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Standouts set for Junior National Team Mini-Camp

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Fifty-three of the nation’s top high school aged basketball players will convene on the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the 6th annual USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team mini-camp on Oct. 4-5. The training camp will be used to continue player evaluations and to get a start on preparations for several upcoming international competitions, including in 2015 the Nike Hoop Summit, 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship, as well as for ... Read More »

2014 Elite 24 game recap

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Press Release Team Liberty willed their way to a 127-116 victory over Team Freedom in the 9th Annual Under Armour Elite 24, led by co-MVPs Jaylen Brown (23 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists) and Duke Blue Devils pledge Chase Jeter (17 points, 15 rebounds). Jeter’s performance also cemented his place in Elite 24 history; his 15 rebounds set the record for the highest single-game total since the game’s inception in 2006. Team Freedom was paced by ... Read More »

USA captures Gold in U17 World Championship

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In a hotly contested game, USA Basketball’s U17 team beat Australia, 99-92 to win the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship in Dubai. USA ran the table at the World Championship, with seven straight wins against international competition, including prevailing over Serbia in the semifinals. Top-5 junior guard Malik Newman of Callaway (MS) led the USA squad with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists in the title game. Newman was terrific throughout the event, and was ... Read More »

2014 Nike Global Challenge set to tip off

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The 2014 Nike Global Challenge is set to tip off on Wednesday, at Whitney Young High School in Chicago. As is typical of the event, it encompasses four teams of players from the United States, and four international squads. Brazil, Canada, China and Pan Africa are represented on the international side of the event. This 8-team, 16-game tournament features the top high school and U-19 basketball players from the best International Teams in the World ... Read More »

Elite 24 roster for ’14 announced

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UNDER ARMOUR BASKETBALL’S ELITE 24 GAME RETURNS TO BROOKLYN  Under Armour Basketball today announced it is bringing the Elite 24 – one of the nation’s premier high school basketball showcase – back to Brooklyn, NY for the second consecutive year. The nation’s top high school basketball players will assemble on August 23 at Pier 2 of the Brooklyn Bridge Park to make a name for themselves in New York City—the Mecca of basketball. The game will air live ... Read More »

Twin Cities Classic charity event announced

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On Monday, August 4th, the Twin Cities Classic announced its star-filled roster for the charity event, which takes place on Sunday, August 10 at Woodbury High School in Woodbury, MN. The Twin Cities Classic is a high school basketball event in partnership with the American Cancer Society. 100% of proceeds go to charity. The Twin Cities Classic has selected the top high school prospects in Minnesota, as well as Dupree McBrayer from New Jersey, to ... Read More »

2014 adidas Nations rosters set

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adidas today announced the rosters for adidas Nations, a premier international grassroots basketball program. Practices, pool play and college counselor games will be held on August 1-3 at the Next Level Sports Complex in Garden Grove, Calif., and the third-place and championship games played at Long Beach City College on Monday, August 4 at 4pm PT/7pm ET and broadcast live on ESPNU. “Participating in adidas Nations 2012 was a great experience and really helped me grow ... Read More »

USA Basketball U17 Roster Breakdown and Scouting Report

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After kicking off a training camp with 30 players on July 24, USA Basketball selected the 12 members of the U17 World Championship team on July 29, following a series of grueling practice and training sessions. 9 of the squad’s members were part of the team which captured the 2013 FIBA Americas championship in Uruguay, making this team relatively experienced on the international stage. As a result, anything less than a Gold performance in Dubai ... Read More »

USA Basketball U17 team cut to 17 players

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Press Release After tipping off training camp on July 24 with 32 athletes, the list of finalists for the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Championship Team was pared on July 26 to 17 of the nation’s top 17-and-under basketball players. Headlined by the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship MVP Malik Newman (Callaway H.S./Jackson, Miss.), the list of finalists includes 10 members of the 2013 USA U16 National Team that captured gold and seven international ... Read More »

USA U17 Team Camp Begins on July 24

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With the addition of Marquese Chriss (Pleasant Grove H.S./Elk Grove, Calif.), Dennis Smith Jr. (Trinity Christian School/Fayetteville, N.C.) and Caleb Swanigan (Homestead H.S./Fort Wayne, Ind.), the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team now lists 38 of the top 17-and-under basketball players in the nation, 36 of whom will attend the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team training camp that tips-off July 24 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in ... Read More »

2014 LeBron James Skills Academy Preview

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Nike’s annual all-star camp, the LeBron James Skills Academy tips off on July 9th, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and runs through July 12th. Arguably the premier event during the first weekend of the live period, the event is expected to be well-attended by college basketball coaches, NBA scouts and media members alike. Hoopniks.com will be in attendance and have coverage for the majority of the event. In all, 80 high school players and 30 college basketball standouts ... Read More »

Nike Kevin Durant Skills Academy roster

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Nike is hosting their annual Kevin Durant Skills Academy from June 27-29, and has released the following rosters for the event. The Kevin Durant Skills Academy brings together many of the nation’s top wing prospects. Nike’s skills academy events are notable in that they bring together players with shoe company affiliation other than Nike, which typically does not happen. Roster Antonio Blakeney, 6′-4″, 2015, SG, Oak Ridge (FL) Prince Ali, 6′-3″, 2015, SG, Sagemont (FL) Austin Grandstaff, 6′-5″, ... Read More »