The 20th annual Nike Hoop Summit will see the USA Junior National Select Team take on the World Select Team in a one-game battle in April 2017. The Nike Hoop Summit pits America's top high school seniors against the best basketball players from around the world who are 19 years old or younger. The 20th annual Nike Hoop Summit will feature the United States looking to improve its all-time 13-6 record in the event.
Rolling to a 101-67 win, the 2016 USA Men’s Junior National Select Team earned its largest margin of victory (34 points) against the World Select Team in Nike Hoop Summit history on April 9, 2016, at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.
The 19th annual event saw the USA jump out to a 20-7 first quarter lead, due in part to forcing 12 turnovers out of the World Team in the first 10 minutes, and then Terrance Ferguson heated up to sink six 3-pointers in less than four minutes to propel the USA to a 44-22 halftime lead. Ferguson, who finished as the USA’s leading scorer with 21 points, set a U.S. Nike Hoop Summit record for 3s made (7), and he tied the U.S. event record for 3-point attempts with 11.
Six USA Hoop Summit athletes have advanced to compete in the Olympic Games, including Shareef Abdur-Rahim (1995); Anthony Davis (2011), Kevin Durant (2006); Kevin Garnett (1995); Kyrie Irving (2010); Kevin Love (2007); and Stephon Marbury (1995).
An incredible 189 former USA and World Select Team members have been drafted by NBA teams, including 11 players in the 2016 NBA Draft and 13 players in 2015. Since the first Nike Hoop Summit in 1995, 10 Hoop Summit alumni have been chosen No. 1 in the NBA Draft, including the past seven No. 1 picks. All told, 65 players have been selected among the first 10 draftees.
Recent players of note: Stanley Johnson (2014); Tyus Jones (2014); Jahlil Okafor (2014); Theo Pinson (2014); Justise Winslow (2014); Aaron Gordon (2013); Shabazz Muhammad (2012); Jabari Parker (2013); Julius Randle (2013).