In case you didn’t get your fix of prep hoops this year, ESPN2 will be televising the 19th annual Nike Hoop Summit Saturday, April 9. The game will take place at 3 p.m. at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.
Mike Couzens will be calling the play-by-play, with Paul Biancardi with Fran Fraschilla analyzing the game for ESPN.
At the Hoop Summit, a select group of U.S. high schoolers that make up the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Select team play some of the best international talent 19-years-old and younger. The international squad is the World Select Team.
Headlining the U.S. roster are three-time USA Basketball gold medalists Terrance Ferguson(Advanced Prep International/Dallas, Texas), Josh Jackson (Justin-Siena H.S./Prolific Prep Academy, Calif./Southfield, Mich.) and Jayson Tatum (Chaminade College Prep/St. Louis, Mo.), who have won FIBA U17 and U19 world championships and are 19-0 together in major international competitions.
For the world team DeAndre Ayton (Hillcrest Academy, Ariz./Bahamas) headlines a team that features four players who have committed to U.S. colleges. Andres Feliz (West Oaks Academy, Fla./Dominican Republic) signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of South Florida, Justin Jackson (Hill Academy/Canada) signed with UNLV, Lauri Markkanen (HBA-Marsky Helsinki/Finland) signed with Arizona and Harry Froling (Australian Institute of Sports/Australia) verbally committed to Southern Methodist University for the 2017-18 NCAA season.
Past NBA stars that played in the games include Tony Parker in 200, Serge Ibaka in 2008, Kevin Garnett in 1995 and Kyrie Irving in 2010.
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