About the Event
The Nike Hoop Summit has a tradition of featuring the world’s upcoming basketball talent. This annual basketball game is played under international rules and features the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Select Team, comprised of the top high school boy senior players, playing against a World Select Team, comprised of top players 19-years-old or younger from around the world.
The 2015 Hoop Summit will be played Saturday April 11th, at 12:00pm in Portland, Oregon at the Moda Center.
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The inaugural Nike Hoop Summit was played in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. Since then, the event has been played in Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Tampa, Florida; Indianapolis, Indiana; San Antonio, Texas; and Memphis, Tennessee. This is the 8th consectutive year the game has been played in Portland, Oregon.
The Hoop Summit has featured some of the NBA’s current stars including: Nicolas Batum • Kevin Durant • Anthony Davis • Monta Ellis • Kevin Garnett • Rudy Gay • Kyrie Irving • Al Jefferson • Joe Johnson • Kevin Love • Dirk Nowitzki • Tony Parker • Derrick Rose • Josh Smith • John Wall
The premiere event for high-school-age players, an incredible 140 former USA and World Select Team members have been drafted by NBA teams.
In 2012, the first three picks were former U.S. Nike Hoop Summit players, including Anthony Davis at No. 1 (New Orleans Hornets), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at No. 2 (Charlotte Bobcats) and Bradley Beal at No. 3 (Washington Wizards). Since the first Hoop Summit in 1995, seven alumni have been chosen No. 1 in the NBA Draft, and all told, 48 players have been selected among the first 10 draftees. Additionally, five players from the Hoop Summit have gone on to earn NBA Rookie of the Year honors, including Kyrie Irving (2012), Tyreke Evans (2010), Derrick Rose (2009), Kevin Durant (2008) and Elton Brand, who shared the honor in 2000.
As of January 2015, 68 former U.S. players and 26 former World team members were active in the NBA.
Additionally, 32 former Hoop Summit players are currently competing on the collegiate level, including 23 U.S. players and nine World Team athletes.
For a Complete List of all USA Participants CLICK HERE
For a Complete List of all World Team Participants CLICK HERE
For Rules of the Game, CLICK HERE