improoved Zalgiris will do him far more good than a Nike promoted streetball game in USA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojado View Post
    Weak selection! No African player but one from New Zealand? Two Canadians but no Latin American player? One unknown Croatian? Weak guards...
    Nike does not want to let the Internationals win this time...
    I agree with you there. There is a lack of representation that makes it hard for me to accept the international team as truly being international. But in all fairness, all of the top US high school players aren't participating in this event as well, so I wouldn't conclude that Nike is watering down the international side by withholding invitations from certain foreign players to favor the US side. As some have pointed out, it's more likely the case that some players simply can't play because their pro-clubs won't let them, fearing injury.

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    USA - Leonard headlines USA Team for Nike Hoop Summit

    COLORADO SPRINGS (Nike Hoop Summit) - Meyers Leonard from Robinson High School, Robinson, Illinois, headlines the USA Junior National Select Team that will do battle against the World Select Team in the 13th Annual Nike Hoop Summit at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon on Saturday (19:00 PDT/local time; 04:00 Sunday CET).

    The USA Team, which consists of the very best American high-school age athletes, will take on a World Select Team made up of 10 players - aged 19 or younger - who hail from nine countries across four continents and who all boast vast international experience.

    This year's participants will have a tough task at hand if they are to match or top the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit. In one of the most memorable, competitive and thrilling editions of the event, the World Team rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the USA 97-89 for their first win since 1998.

    Serbian big man Milan Macvan had a game-high 23 points, pulled down 14 rebounds - nine on the offensive glass - and dished out six assists to lead the World Team to victory. He then went on to play a key role with the Serbian senior national team that took silver at the EuroBasket in Poland last summer.

    Macvan was well helped by Lithuanian rising star Donatas Motiejunas who had 21 points, eight rebounds and three assists while Nikos Pappas of Greece added 10 points in the international team's winning cause.

    Bob Cimmino of Mount Vernon High School in the state of New York will take charge of the USA squad, while Australian national teams head coach Rob Beveridge will walk the World Team sidelines for the sixth year in a row.

    The Nike Hoop Summit has brought to attention star players such as Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, Kevin Durant and Luis Scola.

    2010 NIKE HOOP SUMMIT ROSTERS

    USA JUNIOR NATIONAL SELECT TEAM
    Guards
    Kyrie Irving (6ft 2in; St Patrick HS; Elizabeth, New Jersey)
    Brandon Knight (6ft 3in; Pine Crest HS; Coral Springs, Florida)
    Kendall Marshall (6ft 4in; Bishop O'Connell HS; Arlington, Virginia)
    Will Barton (6ft 6in; Brewster Academy; Baltimore, Maryland)
    Reggie Bullock (6ft 6in; Kinston HS, Kinston, North Carolina)
    Harrison Barnes (6ft 8in; Ames HS; Ames, Iowa)

    Forwards
    Tobias Harris (6ft 8in; Hal Hollow Hills West HS; Brookville, New York)
    Terrence Jones (6ft 8in; Jefferson HS; Portland, Oregon)
    Patrick Young (6ft 8in; Providence HS; Jacksonville, Florida)

    Centres
    Jared Sullinger (6ft 9in; Northland HS; Columbus, Ohio)
    Meyers Leonard (7ft 0in; Robinson HS; Robinson, Illinois)


    WORLD SELECT TEAM
    Guards
    Jason Cadee (6ft 0in; Australian Institute of Sport; Australia)
    Cory Joseph (6ft 3in; Findlay Prep, Nevada; Canada)
    Sui Ran (6ft4in; Shandong Flaming Bulls; China)
    Duje Dukan (6ft 8in; Deerfield HS, Illinois; Croatia)

    Forwards
    Mael Lebrun (6ft 6in; Entente Orleans; France)
    Tristan Thompson (6ft 10in; Findlay Prep, Nevada; Canada)
    Enes Kanter (6ft 10in; Stoneridge Prep, California; Turkey)
    Nikola Mirotic (6ft 10in; Faymasa Palencia; Spain)

    Centres
    Dejan Musli (7ft 0in; FMP Zeleznik; Serbia)
    Robert Loe (7ft 0in; JTB/Breakers; New Zealand)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojado View Post
    Weak selection! No African player but one from New Zealand? Two Canadians but no Latin American player? One unknown Croatian? Weak guards...
    Nike does not want to let the Internationals win this time...
    I'm confused. First one of those Canadians (Thompson) will probably be the leading player on the squad. Second, you can argue about the talent, but just stating that not having a player from Latin America or Africa and having a player from New Zealand, two from Canada and an "unknown" from Croatia doesn't meant that NIKE "does not want to let the Internationals win this time." Are we judging by nationality instead of talent?

    Not to mentions as somebody else brought up, many clubs won't let their star or up-and-coming youth player come over.

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    does it realy matter who wins in this friendley show for scouts and managers?
    Jordi Bertomeu sucks!

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    I don't know but I think that Carmelo Betancourt, guard from Puerto Rico is better than Jason Cadee and Sui Ran by far, he will play in the Jordan Brand Classic, he is the best on that international team!
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    16 free throws in the last 4 minutes...
    Puerto Rico had 20 the whole game

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSURF View Post
    I don't know but I think that Carmelo Betancourt, guard from Puerto Rico is better than Jason Cadee and Sui Ran by far, he will play in the Jordan Brand Classic, he is the best on that international team!
    JBC and Hoop Summit are both run by Nike. JBC players are typically younger. Sui Ran played in JBC last year and is in the Hoop Summit this year. Stop complaining!
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    http://www.draftexpress.com/article/...-Day-One-3429/
    Nike Hoop Summit Practices: Day One

    by: Matt Kamalsky - Director of Operations
    April 8, 2010

    Our first report from Portland, including a look at Enes Kanter, Nikola Mirotic and Tristan Thompson, quick hitters and the official measurements.

    Nike Hoop Summit Day One (International Practices)

    Each year since its inception, the Nike Hoop Summit has assembled some of the top prospects in international basketball in one convenient location for a week of practice in preparation for a game against the best and brightest of American high school basketball.

    With representatives from ten different countries, this year’s crop of talent may lack a prospect who clearly factors into next year’s lottery like last seasons’ did in Donatas Motiejunas, but is talented nonetheless and looking to take home a victory of their American counterparts for the second straight year. Notable players such as Jonas Valanciunas were unable to attend because of their ongoing domestic seasons, often due to playing important roles for their respective clubs, but this group certainly has plenty of talent on it and will be monitored closely by NBA teams.

    Featuring a roster with a handful of near seven-footers and quite a bit a size on the perimeter as well, this year’s team should present a unique challenge for the high school team. With outrageously productive junior players in Enes Kanter, Dejan Musli and Nikola Mirotic , two McDonald’s All-Americans of Canadian origin in Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph, this group has a good amount of size, talent and experience.

    With a few practice sessions already under their belts in the confines of the Trail Blazers practice facility, we had a chance to take in the team’s evening session on Wednesday. Already over some of the early jitters, jet lag, and language hurdles that often plague these practices, the team was able to get up and down for over an hour today.

    Head Coach Rob Beveridge (fresh of a NBL Championship with the Perth Wildcats) began practice with full court shooting drills, followed by static stretching, which provided an interesting contrast to the dynamic warm-ups employed at the McDonald’s practices just a week ago. Giving the players a chance to get shots up, Beveridge’s clear focus today was zone offense, as the team spent nearly three-quarters of their allotted two hour timeframe working on that situation alone.

    Spending some time giving specific instructions in a half court setting, Beveridge let the players compete and make some mistakes. Maximizing their limited time in the gym by making adjustments and correcting his players on the fly, we were able to take in quite a bit of semi-live action today as the staff refined some of their sets. Though the team appeared sloppy at times and didn’t always get every drill right away, they looked a bit better than they did early in the week from what one scout told us.

    Unsurprisingly, Enes Kanter (height with shoes: 6’10.5, weight: 255, wingspan: 7’1) had a very strong performance. The former Fenerbahce prospect and current Kentucky commit performed at a high level on both ends throughout practice. Working the block and high post, he flashed the same outstanding toughness and patience in the post that made him a dominant junior player, but stepped out and knocked a handful of catch and shoot jumpers down from just inside the college three point line. Crashing the glass relentlessly as he so often does, Kanter was very active on defense too, challenging shots, boxing out, and competing at a high level.

    Though he’s not an elite athlete, Kanter’s skill level is evident in settings like these. He’s relentless in his pursuit of the ball off the rim, and has simply fantastic hands. One of the more interesting storylines of the Hoop Summit will be Kanter’s impending matchup with McDonald’s All-American Game MVP Jared Sullinger. Neither will wow anyone with their pure explosiveness, but both are highly skilled competitors who play the game like veterans.

    Nikola Mirotic (height with shoes: 6’10, weight: 226, wingspan: 7’1) had a solid day of practice as well. Despite his terrific size, the Montenegrin prospect spent most of the day running the three in his team’s zone offense. Showing good timing and an understanding of spacing running the baseline, Mirotic’s professional experience was apparent. Playing for Faymasa Palencia of the LEB-Gold this season, on loan from Real Madrid, he is one of the more seasoned players here.

    Showing range, albeit inconsistently, out past the NCAA three point line, Mirotic won’t blow you away with athleticism, but is a capable scorer with good touch. He’s improved his ability to finish with his left hand around the rim and is obviously working on his perimeter repertoire.

    Tristan Thompson (height with shoes: 6’8.5, weight: 233, wingspan: 7’2) showed some flashes today, much like he did at the McDonald’s game, but remains extremely inconsistent with what he brings to the table. His shooting mechanics yield erratic results at this point, but his athleticism is hard to ignore. Exploiting his quickness on multiple occasions, Thompson showed no remorse using his first step to turn the corner to attempt to finish above the rim. Certainly not a good enough shooter or ball handler to be a consistent face up threat yet, Thompson has a world of potential, but still has a ton of room to grow.

    Quick Hitters

    -As has been the case in past seasons, the international roster featured a late addition in the form of 7’0 Angolan Youngster Yanick Moreira. He didn’t participate in any of the drills today, spending most of practice standing off the court by himself.

    -Jason Cadee, who hails from the same school that produced Andrew Bogut, The Australian Institute of Sport, is a coach’s dream. Vocal and demonstrative when running his team, Cadee is an extension of Beveridge on the floor. His skinny frame limits his impact as a scorer, but he’s a good player to have in an All-Star setting because of his willingness to share the ball and court vision.

    -Mael Lebrun had a quiet day, deferring to his teammates after missing a couple of perimeter jumpers. A solid athlete hailing from Euroleague participant Orleans, he played low-mistake basketball for most of practice and seemed eager to make the extra pass and do some of the little things to help his team score.

    -FMP Zeleznik center Dejan Musli didn’t have an easy go of things on Wednesday. Matched up with Enes Kanter, Musli, the tallest and longest player in attendance this week, had no problem getting his hook shot off with his ridiculous length, but just couldn’t get anything to fall. He appears to have lost some weight from the last time we saw him, but still doesn’t have the polish that we saw from the likes of Mirotic.

    -Duje Dukan showed an outstanding shooting stroke. His catch and shoot ability will be a major asset to him at Wisconsin at some point down the road.

    Official Measurements
    *All heights with shoes.

    Jason Cadee
    Height: 6’2
    Weight: 160
    Wingspan: 6’3

    Duje Dukan
    Height: 6’8.5
    Weight: 200
    Wingspan: 6’7

    Sui Ran
    Height: 6’4
    Weight: 204
    Wingspan: 6’4.5

    Mael Lebrun
    Height: 6’5.5
    Weight: 183
    Wingspan: 6’8

    Cory Joseph
    Height: 6’3
    Weight: 174
    Wingspan: 6’4

    Tristan Thompson
    Height: 6’8.5
    Weight: 233
    Wingspan: 7’2

    Yanick Moreira
    Height: 6’11
    Weight: 195
    Wingspan: 7’2

    Enes Kanter
    Height: 6’10.5
    Weight: 255
    Wingspan: 7’1

    Nikola Mirotic
    Height: 6’10
    Weight: 226
    Wingspan: 7’1

    Rob Loe
    Height: 6’11.5
    Weight: 235
    Wingspan: 6’10

    Dejan Musli
    Height: 7’0.5
    Weight:247
    Wingspan: 7’3.5

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    Right now USA 25-20 World, end of 1st quarter

    Some of you are right, this World team this year is nothing compared to last year with MacVan and Motiejunas. The only players that looked OK for the worlds are Thompson and Musli. That Mirotic guy is overrated.

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    I really like Kanter. Tough player with a lot hustle

    Mirotic has also been playing well (lucky Spain).

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    USA – Hoops Summit showcases possible future World Championship stars

    Watch basketball’s future stars come face to face in today’s rerun of the Nike Hoops Summit on fibatv.com at 20:00 CET.

    PORTLAND (Nike Hoops Summit) – Sunday’s Nike Hoops Summit saw the top upcoming US players come up against the some of the best young talent of the rest of the world.

    Although the game ended 101-97 in favour of the Americans, one would be foolish to dismiss players of either side becoming future stars of the game.

    If the past is anything to go by, some of the class of 2010 are more than likely to make it to the top. Past players include Tony Parker, Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Garnett to name but a few.

    This year, Turkey’s Enes Kanter stole the show scoring a Summit record of 34 points, earning the game MVP crown, bringing a call up for his national team this summer into the realm of the possible.

    While players such as Harrison Barnes (USA; 27 points) Jared Sullinger (USA; 22 points) and Tristan Thompson (World/Canada; 14) also stood out, they might have to be a little more patient than Kanter, who on this form will be increasingly hard to overlook.

    Watch a free replay of the game on fibatv.com tonight at 20:00 CET.
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