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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 »

USA U18 captures FIBA Americas Gold Medal

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Press Release In its toughest game of the tournament, the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team (5-0) remained perfect with a convincing 113-79 victory over Canada (4-1) to claim the 2014 FIBA Americas Championship gold medal on Tuesday night at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The USA upped its record at the zone championship to 48-2 and has now medaled in every U18 competition, having won seven gold medals (1990, ... Read More »

Nike Point Guard and Big Man Skills Academy rosters

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Nike is hosting their annual Point Guard and Big Man Skills Academy from June 23-25, and has released the following rosters for the events. The Point Guard event features Kyrie Irving, Michael Carter-Williams and Trey Burke, and the big man event has Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins on hand. The skills academy events are notable in that they bring together players with shoe company affiliation other than Nike, which typically does not happen. Point Guard ... Read More »

NBPA Top 100 Camp Day 1 Top Performers

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Information courtesy of NBPA Top 100 Camp Day 1 Leaders POINTS: Ben Simmons —18 points/game REBOUNDS: Samir Sehic — 9 rebounds/game ASSISTS: Justin Jenifer — 7.5 assists/game STEALS: Dwayne Bacon — 2.5 steals/game Day 1 Top Performers Ben Simmons: 18 pts, 4 reb Dennis Smith: 10.5 pts, 4.5 asst, 1.5 TO, 4 reb Luke Maye: 9.5 pts, 6.5 reb Edrice Adebayo: 12 pts, 9-15 FG, 6-6 FT Malachi Richardson: 15.5 pts (27 pts in Game 2) Antonio Blakeney: 12 pts Samir Sehic: 14.5 pts, 9 reb ... Read More »

USA Basketball adds 6 to U18 training camp

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A total of 24 of the country’s top 18-and-unders who accepted invitations to participate in the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team training camp, will arrive on Tuesday to the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in hopes of making the 12-member USA U18 National Team roster. Headlining the group of invitees set to participate in training camp is a trio of high school seniors who each have two gold medals ... Read More »

US participants in adidas EUROCAMP named

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Adidas will hold their twelfth annual adidas EUROCAMP from June 7 – 9, 2014 in Treviso, Italy. The event is the only NBA sanctioned pre-draft camp outside of the United States. The three day camp brings the best international talent together with former and current NBA coaches and players. This year, adidas EUROCAMP added Oklahoma City Thunder senior advisor Maurizio Gherardini as the new camp director. Gherardini was the founder of the EUROCAMP event in 2003. ... Read More »

Invitees named for USA U18 Training Camp

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A total of 12 athletes with prior USA Basketball experience, including three gold medalists, headline the list of 21 of the nation’s top 18-and-unders who accepted invitations to participate in the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team training camp, USA Basketball announced on Monday. The training camp, scheduled to be held June 10-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be used to select the 12-member team that will ... Read More »

USA team wins 2014 Nike Hoop Summit

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The USA Junior National Select Team earned an 84-73 win over the World Select Team at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon. Three future Duke Blue Devils had a huge impact on the win, as forward Justise Winslow led the USA team with 16 points, and also collected 6 rebounds. His future teammates Tyus Jones scored 13 points and dished 6 assists and Jahlil Okafor had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Future Kansas Jayhawks forward Kelly Oubre also ... Read More »

2014 Mary Kline Classic preview

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On Wednesday, April 9th, the Mary Kline Classic announced its star-filled roster for the 4th annual charity event, which takes place on Saturday, May 31 at West Orange High School in West Orange, NJ. Following a tremendous third year in which $27,000 was raised for cancer research, and featured Mary Kline Classic alumni Jermaine Lawrence, Kuran Iverson, Tyler Roberson, Rysheed Jordan and Josh Hart, among others, the next generation of student-athletes will take the floor in a nationally ... Read More »

2014 McDonald’s All-American game recap

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In front of a hometown crowd that included a reported 17,116 people in attendance, Chicago-native and Duke Blue Devils-bound center Jahlil Okafor was named the game’s co-MVP as his West squad won the 2014 McDonald’s All-American game over the East team, 105-102. In the losing effort, future North Carolina forward Justin Jackson was named co-MVP as well. Okafor posted 17 points in just 22 minutes of game action, and shot 8 of 15 from the field. ... Read More »