Archive - Apr 2014 - Article
As we well know, a glitch in the matrix is signified by a déjà vu. And just as the 2014 Jordan Brand Classic National Game reminded of past all-star games in which offense overshadowed defense tenfold, there was indeed a glitch found in the system. Yes, the 100 and 110 field goals attempted by the East and West teams, respectively, caused the box score software to malfunction. The young men pushed it to the limit, as they'd so often heard their coaches tell them to do in the past, and forced triple digit field goal attempts on a system only equipped to handle
With the draft order set, aside from the top 3 lottery selections, here is our fourth look at the first round. The draft lottery takes place on May 20th, at which point we will begin to take team needs into consideration.
The halftime violinist afforded spectators a few minutes to rest their eyes, and it was much needed. The action on court for the 13th annual Jordan Brand Classic gave a whole new meaning to fast and furious. If this game didn’t establish new records for shortest time of possession, it had to be close. With athleticism on display (while defense napped) at the Barclays Center, here are player evaluations for the East squad:
The World Team was defeated after winning the past 2 seasons, but had a number of highly intriguing prospects nonetheless. After speaking with a number of NBA scouts, here are thoughts on each of them after watching them in numerous practices, plus the game and quotes on some of the top prospects from World Team coach Roy Rana.
2014 Hoop Summit Box Score
Emmanuel Mudiay PG Congo
While most of the nation’s eyes are on the Jordan Brand Classic this weekend, many of the top 50 high school seniors in America will be participating in the Derby Festival Classic in Louisville, Kentucky. Here are some of the players who stood out on the first day of practice:
Trevon Bluiett SG/SF 6’5 185: Xavier
After losing the last two games, this year’s version of Team USA was the “Redeem Team” in the Nike Hoop Summit. Every player on the team had been part of USA Basketball in some form, either in a Mini Camp, National Team or in the 3x3 competition. The two youngest players on last years U19 World Championships Gold Medal winning team, Justise Winslow and Jahlil Okafor, were arguably the two MVP’s during this seasons Hoop Summit contest.
Hoop Summit Measurements
Roy Rana is back coaching the World Team for the fourth time, with consecutive wins bringing his record to 2-1 in the Nike Hoop Summit. With Marin Sedlacek back in his 14th game as assistant coach, the World is hoping to run their winning streak to three. The roster is younger on the whole than last year, which contained a World roster most consider to be the deepest in game history. This year’s group also contains some intriguing prospects and names that will appear in the next few years of NBA Drafts.