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    Nike is taking its sweet time assembling the world roster whereas USA's roster was announced months ago.
    Anyway here is my predictions...

    Jonathan Jeanne - 7'2" PF/C - France
    Thon Maker - 7'1" - C/PF - Australia
    Isaiah Hartenstein - 6'11" - PF/SF - Germany
    Furkan Korkmaz - 6'7" - SG - Turkey
    Frank Ntilikina - 6'5" - PG - France
    Nik Slavica - 6'8" - SF - Croatia / Ante Zizic - 6'11" - C - Croatia
    TJ Leaf - 6'9" - PF - Israel
    Silvio De Sousa - 6'8" SF/PF - Angola
    William McDowell-White - 6'5" - PG - Australia / Diego Flaccadori - 6'4" - PG - Italy
    Alpha Diallo - 6'7" - SF - Africa / Lucas Siewert - 6'10" - PF - Brazil
    Rui Hachimura - 6'7" - PF/SF - Japan / Kobe Paras - 6'6" - SG/SF - Philippines / best Chinese or Iranian U-19
    Justin Jackson - 6'7" - SF - Canada / Simi Shittu - 6'8" - SF - Canada / RJ Barrett - 6'6" - SG - Canada

    IMHO basically Thon, TJ and Furkan are shoo-ins, and the rest of the slots are up for grabs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eiji_sawakita View Post
    Nike is taking its sweet time assembling the world roster whereas USA's roster was announced months ago.
    Anyway here is my predictions...

    Jonathan Jeanne - 7'2" PF/C - France
    Thon Maker - 7'1" - C/PF - Australia
    Isaiah Hartenstein - 6'11" - PF/SF - Germany
    Furkan Korkmaz - 6'7" - SG - Turkey
    Frank Ntilikina - 6'5" - PG - France
    Nik Slavica - 6'8" - SF - Croatia / Ante Zizic - 6'11" - C - Croatia
    TJ Leaf - 6'9" - PF - Israel
    Silvio De Sousa - 6'8" SF/PF - Angola
    William McDowell-White - 6'5" - PG - Australia / Diego Flaccadori - 6'4" - PG - Italy
    Alpha Diallo - 6'7" - SF - Africa / Lucas Siewert - 6'10" - PF - Brazil
    Rui Hachimura - 6'7" - PF/SF - Japan / Kobe Paras - 6'6" - SG/SF - Philippines / best Chinese or Iranian U-19
    Justin Jackson - 6'7" - SF - Canada / Simi Shittu - 6'8" - SF - Canada / RJ Barrett - 6'6" - SG - Canada

    IMHO basically Thon, TJ and Furkan are shoo-ins, and the rest of the slots are up for grabs.
    A lot of elite talent is missing there, and some of the more mediocre ones are included there. If the roster will be composed of players 1997-1999 you are missing:

    1997

    Dragan Bender PF - (he is the most talented PF in that age group, unless he again has the similar issue like with the National Team where he was not allowed to attend the camp due to the fact that he has exclusive Adidas contract and cannot wear Jordan Brand clothing etc). Again he has to be in the list, much before many players on the list.

    Ivica Zubac - C - Before Jeanne for sure, but again it might be an issue with having a more diverse roster and having both Zubac and Zizic there might be an issue. Again looking from a pure talent and quality standpoint Zubac has to be there.

    Lauri Markkanen - PF - A talent definitely much ahead of De Sousa, Siewert or Rui Hachimura

    1998

    Borisa Simanic PF - The best PF prospect along Bender in all 3 ages (1997-1999). He can do it all, also a physical freak. He has to be on that roster, especially with the year he has had so far with NT and Crvena Zvezda juniors.

    Yurtseven PF/C - Best C prospect in the age group

    Also Tillie, Radanov, Glisic are all ahead of Diallo, Paras etc. Again this is a political issue in putting the roster together, if the talent and quality are the only measure they have to be there ahead of many mentioned.

    1999

    This age group if it is included is missing basically all it's best talent on your list so. Luka Doncic, Dzanan Musa SG/SF, Onural Bitim SG must be in the roster if 1999 is included.

    Again I appreciate some the points of your roster but again, if they want to field the most talented team for Jordan Brand classic that roster is missing half of the stars.

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    All big Croatian prospects from 97. have contract with Adidas. Bender tough has more figures then rest of guys. Maybe Arapovic will be there, I think he signed with Nike.
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