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August 13th, 2009
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.
USA 2010 85 – Canada 83
Portland, OR - Day 2 of the Nike Global Challenge in Portland got off to a great start for the USA West/South team. They were led by versatile 6'8" forwards Terence Jones (Jefferson/Portland) and C.J. Leslie (Word of God Academy/ Raleigh, NC). Jones and Leslie set the tone early with their outstanding end to end play.
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.
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.