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2014 Nike Hoop Summit Set For Portland's Moda Center On April 12

Jan. 15, 2014 • Colorado Springs, Colo.

USA Basketball, Nike, the Portland Trail Blazers and Portland Arena Management today announced that the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit will return to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore., and be held Saturday, April 12. The Nike Hoop Summit has been staged yearly in Portland since 2008 and while there has recorded the four largest crowds in the event’s 16-year history.

Tickets for the 17th annual Nike Hoop Summit will go on sale at 10 a.m. (PST) on Friday, Jan. 17, with reserved courtside seats for $25 and $50 and general admission tickets $5 in advance and $10 on game day. Tickets will be available through the Rose Quarter Ticket Office, by calling 877-789-ROSE (7673) or by visiting www.rosequarter.com.

The Nike Hoop Summit, the country's premier annual basketball game for high-school-age boys, features America's top seniors playing against a World Select Team comprised of elite international players age 19 years old or younger.

“Portland has been a great home for the Nike Hoop Summit, and we look forward to another chance to stage the event at the Moda Center in 2014,” said Jim Tooley, USA Basketball CEO/Executive Director. “This game is very competitive every year, and both rosters will be loaded with talent once again. I know basketball fans will be treated to a fantastic showing.”

“We consider it an honor to have the Nike Hoop Summit return to Portland. It’s become a great tradition that rewards the passionate basketball fan base in our region,” said Chris McGowan, president & CEO of the Portland Trail Blazers and Moda Center. “It’s really enjoyable to see so many Nike Hoop Summit alums playing in the NBA, including our own Nicolas Batum, Meyers Leonard and Will Barton. We are all excited to see this year’s crop of talent playing in the Moda Center.”

2014 Nike Hoop Summit Quick Facts
Saturday, April 12, 2014
4 p.m. (PST)
Moda Center, Portland, Ore.
Ticket Information:
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, with reserved courtside seats for $25 and $50 and general admission tickets $5 in advance and $10 on game day. Tickets will be available through the Rose Quarter Ticket Office, by calling 877-789-ROSE (7673) or by visiting www.rosequarter.com.
The USA owns an 11-5 advantage in the Nike Hoop Summit series, having earned victories in 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011, while the World Team won in 1996, 1998, 2009, 2012 and 2013.

“Each year the Nike Hoop Summit showcases some of the best basketball talent on the planet,” said Lynn Merritt, V.P. of Nike Global Basketball Sports Marketing. “We're excited to be a part of basketball's continued global expansion.”

The USA will be looking to earn a win in 2014 after having fallen to the World Select Team in 2012 and 2013 – marking the first time the World Team has recorded consecutive wins.

Held annually from 1995-2000, the Nike Hoop Summit was resumed in 2004 after a three-year hiatus. The game was held in the city hosting the men's NCAA Final Four in 1998 (San Antonio, Texas), 1999 (Tampa, Fla.), 2000 (Indianapolis, Ind.) and 2004 (San Antonio, Texas), In 2005-2007 the game was staged at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.

The 2014 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team roster will be selected by the USA Basketball Men's Developmental National Team Committee and is expected to be announced later in January, with the 2014 World Select Team to follow in March.

The USA Junior National Select Team is expected to consist of 10 to 11 players, a head coach and an assistant coach, while the World Select Team will consist of 11 players age 19 years old or younger from FIBA's five geographic zones: FIBA Africa, FIBA Americas, FIBA Asia, FIBA Europe and FIBA Oceania, with the approved sanctioning of FIBA, the governing body of international basketball.

Nike Hoop Summit History
The premiere event for high-school-age players, an incredible 151 former USA and World Select Team members have been drafted by NBA teams, including 11 players in the 2013 NBA Draft. World Team alumnus Anthony Bennett, who led the international squad to a Nike Hoop Summit win in 2012, went No. 1 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013, followed by five more international players and five U.S. alumni.

Since the first Nike Hoop Summit in 1995, seven Hoop Summit alumni have been chosen No. 1 in the NBA Draft, including the past four No. 1 picks, and all told, 48 players have been selected among the first 10 draftees.

In 2012, the first three picks were former U.S. Nike Hoop Summit players, including Anthony Davis at No. 1 by the New Orleans Pelicans, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at No. 2 by the Charlotte Bobcats and Bradley Beal at No. 3 by the Washington Wizards.

That same thing occurred in the 2008 NBA Draft, with Hoop Summit veterans going one, two three in Derrick Rose at No. 1 by the Chicago Bulls, Michael Beasley at No. 2 by the Miami Heat and O.J. Mayo at No. 3 by Minnesota Timberwolves.

Five players have gone on to earn NBA Rookie of the Year, including Kyrie Irving (2012), Tyreke Evans (2010), Derrick Rose (2009), Kevin Durant (2008) and Elton Brand, who shared the honor in 2000.

As of January 2014, 67 former U.S. players and 19 former World team members were active in the NBA.

Past U.S. team members include: Al-Farouq Aminu (New Orleans Pelicans); Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors); Will Barton (Portland Trail Blazers); Shane Battier (Miami Heat); Jerryd Bayless (Boston Celtics); Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); Michael Beasley (Heat); Avery Bradley (Celtics); Elton Brand (Atlanta Hawks); Reggie Bullock (Los Angeles Clippers); Nick Collison (Oklahoma City Thunder); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings); Anthony Davis (Pelicans); Ed Davis (Memphis Grizzlies); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors); Mike Dunleavy (Chicago Bulls); Kevin Durant (Thunder); Wayne Ellington (Dallas Mavericks); Monta Ellis (Mavericks); Tyreke Evans (Pelicans); Kevin Garnett (Brooklyn Nets); Rudy Gay (Kings); Archie Goodwin (Phoenix Suns); Tyler Hansbrough (Raptors); Al Harrington (Wizards); Tobias Harris (Orlando Magic); Spencer Hawes (Philadelphia 76ers); Gerald Henderson, Jr. (Bobcats); Xavier Henry (Los Angeles Lakers); John Henson (Milwaukee Bucks); Kirk Hinrich (Bulls); Jrue Holiday (Pelicans); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers); Antawn Jamison (Clippers); Al Jefferson (Bobcats); Joe Johnson (Nets); Terrance Jones (Houston Rockets); Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Bobcats); Brandon Knight (Bucks); Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets); Meyers Leonard (Trail Blazers); Rashard Lewis (Heat); Kevin Love (Timberwolves); Kendall Marshall (Lakers); O.J. Mayo (Bucks); Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons); Nerlens Noel (76ers); Jermaine O’Neal (Warriors); Patrick Patterson (Raptors); Mason Plumlee (Nets); Zach Randolph (Grizzlies); Austin Rivers (Pelicans); Derrick Rose (Bulls); Brandon Rush (Utah Jazz); Kyle Singler (Pistons); J.R. Smith (New York Knicks); Josh Smith (Pistons); Jared Sullinger (Celtics); Marquis Teague (Bulls); Sebastian Telfair (Raptors); John Wall (Wizards); Martell Webster (Wizards); Louis Williams (Hawks); Brandan Wright (Mavericks); Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest, Knicks); Tony Wroten (76ers); and Thaddeus Young (76ers).

World Hoop Summit alumni now playing for NBA teams include: Andrea Bargnani (Knicks); Nicolas Batum (Trail Blazers); Anthony Bennett (Cavaliers); Bismack Biyombo (Bobcats); Omri Casspi (Rockets); Evan Fournier (Nuggets); Serge Ibaka (Thunder); Cory Joseph (San Antonio Spurs); Enes Kanter (Jazz); Sergey Karasev (Cavaliers); Patrick Mills (Spurs); Donatas Motiejunas (Rockets); Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks); Tony Parker (Spurs); Vladimir Radmanovic (Hawks); Luis Scola (Pacers); Kevin Seraphin (Wizards); Dennis Schröder (Hawks); and Tristan Thompson (Cavaliers).

Additionally, 31 former Hoop Summit players are currently competing on the collegiate level, including 23 U.S. players and eight World Team athletes.

Three schools have three U.S. players apiece, including Duke (Quinn Cook, Jabari Parker and Rasheed Sulaimon), Kentucky (Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison and Julius Randle) and Arizona (Aaron Gordon, Rondaé Hollis-Jefferson and Kaleb Tarczewski). North Carolina (James McAdoo and Leslie McDonald), UCLA (Kyle Anderson and Tony Parker) and Florida (Kasey Hill and Patric Young) have two players each, and other schools with U.S. alumni include: Arkansas (Bobby Portis), Indiana (Noah Vonleh), Michigan (Mitch McGary), Michigan State (Gary Harris), Notre Dame (Demetrius Jackson); Oregon (Mike Moser); Pittsburgh (James Robinson) and Syracuse (Rakeem Christmas).

World Team alumni playing at an American college or university include: Przemyslaw Karnowski, Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer at Gonzaga; Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins at Kansas; Duje Dukan at Wisconsin; Robert Loe at Saint Louis University; and Patson Siame at Loyola Marymount University.

About USA Basketball
Based in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball, chaired by Jerry Colangelo, 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 U.S. 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 competitions, as well as for some national competitions.

During the 2009-12 quadrennium, 1,273 male and female players and 235 coaches participated in USA Basketball, including USA Basketball teams and trials, and USA Basketball 3x3 FIBA championships. 

USA Basketball men's and women's teams between 2009-12 compiled an impressive 262-35 win-loss record in FIBA and FIBA Americas competitions, the Pan American Games, the World University Games, the Nike Hoop Summit and in exhibition games. 

USA teams are the current men's and women's champions in the Olympics; men's and women's FIBA World Championships (Basketball World Cup); men’s and women’s FIBA U19 and U17 World Championships; men's and women's U18 and U16 FIBA Americas Championships; the FIBA 3x3 Women's World Championship; and the FIBA 3x3 Women's U18 World Championship. USA Basketball currently ranks No. 1 in all five of FIBA's world-ranking categories, including combined, men's, women's, boys and girls.

For further information about USA Basketball, go to the official Web site of USA Basketball at http://www.usabasketball.com and connect with us on https://www.facebook.com/usabasketball, https://twitter.com/usabasketball, http://www.plus.google.com/+usabasketball and http://www.youtube.com/usab.

About The Moda Center
The Moda Center at the Rose Quarter is the primary indoor sports arena in Portland, Ore., and home of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. Owned and operated by Rip City Management, a Paul Allen-affiliated company, the Moda Center also hosts concerts, rodeos, circuses, conventions, ice shows, dramatic productions AFL Portland Thunder home games and several WHL Portland Winterhawks games. Located adjacent to Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Northeast Portland’s Rose Quarter, the 20,000-seat, $267 million multi-purpose venue opened in the fall of 1995. In 2010, the Moda Center became the first existing professional sports venue in the world to receive LEED Gold Certification. For more information, visit rosequarter.com.