Just the Facts: 2015 Nike Hoop Summit
OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2015 Nike Hoop Summit
OFFICIAL TEAM NAME: 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team
EVENT SITE: Portland, Oregon
EVENT VENUE: Moda Center
OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE: usab.com
COMPETITION DATE: April 11, 2015 @ 12 pm PT
USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES: April 8-10, 2015
USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE: Portland, Oregon
EVENT DESCRPITION: The Nike Hoop Summit is the only game featuring America's top male high school senior players taking on a World Select Team comprised of the world's top players who are 19-years-old or younger.
ELIGIBILITY: The 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team roster was selected by the USA Basketball Men's Developmental National Team Committee and features high school seniors who are U.S. citizens. | 2015 USA Roster
EVENT HISTORY: The 18th annual Nike Hoop Summit will feature the United States looking to improve its all-time 12-5 record in the event.
Held annually from 1995-2000, the Nike Hoop Summit was resumed in 2004 after a three-year hiatus and since 2008 it has taken place in Portland.
The USA earned an 84-73 victory in 2014.
NIKE HOOP SUMMIT PLAYERS OF NOTE: An incredible 165 former USA and World Select Team members have been drafted by NBA teams, including 14 players in the 2014 NBA Draft and 11 players in 2013. World Team alumni Andrew Wiggins went No. 1 in 2014, while another international player, Anthony Bennett, went No. 1 in 2013. Since the first Nike Hoop Summit in 1995, eight Hoop Summit alumni have been chosen No. 1 in the NBA Draft, including the past five No. 1 picks. All told, 55 players have been selected among the first 10 draftees.
The first three draft picks were former Nike Hoop Summit players in 2014 Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embid), in 2012 (Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Bradley Beal) and in 2008 (Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley and O.J. Mayo).
Five players who starred in a Nike Hoop Summit have gone on to earn NBA Rookie of the Year, including Kyrie Irving (2012), Tyreke Evans (2010), Rose (2009), Kevin Durant (2008) and Elton Brand, who shared the honor in 2000.
As of December 2014, a remarkable 68 former U.S. players and 26 former World team members were active in the NBA. Additionally, 32 former Hoop Summit players are currently competing on the collegiate level, including 23 U.S. players and nine World Team athletes.
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