The 21st annual Nike Hoop Summit will see the USA Junior National Select Team take on the World Select Team in a one-game battle on April 13, 2018, at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. 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 2018 Nike Hoop Summit will feature the United States looking to improve its all-time 14-6 record in the event.
In 2017, the USA held on for a 98-87 win that saw Michael Porter Jr. and Jarred Vanderbilt score 19 points apiece at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, on April 7, 2017.
The 11-point, 98-87, win for the USA Junior National Select Team over the World Select Team was closer than the final score indicated. In fact, with 2:43 remaining in the game the USA led by just four points. Michael Porter Jr. helped seal the win for the USA with six points, including two impressive slam dunks, in a 10-0 run that put the USA back on top 98-84 with 48.3 seconds left.
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 203 former members of the USA or World Select Team have been drafted by NBA teams, including 13 players in the 2017 NBA Draft. And, as of Dec. 12, 2017, a remarkable 72 former U.S. players and 33 former World team members were active in the NBA.Additionally, 36 former Hoop Summit players are currently competing on the collegiate level, including 23 U.S. players and 13 World Team athletes.
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).