USA Basketball Announces National Telecast Of 2010 Nike Hoop Summit On Fox Sports Net
- Steve Physioc, P.J. Carlesimo and Rebecca Haarlow Comprise Broadcast Team -
March 29, 2010 - Colorado Springs, Colo.
USA Basketball today announced Fox Sports Net and its regional sports network affiliates will distribute the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit live nationally at 7 p.m. (PDT) on April 10 from the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore. Steve Physioc will be the play-by-play announcer alongside color commentator P.J. Carlesimo and sideline reporter Rebecca Haarlow of the Portland Trail Blazers. Check your local listings for date and time information in your location.
The Nike Hoop Summit is the country's premier annual basketball game for high-school age boys and features America's elite, young athletes against a World Select Team comprised of top international players 19-years-old or younger.
The USA, which owns a 9-3 advantage in the event, is looking to avenge its 97-89 loss to the World Team in 2009.
Tickets are now on sale, with reserved courtside seats priced $25 and $50 and all other general admission tickets $10. Tickets can be purchased through the Rose Quarter Ticket Office, by calling 877-789-ROSE (7673) or by visiting www.rosequarter.com.
The 2010 USA Junior National Select Team features: guards Harrison Barnes (Ames H.S. / Ames, Iowa), Will Barton (Brewster Academy / Baltimore, Md.), Reggie Bullock (Kinston H.S. / Kinston, N.C.), Kyrie Irving (St. Patrick H.S. / Elizabeth, N.J.), Brandon Knight (Pine Crest H.S. / Lauderdale, Fla.) and Kendall Marshall (Bishop O'Connell H.S. / Arlington, Va.); forwards Tobias Harris (Half Hollow Hills West H.S. / Brookville, N.Y.), Terrence Jones (Jefferson H.S. / Portland, Ore.) and Patric Young (Providence H.S. / Jacksonville, Fla.); and at center Jared Sullinger (Northland H.S. / Columbus, Ohio).
Bob Cimmino (Mount Vernon H.S., N.Y.) will serve as the USA head coach, and Rich Gray (St. Louis Eagles AAU, Mo.) will be the USA assistant coach.
The World Select Team includes: guards Cory Joseph (Findlay Prep, Nev. / Canada), Duje Dukan (Deerfield HS, Ill. / Croatia), Sui Ran (Shandong Flaming Bulls / China) and Jason Cadee (Australian Institute of Sport / Australia); forwards Tristan Thompson (Findlay Prep, Nev. / Canada), Enes Kanter (Stoneridge Prep, Calif. / Turkey), Nikola Mirotic (Faymasa Palencia, Spain / Montenegro) and Mael Lebrun (Entente Orleans / France); and centers Dejan Musli (FMP Zeleznik / Serbia) and Robert Loe (JTB/Breakers / New Zealand).
The World Team will be led for the sixth consecutive year by respected Australian national teams coach Rob Beveridge. Beveridge currently is coach of the Perth Wildcats in Australia's NBL and in March led his club to the national championship. Beveridge will again be assisted by Serbia's Marin Sedlacek, who is making his 10th Nike Hoop Summit appearance.
Nike Hoop Summit History
The premiere event for high-school age players, 99 former USA and World Select Team members have been drafted by NBA teams, including 11 players in 2009 and 13 players in the 2008 draft.
Seven of the first 20 NBA Draft choices in 2009 were Nike Hoop Summit participants. Tyreke Evans was selected No. 4, while Jonny Flynn was No. 5, DeMar DeRozan was No. 9, Gerald Henderson was No. 12 and Tyler Hansbrough was chosen No. 13. The top three picks in the 2008 NBA Draft were Hoop Summit alums, including Derrick Rose as the No. 1 pick by Chicago, Michael Beasley at No. 2 by Miami and O.J. Mayo at No. 3 by Minnesota.
Since the first Nike Hoop Summit in 1995, three Hoop Summit alumni have been chosen No. 1 in the NBA Draft, while five have been selected with the No. 2 pick, and all told, 32 players have been selected among the first 10 draftees.
As of December 14, 2009, 53 former USA players and 15 former World team members are active in the NBA. The Trail Blazers' roster alone features four Hoop Summit alumni, including U.S. players Jerryd Bayless and Martell Webster and World Team players Nicolas Batum and Patrick Mills.
Additionally, 28 former Hoop Summit players are currently competing on the collegiate level, including 21 past U.S. players and seven former world team athletes.
About USA Basketball
Based in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for men's and women's basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the United States by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA teams that compete in FIBA sponsored international basketball competitions, as well as for some national competitions.
USA Basketball is an organization made up of organizations. There are five member categories - Professional; Collegiate; Scholastic; Youth; and Associate. All told, 25 organizations are members of USA Basketball.
During the 2005-2008 quadrennium, 707 men and women players and 147 coaches participated in USA Basketball, including USA Basketball trials and USA Basketball teams. USA teams competed in 31 major international events from 2005-2008 and won medals an astounding 28 times, including gold or top finishes 22 times, silver four times and bronze medals twice. All told those teams compiled a sparkling 199-23 win-loss record for an 89.6 winning percentage. For further information about USA Basketball, go to its official Web site at www.usabasketball.com.