This 8-team, 16-game tournament features the top high school and U-19 basketball players from the best International Teams in the World and is played under FIBA rules, just like the Olympics.
For the US Participants, the Nike Global Challenge is a key component in Nike's summer series of Skills Academies. In June, these players were invited to participate in positional skills camps hosted by several NBA superstars including Deron Williams and Kyrie Irving (PG's), Kevin Durant (Wings) and Amar'e Stoudemire and Anthony Davis (Big Men).
They then traveled to Las Vegas, NV to participate in the LeBron James US Skills Academy. The top 40 players from the spring and summer circuits make up the four regional teams to represent the United States in the Nike Global Challenge.
The International teams will be represented by Brasil, Canada, France, and Pan Africa.
Here is the USA East Roster which includes three New Yorkers:
Phil Booth - 6-2 Baltimore, MD (Team Takeover)
Isaiah Briscoe - 6-2 Newark,NJ (NJ Playaz)
Khadeen Carrington - 6-2 Brooklyn, NY (NY Lightning)
Bonzie Colson - 6-5 New Bedford, MA (BABC)
Terry Larrier - 6-8 Malvern, PA (Team Scan)
Chris McCullough - 6-9 Salisbury, CT (Team Scan)
Dwayne Morgan - 6-7 Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Elite)
Ja'Quan Newton - 6-1 Philadelphia, PA (Team Final)
Dion Wiley - 6-4 Potomac,MD (Team Takeover)
Keith Stevens (Team Takeover)
Terrence Williams (Team SCAN)
Pat Clatchey (Mt. Saint Joseph High School, Baltimore, MD)
Jorge Lopez (St. Raymond's High School, Bronx, NY)
The Pan Africa has another New York based player in Cheick Diallo
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