The Hoop Summit could be pretty good this year
As far as the international team goes its rumored they are trying to get Enes Kanter again and also Jonas Valanciunas, Lucas Nogueira, Rudy Gobert.
The USA team is
Quinn Cook (Duke)
Anthony Davis (Kentucky)
Rakeem Christmas (Syracuse)
Tony Wroten (Washington)
Michael Gilchrist (Kentucky)
Austin Rivers (Duke)
Bradley Beal (Florida)
James McAdoo (North Carolina)
Adonis Thomas (Memphis)
Marquis Teague (Kentucky)
Coach: Kevin Sutton, Montverde
Assistant coach: Kevin Boyle, St. Patrick(Who I think is close to making the D-1 coaching jump)
Any idea who starts?
How about Quincy Miller???
^^ He tore his ACL and is out for the season.
i think it will be:
i like Wroten so much and i see coaches love too he was on u17 team last summer now he is there..but why he is still not even top20 in recruiting rankins??
''but why he is still not even top20 in recruiting rankins??''
Kevin Boyle would be a D-1 coach if he chose, he is far superior to many D-1 coaches now, but prefers to stay at the highschool level, like Stu Vetter, Morgan Wootten, and Bob Hurley.
I'm kind've upset that Quincy Miller has the ACL injury beacuse I wanted to see him in action against top notch talent in the All-Star games.
Good stuff, anyone else going? I went las year and in 2008, with Serge Ibaka really sticking out to me, and DeMar DeRozan and Jrue Holliday both killing it for the US. Also in 2008, Alexis Ajinca played well, though he showed the obvious downside of being a bean pole. Man, if Kanter came back that would be ridiculous. He killed it last year, and if he has another mobile big with him in Nogueira or Valanciunas, US could be in trouble. Kanter was awesome last year, as were Barnes, Sullinger and Irving. Throw in Thompson, Joseph and Mirotic into the fray as people who almost got the International team the win. I would expect the starters to be:
G Marquis Teague
G Austin Rivers
F Michael Gilchrist
F James McAdoo
C Rakeem Christmas
Remember that the starters do not necessarily dictate who will play the most minutes, as I am sure Bradley Beal and Anthony Davis will make a lot of noise off of the bench. Kanter did not start the game last year, and definitely made his presence felt. For the internationals, they always seem to get a pretty competitive team and interesting prospects. Kyle Wiltjer should definitely be on the team, seeing that he plays for Canada and lives in Oregon. Myck Kabongo should play as well. Khem Birch and Kevin Pangos both should be fringe guys to play for the foreign team as well, though they usually try to get quite a bit of diversity. Last year the US team was definitely more athletic, but way outsized. If Kanter plays, than I like his chances to top last years total, their is no one on the US team keeping that guy out of the paint. Well, they usually announce the foreign team a lot later on, but I hope to be in town for the game again, though at this point I do not know if I am going.
Sucked last year when Tobias Harris was not playing for Team USA. I know they replaced him with Meyers Leonard, but I feel Tobias Harris would have done as much as Leonard did in any regard, he was one of the best players in the class. Leonard is intriguing be a 7 footer, and the team lacked size, but yeah, he was thrown around. I have a feeling that Quincy will be one of the better players out of his class, if not the best. Perry Jones was not on the team last year, and he seems to be doing quite well for himself.
Out of everyone in this class I like Teague the most. I am very high on Teague, and feel like he does not get the recognition he deserves for him to be the #1 PG in his class.
Why doesn't he get any ESPN air time?
Rakeem isn't even the best player on ANC.
Christmas is only averaging 9 and 8 for a 5 star senior????.....WEAK. kid is raw as of now.
From everything I have heard and seen about him, he seems raw as sushi. This seems to be a class with very few legitimate Center prospects and he seems to be the best of these current prospects (emphasis on that word). He is broad shouldered and very athletic, but not at all polished as a player. So, in a skinny class with limited big men, he was probably the best choice defensively. He is not incredibly strong at this point, but he is far ahead of many other US prospects at this current time. So, it will be interesting to see what he provides as far as boards and defense, I know he is a good shot blocker, which is a skill. Also hear he is a walking foul machine, so, who knows how much he plays. Seems like a long term prospect, but again, this class seems very short on big men. Khem Birch and Kyle Wiltjer seem to be more prepared right now as players, yet are both paper thin. Also, they are both Canadian and I would be very surprised if at least Kyle does not play in the game.
Yeah i can see serious talent added to the roster from Canada Kevin Pangos for example
I just can't believe that scout.com (who is the best scouting service imo) has him as the #1 center prospect. To be #1 you have to be as close as it gets to having it all for a HS player and Roc has no offensive ability.
Watch tonight on ESPNU at 5 to see Savon Goodman carry ANC once again.