This year's Nike Global Challenge took place at Whitney Young HS in Chicago from August 13-16. The event featured teams from four different general US regions as well as teams from Brazil, Canada, China and Pan-Africa. A majority of the games were very competitive, with China pulling off the upset of the tournament with a 114-110 win over USA South and keeping it close with USA Midwest during the third place game. USA West capped off an undefeated tournament with a 106-93 win over USA East.
I had a chance to attend the 2014 World Championships in Dubai, catching the final three days of knockout rounds (along with a dozen or so NBA scouts) as well as a number of the games that were broadcasted locally live and on delay. Here are some observations after attending this tremendous competition:
By Rick Fois
The following is a recap of the Fiba U18 European Championships from Konya, Turkey. After attending the event in Konya, it is apparent that there is a lot of talent on the horizon in Europe from the next generation.
Dragan Bender 6'11'' PF 1997
adidas today announced the rosters for adidas Nations. Practices, pool play and college counselor games will be held on August 1-3 at the Next Level Sports Complex in Garden Grove, Calif., and the third-place and championship games played at Long Beach City College on Monday, August 4 at 4pm PT/7pm ET and broadcast live on ESPNU.
# Player Pos. Height Country
100 Yuat Alok PF 6’10” Kenya
By Ian Powers
By Ronnie Flores
The final July evaluation period wrapped up on Sunday with champions crowned in multiple divisions in 17U, 16U and 15U play in three main Las Vegas tournaments: Las Vegas Classic, adidas Super 64 and Las Vegas Fab 48.
By Rick Fois