Nike Hoop Summit 2014: Date, Rosters, Event Schedule, Rules and Preview

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Nike Hoop Summit 2014: Date, Rosters, Event Schedule, Rules and Preview
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Many of the world's top basketball players under the age of 19 will be at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. for the Nike Hoop Summit on Saturday, April 12.

The annual game is a showcase for prep-aged talents, and it pits a team of American-born players against the World Select team. Over the years, this game has given scouts a sneak peek at future college and NBA stars.

In 2013, seven players (Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid of Kansas, Jabari Parker of Duke, Dante Exum of Australia, Noah Vonleh of Indiana, Julius Randle of Kentucky and Aaron Gordon of Arizona) who will likely be lottery picks in the June NBA draft played in the game.

Led by Wiggins, Exum, Livio Saint-Charles and the Atlanta Hawks' Dennis Schroder, the World Select Team defeated Team USA 112-98 in 2013.

This year's game will take place at 7 p.m. ET, per the event's official website.

Here's a look at the rosters for Team USA and the World Select team.

 

Team USA

No. Player
Pos.
Height
Weight
Birth Date
High School/College Committed to Birth Place
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
Marion 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
Head Coach: Mike Jones, DeMatha Catholic High School, Md.
Assistant Coach: Cory Alexander, Team Takeover AAU, D.C.

 

World Team Select

No.
Player
Pos.
Height
Current Team/School Committed to Birth Place
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
Nikola 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
11
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
G
6-5
SK Cherkasy Monkeys Ukraine
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
Head Coach: Roy Rana, Canada
Assistant Coach: Marin Sedlacek, Serbia

 

Players to Watch

Clint Capela

The big man from Switzerland is rising quickly on NBA draft boards. The measurements revealed during the pre-event activities will only cause his stock to ascend even more.

Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman has the scoop:

With that type of length, coupled with excellent mobility, there's no wonder NBA scouts are excited about Capela's potential. Take a look at this video scouting report for the Swiss big man.

In the latest mock draft from Draft Express, Capela is penciled in at the No. 13 spot to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

 

Jahlil Okafor

Andrew Nelles

Duke's biggest issue in 2013 was its lack of size. That probably won't be a problem in 2014. Okafor is huge and committed to Duke.

At 6'10" and 277 pounds with a condor-like 7'6.25" wingspan, he'll give the team an inside presence with bulk and length like never before. 

Wonder why Jabari Parker hasn't announced whether he'll be in the NBA draft next season. Okafor's arrival could have something to do with it. Both hail from Chicago and Okafor's presence would allow Parker to play his more natural forward position more often.

Still, it's going to be hard to keep Parker away from the millions that await in the NBA.

With Okafor and others coming in, Duke still figures to be really good. Okafor already has solid footwork, soft hands and great strength. A year of college should only make him even better.

Currently, Draft Express has him as the No. 1 prospect for the 2015 NBA draft.

 

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