Archive - Aug 2009 - Article
Lets be honest, last years' college basketball season stunk. It was very predictable, lacked excitement, and the absence of star players was evident. And worst of all the NCAA tournament featured a shortage of upsets and close, entertaining games.
NBADraft.net: Who has been your biggest role model?
Perry Jones: My Mom. She's always been there for me, reprimanding me in the times I did the wrong things and pushing me to strive to do even better when I did things well.
NBAD: Talk a little bit about growing up in Texas.
Roderick Flemings: It went well. It was a great experience for me to get out and play with other players from around the country to see where my game is at. I felt that it was a great experience for me. I had a good time there.
By Dustin Hiebert
Overall the 2009 Nike global challenge had a lot of talent, and although a majority of the top talent came from the USA side, there were a number of intriguing talents from the international side as well. There were a handful of International players that really caught my eye and have a bright future.
By Drue Sensing aka "GatorHeels"
*Winner of the forum writing contest
Portland, OR - The first game of the final day of the 2009 Global Challenge was one that featured some young international players that should attract the attention of NBA scouts over the next few years. Serbia faced off against All-Asia team, which featured about 3 players from Australia.