The 20th annual Nike Hoop Summit will feature future NBA stars in the making. America’s best high school basketball players will battle the top players from around the world (who are 19 years old or younger).
Does this event really feature future NBA stars in the making? Well, the last seven No. 1 overall NBA draft picks performed in the Nike Hoop Summit. Plenty of current NBA stars have once taken part in this summit, including Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Kevin Love, and John Wall (just to name a few).
But what’s the roster for both teams? And which players should you look out for during the game?
2017 Nike Hoop Summit Viewing Details
Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
Location: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
Time: 10:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: ESPN 2 (Check local listings.)
2017 Nike Hoop Summit Roster (Team USA)
- Mohamed Bamba is a 6’11” center from New York, New York.
- Troy Brown, Jr. is a 6’7″ guard from Las Vegas, Nevada. He’s a 6’7″ guard. Troy plans to attend college in Oregon.
- Wendell Carter, Jr. is a 6’9″ forward Atlanta, Georgia. Wendell plans to spend his freshman year at Duke University.
- Trevon Duval is a 6’3″ guard from Wilmington, Delaware.
- Quade Green is a 6’1″ guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Jaren Jackson, Jr is a 6’11” forward from Carmel, Indiana. Jaren plans to attend college in Michigan State.
- Kevin Knox II is from Riverview, Florida. He’s a 6’9″ forward.
- Michael Porter, Jr is a 6’10” guard/forward from Seattle, Washington. Michael plays to attend college in Missouri.
- Colin Sexton is a 6’3″ guard from Mableton, Georgia. Colin plans to attend college in Alabama.
- Gary Trent, Jr. is a 6’6″ guard from Burnsville, Minnesota. Gary plans to attend college at Duke University.
- Jarred Vanderbilt is a 6’9″ guard from Houston, Texas. Jarred plans to attend college in Kentucky.
- M.J. Walker is a 6’5″ guard from Riverdale, Georgia.
2017 Nike Hoop Summit Roster (Team World)
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is a 6’5″ guard from Canada. Shai plans to attend college in Kentucky.
- Lindell Wigginton is a 6’1″ guard from Canada. Lindell plans to spend his freshman year at Iowa State.
- Nickeil Alexander-Walker is a 6’5″ guard from Canada. Nickeil plans to kick off his college career in Virginia.
- Angus Glover is a 6’4″ guard from Australia.
- Tadas Sedekerskis is a 6’7″ guard from Lithuania.
- R.J. Barrett is 6’11” guard/forward from Canada.
- Kostja Mushidi is a 6’5″ forward from Germany.
- Borisa Simanic is a 6’11” guard from Serbia.
- Isaiah Hartenstein is a 6’11” forward from Germany.
- Felipe Dos Anjos is a 7’3″ center from Brazil.
- Nick Richards is a 6’11” center from Jamacia. Nick plans to attend college in Kentucky.
- Ikechukwu Obiagu is a 7’0″ center from Nigeria. Obiagu is set to spend his freshman year at Florida State.
What Players To Watch?
Mohamed Bamba is a five-star prospect, who is ranked as the No. 2 overall player and center in the Class of 2017, according to Scout. Look for Bamba to swat a lot of shots away from Team World. Universities such as Duke, Kentucky, Michigan, and Texas all want a piece of Bamba for their team. Bamba is from the Big Apple: New York, New York.
Trevon Duval is another five-star prospect. Duval is ranked No. 3 overall player and the No. 1 guard in the Class of 2017, according to Scout. Universities such as Duke, Baylor, Kansas, Arizona, and Seton Hall are keeping an eye on this top prospect. Duval hails from Wilmington, Delaware.
Nick Richards is yet another five-star prospect. Richards represents the World Team. He is the No. 16 overall player and No. 6 center in the Class of 2017, according to Scout. He was born in Jamaica, but later transferred to The Patrick School in New Jersey, and played under former Rutgers coach Mike Rice. Nick plans to attend school in Kentucky.
Felipe Dos Anjos is over seven feet tall (7’3″). How could you miss him? Other giants include Ikechukwu Obiagu (7’0″), R.J. Barrett (6’11”), Borisa Simanic (6’11”), Isaiah Hartenstein (6’11), Mohamed Bamba (6’11”), and Jaren Jackson (6’11”).