The 22nd annual Nike Hoop Summit will see the USA Junior National Select Team take on the World Select Team in a one-game battle. 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 2019 Nike Hoop Summit will feature the United States looking to improve its all-time 14-7 record in the event.
The 2018 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team, which could not overcome icy shooting and an international team record 60 rebounds, fell to the World Select Team 89-76 on April 13, at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.
The game was tight until the fourth quarter, featuring eight lead changes, but the USA shot just 39.2 percent from the field (31-79 FGs), while the World Team found easy baskets with 60 points in the paint.
Ten USA Hoop Summit athletes have advanced to compete in the Olympic Games, including Shareef Abdur-Rahim (1995); Harrison Barnes (2010); DeMarcus Cousins (2009); Anthony Davis (2011); DeMar DeRozan (2008); Kevin Durant (2006); Kevin Garnett (1995); Kyrie Irving (2010); Kevin Love (2007); and Stephon Marbury (1995).
An incredible 217 former members of the USA or World Select Team have been drafted by NBA teams, including 14 players in the 2018 NBA Draft. And, as of Nov. 6, 2018, a remarkable 118 were active in the NBA, including 80 former U.S. players and 38 former World team members. Additionally, 34 former Hoop Summit players are competing on the collegiate level, including 21 U.S. players and 12 World Team athletes.