Nike Hoop Summit Returns to Portland, Oregon, on April 10
The Nike Hoop Summit, an annual basketball game that pits top U.S. high school senior boys against a World Select Team comprised of elite international players who are 19 years old or younger, will return for a 13th straight year to the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, at 7 p.m. (PT) on Friday, April 10.
Tickets for the 2020 Nike Hoop Summit will go on sale Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. (PT). Courtside seats are available for $60. Lower bowl seating starts at $10. Applicable service charges apply. Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com or the Rose Quarter Box Office.
“Since 2008, the Nike Hoop Summit has found a supportive community in the Portland area, and we hope basketball fans continue to come out to see this exciting matchup,” said Jim Tooley, USA Basketball chief executive officer. “It is always a hard-fought, competitive game that features athletes who go on to star in the NCAA and the NBA.”
The 2020 USA Nike Hoop Summit Team is expected to be announced in January, and the U.S. athletes and coaches will be selected by the USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team Committee. The 2020 World Select Team is expected to be announced in March and will draw players from FIBA Africa, FIBA Americas, FIBA Asia and FIBA Europe, with approved sanction of FIBA, the governing body of international basketball.
Overall, the USA holds a 15-7 series advantage in the Nike Hoop Summit.
In 2019, USA got 25 points from current University of North Carolina freshman Cole Anthony to help the Americans to a 93-87 win, despite 28 points from the World Team’s Nicco Mannion, who is a freshman at the University of Arizona in 2019-20.
An incredible 229 Nike Hoop Summit alumni have been drafted by NBA teams, including 12 players in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Thirteen Nike Hoop Summit alumni have been chosen as the No. 1 pick, and 80 players have been selected among the first 10 picks.
As of Nov. 6, 2019, a remarkable 115 Nike Hoop Summit alumni were active in the NBA, including 79 former U.S. players and 36 former World team members.
Additionally, 35 former Hoop Summit players are competing on the collegiate level in 2019-20, including 22 U.S. players and 13 World Team athletes.
Some of game’s top highlights include: 10 points, 10 rebounds and nine blocked shots by Kevin Garnett in a U.S. win at the first Hoop Summit in 1995; 33 points from Dirk Nowitzki, which helped the World Team to a win in 1998; 20 points and seven assists by 2000 World Team member and French guard Tony Parker; and 35 points by USA guard Shabazz Muhammad in 2012.
The Nike Hoop Summit has been held annually since 1995, with the exception of 2001-2003, and since 2008 has been played in Portland, Oregon – where it has recorded the four largest crowds in event history.