Archive - Aug 2009
By Ian Powers
Portland, OR - The 2009 Nike Global Challenge got underway today with USA Midwest squaring off against Team Senegal.
The third day was the beginning of tournament play, which meant that the games picked up in intensity and level of play. The USA 2011 team got a bye in the first round, while USA 2010 played Asia and won by the score of 100 – 66. The other games saw Canada beat Africa 84 – 71 and Europe beating Latin America 72 – 62.
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by Branson Wright, The Plain Dealer
Thursday August 06, 2009, 4:57 PM
The 2nd day of the camp resumed with two sessions of games for the international players, and one session for the counselors. Even thought the counselor games are the biggest attraction for scouts because these are the guys that will be eligible in the upcoming draft, the younger kids are showing some great potential and are definitely worth keeping an eye on.
The four day global exhibition is back for its third year,
and it is taking place once again at the beautiful Integrated Athletic Development
facility in Carrolton, TX. The gym is packed with talent and there are up to
5 games running at the same time. On one side are the younger international
teams and on the other are the counselors (college vets and incoming freshmen)