USA Rosters for 2023 Nike Hoop Summit Announced
USA Basketball announced today the USA men’s and women’s rosters for the 24th edition of the Nike Hoop Summit on Saturday, April 8, at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. For the first time in Nike Hoop Summit history, the 2023 event features both a men’s and the inaugural women’s game with the top American high school athletes facing off against World Teams of top international players 19-and-younger. Tickets can be purchased here.
Overall, the men’s and women’s athletes named to the USA rosters have a combined 26 gold medals from various junior national team competitions.
The 2023 USA Men’s Nike Hoop Summit Team features Omaha Biliew, Blake Buchanan, Isaiah Collier, Eric Dailey Jr., Justin Edwards, Ron Holland, Bronny James, Jared McCain, Jackson Shelstad, Sean Stewart, Dajuan Wagner Jr., Ja’Kobe Walter and Cody Williams.
Buchanan, James, Shelstad and Williams will make their USA Basketball debuts in Portland, while the rest of the team has a variety of previous USA Basketball (5-on-5 and 3x3) experience.
Dailey Jr. and McCain were on the 2022 U18 National Team that won gold at the FIBA Americas U18 Championships in Tijuana, Mexico.
Holland, Stewart and Wagner were teammates on the 2022 gold-medal winning U17 National Team at the World Cup in Malaga, Spain.
Holland also won gold with the 2021 U16 National Team at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Xalapa, Mexico.
Biliew (Oct. 2022), Collier (March 2022), Dailey Jr. (Oct. 2022), Edwards (Oct. 2022), Holland (March & Oct. 2022; May 2021), McCain (March & Oct.2022), Stewart (March 2022), Wagner (March 2022) and Walter (March 2022) have recently participated in a USA Men’s Junior National Team minicamp.
Additionally, Dailey Jr. is a two-time member of the USA 3x3 U18 National Team (2022, 2021), helping the U.S. to gold at the 2021 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup in Debrecen, Hungary.
The USA men’s team head coach is Steve Turner (Gonzaga College HS, D.C.) and he will be assisted by Frank Bennett (Chaminade College Prep, MO) and Nick LoGalbo (Lane Technical College Prep, IL).
Turner is set for his first head coaching assignment with USA Basketball after previously supporting as an assistant coach at the 2022 U17 World Cup and 2021 FIBA U16 Americas Championship and court coach for various junior national team events. Bennett served in his first role with USA Basketball in 2022 as a court coach prior to the U17 World Cup. LoGalbo has nine USA Basketball assignments to his name across 5-on-5 and 3x3, most recently as the head coach of the 2022 Men’s and Women’s 3x3 U18 National Teams.
An impressive 253 Nike Hoop Summit men’s alumni have been drafted into the NBA with 14 being selected No. 1 overall and 88 taken in the top 10. Including Jaren Jackson Jr. and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who faced off in the 2017 men’s game and are expected to make their first NBA All-Star appearance in Salt Lake City, a total of 38 All-Stars have appeared in the Nike Hoop Summit.
The 2023 USA Women’s Nike Hoop Summit Team includes Sunaja “Nunu” Agara, Kamorea “KK” Arnold, Madison Booker, Zoe Brooks, Breya Cunningham, Aalyah Del Rosario, Jadyn Donovan, Hannah Hidalgo, Ashlynn Shade, Judea “JuJu” Watkins, Jada Williams, Mikaylah Williams and Sahara Williams.
Brooks and Shade will make their USA Basketball competitive debuts, while the remaining athletes have prior experience (5-on-5 and 3x3).
Del Rosario competed for the 2022 U18 National Team that captured the USA’s 11th FIBA U18 Americas Championship in Buenos Aires.
Agara, Booker, Cunningham, Donovan, Hidalgo, Watkins, Jada Williams and Mikaylah Williams were members of the 2022 U17 National Team that won a second straight (fifth overall) FIBA World Cup gold medal in Debrecen, Hungary.
Arnold, Booker, Cunningham, Donovan, Watkins and Jada Williams were members of the 2021 U16 National Team that won gold at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Leon, Mexico.
Additionally, Arnold, Mikaylah Williams and Sahara Williams were members of the 2022 3x3 U18 National Team that won a fourth straight FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup title. Mikaylah Williams, who was also on the 2021 3x3 U18 World Cup Team, was named the 2022 USA Basketball 3x3 Athlete of the Year.
Leading the USA women’s team will be head coach Sue Phillips (Archbishop Mitty, CA) with support from assistant coaches Carlesa Dixon (Summer Creek HS, TX) and Special Jennings (Montverde Academy, FL).
Phillips has served USA Basketball by leading four junior national teams to gold medals (2022 U17 World Cup, 2021 FIBA U16 Americas Championship, 2014 U17 World Cup, 2013 FIBA U16 Americas Championship). Dixon was a court coach in preparation for the 2022 FIBA U17 World Cup. Jennings is making her coaching debut but has been involved with USA Basketball’s Coach Academy programing.
The USA Nike Hoop Summit Teams were selected by the USA Basketball Men’s and Women’s Developmental National Team Committees, respectively.
The 2023 men’s and women’s World Team rosters will be announced at a later date. The teams will draw players from FIBA Africa, FIBA Americas, FIBA Asia, FIBA Europe and FIBA Oceania, with approved sanction of FIBA, the governing body of international basketball.
Held annually since 1995, except for 2001-03 and 2020-21, the Nike Hoop Summit has been in Portland since 2008. The USA men hold a 16-7 series advantage over the World Team.