The Nike Hoop Summit has featured some of the best basketball players in the history of the game. Which USA player gets your vote for the all-time best performance in the event?
Featuring 11 players who won gold medals with USA Basketball in 2014, the 2015 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Select Team that will take on the World Select Team in the 18th Nike Hoop Summit will be the most-experienced U.S. roster ever fielded for the event.
"Great players don't take plays off," says Wheeler H.S. (Georgia) standout Jaylen Brown, who helped USA Basketball to gold at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship and will play in the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit on April 11. Brown talks about the importance of staying positive -- and he even has a Latin phrase to remind him.
After helping USA Basketball win the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit and capture the gold medal at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship Justise Winslow is currently playing his freshman season at Duke University (where he is teaming up with former USA Basketball teammates Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor). Even for an elite player such as Winslow, success is never guaranteed. Winslow first tried out at USA Basketball for the U16 team a few years ago, but he didn't make that squad. The experience, he says, made him work even harder. Here's what he had to say about his basketball journey and what he's learned.