Nike Hoop Summit Announces World Roster, Broadcast Information
Yesterday the Nike Hoop Summit released the roster for the World Team that will face Team USA in this April’s game.
Last year the World team, led by Andrew Wiggins which also featured his Kansas teammate and likely top-5 pick Joel Embiid, soundly defeated the Team USA by 14 points.
They announced on Tuesday that the game will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 4 PM PDT from the Moda Center in Portland on April 12.
Here are the rosters for both teams below. The schools are a reflection of where each player has signed a letter of intent, if they have signed one. As you can see below, only four of the World Team’s 10 players has signed a letter of intent to play in college.
Should Adam Silver’s proposed age limit actually pass, the soonest we would see most of these players would be after the 2016 draft.
NO. NAME POS HGT WGT DOB HIGH SCHOOL / *COLLEGE HOMETOWN 14 Cliff Alexander F 6-9 230 11/16/95 Curie Metropolitan H.S./*Kansas Chicago, IL 5 Joel Berry II G 6-1 185 4/1/95 Lake Highland Prep School/*North Carolina Apopka, FL 4 James Blackmon, Jr. G 6-2 175 4/24/95 Marian H.S./*Indiana Fort Wayne, IN 13 Stanley Johnson F 6-7 226 5/29/96 Mater Dei H.S./*Arizona Fullerton, CA 6 Tyus Jones G 6-0 171 5/10/96 Apple Valley H.S./*Duke Apple Valley, MN 15 Jahlil Okafor C 6-10 260 12/15/95 Whitney Young H.S./*Duke Chicago, IL 8 Kelly Oubre F 6-7 190 12/9/95 Findlay Prep (NV)/*Kansas Fort Bend, TX 9 Theo Pinson F 6-6 185 11/5/95 Wesleyan Christian Academy/*North Carolina Greensboro, NC 11 Reid Travis C 6-7 215 11/25/95 DeLaSalle H.S./*Stanford Minneapolis, MN 12 Myles Turner C 6-11 240 3/24/96 Trinity H.S./Undecided Bedford, TX 10 Justise Winslow F 6-6 210 3/26/96 St. John’s School/*Duke Houston, TX
NO NAME POS HGT TEAM COUNTRY 10 James Metecan Birsen F 6-9 Fenerbache Ülker Turkey 14 Clint Capela C 6-9 ES Chalon-sur-Saone Switzerland 9 Brandone Francis G 6-5 Arlington Country Day School, Fla./*Florida Dominican Republic 8 Damien Inglis F 6-9 Chorale de Roanne Basket France 13 Nikoa Jokic F 6-10 KK Mega Vizura Serbia 12 Trey Lyles C 6-9 Arsenal Technical H.S., Ind./*Kentucky Canada 5 Emmanuel Mudiay G 6-5 Prime Prep Academy, Texas/*Southern Methodist Democratic Republic of Congo 4 Jamal Murray G 6-6 Athlete Institute Canada 7 Gao Shang G 6-6 Guangdong Southern Tigers China 15 Karl Towns, Jr. C 6-11 St. Joseph H.S., N.J./*Kentucky Dominican Republic
Three players from last year’s World Team–Russia’s Sergey Karasev (Cleveland), Germany’s Dennis Schröeder (Atlanta) and France’s Livio Jean-Charles (San Antonio)–were selected in the first round of last year’s draft.
In past years the event has proven to be a place where players, particularly internationals–such as Bismack Biyombo’s triple-double in 2011 or Schröeder last season–can see their draft stock skyrocket.