This year’s adidas Nations will take place in Chicago, IL at Tim Grover’s Attack Athletics. The event runs from August 6th-9th featuring top NBA, College, Prep and International players. The 3rd place and final games among the high school age players will be broadcast live on CBS College Sports on August 9th.

NBA players Corey Brewer (Minnesota Timberwolves), Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers), Toney Douglas (New York Knicks), Robin Lopez (Phoenix Suns), Anthony Randolph (New York Knicks) and Serge Ibake (Oklahoma City Thunder) will counsel and mentor players throughout the weekend. Former players and head coaches Eddie Johnson, Detlef Schrempf, Tony Brown, Frank Johnson and Eric Musselman will act as regional head coaches.

The NCAA group is headlined by FR Perry Jones (Baylor), FR Josh Selby (Kansas), SO Maliik Wayns Villanova, SO Alec Burks (Colorado), SR Kyle Singler (Duke), FR Jared Sullinger (Ohio St.), and JR Trey Thompkins(Georgia).

The Prep group is headlined by Quincy Miller, LeBryan Nash, Rakeem Christmas, Shabazz Muhammad, Isaiah Austin, and Kyle Anderson and the international bunch are headlined by Maltese bigman Samuel Deguara, and Brazilian Jordan Burger.

You can find more information about the event here: will be on hand so check back for daily reports plus an in depth final evaluation.

NCAA Players:

Perry Jones 6’11 Baylor Fr.
Maliik Wayns 6’1 Villanova So.
Nolan Smith 6’3 Duke Sr.
Josh Selby 6’3 Kansas Fr.
Brian Williams 6’9 Tennessee Sr.
Iman Shumpert 6’5 Georgia Tech Jr.
Damian Lillard 6’2 Weber State Jr.
Terrell Holloway 6’0 Xavier Jr.
Malcolm Lee 6’5 UCLA Jr.
Shelvin Mack 6’3 Butler Jr.
Thomas Robinson 6’8 Kansas So.
Ibrahima Thomas 6’11 Cincinnati Sr.
Alec Burks 6’6 Colorado So.
Trey Thompkins 6’10 Georgia So.
Tyshawn Taylor 6’3 Kansas Jr.
Kawhi Leonard 6’7 San Diego St. So.
Tyler Honeycutt 6’7 UCLA So.
Jared Sullinger 6’9 Ohio St. Fr.
Scottie Hopson 6’7 Tennessee Jr.
Quincy Acy 6’7 Baylor Jr.
Cory Joseph 6’2 Texas Fr.
Miles Plumlee 6’10 Duke Jr.
Mason Plumlee 6’10 Duke So.
Wally Judge 6’9 Kansas St. So.
Marcus Morris 6’9 Kansas Jr.
Markief Morris 6’9 Kansas Jr.

USA 2011

00 Quincy Miller 6’9” SF Quality Education Academy Winston – Salem, NC
2 LeBryan Nash 6’7” SF Lincoln Dallas, TX
3 Kevin Ware* 6’4” SG Rockdale Conyers, GA
4 Quinn Cook 6’1” PG Dematha Bowie, MD
8 Deuce Bello 6’3" SG Westchester Academy High Point, NC
11 Nick Johnson 6’3” SG Findlay Prep Gilbert, AZ
12 Jahii Carson 5’10’ PG Mesa Gilbert, AZ
22 Ryan Boatright 5’10’ PG East Aurora Aurora, IL
30 Adonis Thomas 6’6′ SF Melrose Cordova, TN
40 Cody Zeller 6’9” PF Washington Washington, IN
42 Damien Leonard 6’4” SG JL Mann Greenville, SC
50 Marshall Plumlee 6’11” C Christ School Winona Lake, IN
52 Micheal Chandler 6’10" C Lawrence Noth Indianapolis , IN
55 Rakeem Christmas 6’9” PF Northeast Catholic Philadelphia, PA

*Will not participate

USA 2012

5 Kyle Anderson 6’8" SF Paterson Catholic Fairview, NJ
7 Kevin Ferrell 5’10" PG Park Tudor Indianapolis, IN
13 Jordan Adams 6’4” SG Central Gwinnett Lawrenceville, GA
15 Shabazz Muhammad 6’5” SG Bishop Gorman Las Vegas, NV
20 Winston Shepard 6’8” SF Findlay Prep Fresno, TX
23 Jordan Price 6’5” SG McCallie School Conyers, GA
24 Xavier Johnson 6’6” SG Chaparral Murrieta, CA
25 Amile Jefferson 6’7” SF Friends Central Philadelphia, PA
33 Isaiah Austin 7’0” C Grace Prep Burleson, TX
34 Jordan Tebbutt 6’5” SG Horizon Christian Tualatin, OR
35 Alex Murphy 6’8” PF St. Mark’s School Wakefield, RI
41 Wannah Bail 6’9” PF Trent International Sugarland, TX
43 Jarnell Stokes 6’8” PF Central High School Memphis, TN
44 D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera 6’4” SG North Central Indianapolis, IN
51 Peter Jurkin 6’11” C United Faith Christian Bloomington, IN

Team Africa

1 Abdoulaye Harouna 6’4” W Niger
2 Alioune Badara Diagne 6’8” PF Senegal
3 Bakary Konate 6’10” C Mali
4 Bryan Pamba 6’2” PG Ivory Coast
5 Issa Soumare 5’8” PG Mali
6 Moussa Doucara 6’9” C Mali
7 Tridon Makonda 6’6” C RD Congo
8 Vafessa Fofana 6’6” W Ivory Coast
9 Peter Jurkin 6’11” PF Sudan
10 Obij Aget 7’0” C Sudan
11 Dame Ndiaye 6’6” W Senegal
12 Cheirre Ajou 7’2 C Sudan

Team Asia

1 Yang Jinmeng 6’2" PG China
2 Li Qingxiang 6’2" PG China
3 Zhou Qi 7’0" C China
4 Ge Zhaobao 7’0" C China
5 Xing Zhiqiang 6’6" WF China
6 Heng Yifeng 6’4" WF China
7 Wei Zhengxian 6’5 SG China
8 Si Yuheng 6’4" SG China
9 Hu Yihan 6’2" SG China
10 Liu Zhixuan 6’4" WF China
11 Steven Adams 6’10" F New Zealand
12 Lee Chi-Wei 6’3" SG Taiwan

Team Latin America

1 **D’Vantes Rivers- Smith SG 6’4” USA
2 Hanner Perea WF 6’7” Columbia
3 Cesar Guerreo PG 6’2” USA
4 Leonardo Meindl SG 6’4” Brasil
5 Gerson do Espirto Santo F 6’9” Brasil
6 Cristiano Silva Felicio C 6’10” Brasil
7 Jordan Burger WF 6’7” Brasil
8 Luis Carlos Trevino Siller PG 5’9” Mexico
9 Jose Luis Aguilera Alonso C 6’4” Mexico
10 Davi Rossetto de Oliveira PG 5’10” Brasil

Team Europe (Italy)

1 Marco Maganza F 6’9" Italy
2 Lorenzo Molinaro F 6’8" Italy
3 Roberto Marulli PG 5’11" Italy
4 Raphael Gaspardo WF 6’7" Italy
5 Pavlin Ivanov SG 6’4′ Italy
6 Armin Mazic SG 6’3" Italy
7 Andres Quarisa C 6’9" Italy
8 Ludovico De Paoli WF 6’5" Italy
9 Samuel Deguara C 7’1" Italy
10 Paolo Zanatta C 6’9" Italy
11 Alessandro Zanrlli PG 6’1" Italy
12 Nicola Boaro PG 6’2" Italy




  1. What about Team Canada? Does
    What about Team Canada? Does anybody have any ifnormation on their Roster. if Joseph was invited their must be a team. Possibly with Tristan Thompson, Dwight Powell, Magisto Arop, Robert Sacre, Leo Rautins…

  2. ohcanada it looks like its
    ohcanada it looks like its only these 6 teams

    and i have a question

    What is Samuel Deguara of italy official height? in this article you have him as 7’1 in his profile he is 7’2 an don the adidas site he is 6’10

  3. OhCanada
    Look at Nike Global Challenge. I have been trying to look up the Nations Canada roster, but I have a feeling that everyone might be in Hillsboro for the Global Challenge. It will feature Wiltjer, Sim Bhullar, Pangos, Kabongo, Khem Birch, Anthony Bennett and I do not know who Canada could really send to Nations. Kind of funny how the two tournaments compete with each other, both have tons of top prospects, but it seems like the Global Challenge won out for the Canadians. Easy for Wiltjer too, as he plays in Portland at Jesuit.

  4. Samuel Deguara
    I have seen him listed as 7’4. This site lists him as 7’2. I see him listed as being 2.23 m. If you did the conversion of that is around 7’3. I think the Nations site might have some misinformation on the height of foreign players. None the less, I know Deguara tore it up on Malta in the 2009 U18 Euro’s, though their team was Division C. He averaged 27.8 points and 23.8 rebounds (9.8 offensive!) and 4.4 blocks in 5 games. He shot 62% from the field and a shade over 42% from the line. He also averaged 4 TO’s per game while going up against teams such as Moldova, Gibraltar and the Principality of Monaco on his way to lead 300 men to save their land from King Xerxes (poor joke, but I’ll give it). I believe he was injured most of this year, but his size always has made him an intriguing prospect. Will be interesting to see how he does against competition that is a step up from his 2009 comp. Nations seemed to swoop up a lot of elite Euro prospects, while Nike definitely got the best of Canada. I forgot to mention that I saw Andrew Wiggins on the Nike Roster as well, though no Duane Notice who is a year ahead in class and has been very impressive. Should be fun to see who shines this weekend. If I were still in Oregon, I would definitely have tried to hit up Hillsboro and watch, but I hope to have at least a few eyes there for me. I did not see Andre Drummond or Mike Gilchrist, but I think Anthony Davis, Austin Rivers, Bradley Beal and other big names are at the Global Challenge. I think their are only 3 or so 2012 prospects at the Global Challenge, Perry Ellis being one, though I heard he had been hurt. Should be interesting to see who does what, I think these events are pretty cool in that they give you a glimpse at what the States and the world have to offer in basketball prospects.

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