Just the Facts: 2016 Nike Hoop Summit
OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2016 Nike Hoop Summit
OFFICIAL TEAM NAME: 2016 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team
EVENT SITE: Portland, Oregon
EVENT VENUE: Moda Center
TICKETS: Lower bowl seats starts at just $10, and courtside seats are $35 and $50. Service charges apply. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, the Rose Quarter Box Office or by calling 800-745-3000.
COMPETITION DATE: April 9, 2016
USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES: April 6-8, 2016
USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE: Portland, Oregon
EVENT DESCRIPTION: 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 2016 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team roster will be selected by the USA Basketball Men's Developmental National Team Committee and features high school seniors who are U.S. citizens.
EVENT HISTORY: The 19th annual Nike Hoop Summit will feature the United States looking to improve its all-time 12-6 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 was edged by the World Team 103-101 in 2015.
NIKE HOOP SUMMIT PLAYERS OF NOTE: An incredible 178 former USA and World Select Team members have been drafted by NBA teams, including 13 alumni in the 2015 NBA Draft and 14 players in the 2014 NBA Draft.
In fact, the past three No. 1 picks have been former World Select Team members, including Karl Towns Jr. (Dominican Republic) in 2015, Andrew Wiggins (Canada) in 2014 and Anthony Bennett (Canada) in 2013. Before that, three U.S. Nike Hoop Summit alumni were drafted No. 1, including Anthony Davis in 2012, Kyrie Irving in 2011 and John Wall in 2010. Overall, nine of the game’s alumni have been chosen at No. 1, and 60 players have been selected among the first 10 picks.
The first three picks in 2014 were Nike Hoop Summit alumni (Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embid), as well as in 2012 (Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Bradley Beal) and in 2008 (Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley and O.J. Mayo).
Five players have gone on to earn NBA Rookie of the Year, including Wiggins (2015), Irving (2012), Evans (2010), Derrick Rose (2009), Kevin Durant (2008) and Elton Brand (2000-shared).
As of Oct. 21, 2015, a remarkable 78 former U.S. players and 33 former World team members were active in the NBA.
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