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Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum Headline USA's Nike Hoop Summit Roster

Dec 14, 2015 1:21 PM

USA Basketball has announced their roster for the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit, which will be played on April 9th in Portland.

Three-time USA Basketball gold medalists Terrance Ferguson (Advanced Prep International/Dallas, Texas), Josh Jackson (Prolific Prep Academy, Calif./Southfield, Mich.) and Jayson Tatum (Chaminade College Prep/St. Louis, Mo.) headline the team.

Also playing for USA Basketball will be Portland-area guard Payton Pritchard (West Linn H.S./West Linn, Ore.), as well as USA Basketball training camp veterans Edrice Adebayo (High Point Christian H.S./High Point, N.C.), Jarrett Allen (Saint Stephen’s Episcopal H.S./Austin, Texas), Marques Bolden (De Soto H.S./Dallas, Texas), De’Aaron Fox (Cypress Lakes H.S./Katy, Texas), Markelle Fultz (DeMatha Catholic H.S./Upper Marlboro, Md.), Jonathan Isaac (IMG Academy/Naples, Fla.) and Joshua Langford (Madison Academy/Huntsville, Ala.); and USA Basketball newcomer Wenyen Gabriel (Wilbraham and Monson/Manchester, N.H.).

Additionally, three-time USA gold medalist Harry Giles (Forest Trail Academy/Winston-Salem, N.C.), who is injured and unable to play, will attend the event as an honorary USA team captain.

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Edrice "Bam" Adebayo Commits To Kentucky

Nov 17, 2015 11:28 AM

Edrice "Bam" Adebayo, ranked No. 6 in the ESPN 100, will attend Kentucky.

"They're a winning program with a great all-around environment," Adebayo said. "I just like the staff, and I like Coach Cal [John Calipari]."

Adebayo also strongly considered NC State and Auburn.

Adebayo joins a Kentucky class that has now vaulted past Michigan State to become No. 2 in the country, behind only Duke. In addition to point guard De'Aaron Fox (No. 7 in the ESPN 100), Adebayo joins front-line pieces Wenyen Gabriel (No. 23) and Sacha Killeya-Jones (No. 31) in what projects to be a loaded young frontcourt.

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Harry Giles Commits To Duke

Nov 6, 2015 12:50 PM

Harry Giles has committed to Duke, picking the Blue Devils over Kentucky, Kansas and Wake Forest.

Giles suffered a partially torn right ACL this week and had previously torn the ACL in his left knee.

Giles is rated as the No. 1 recruit in the 2016 class by ESPN.

Giles will have the chance to play with Jayson Tatum, who is ESPN's No. 2 recruit.

"We were roommates in USA Basketball this past season," Tatum told ESPN. "When you spend over 30 days together, you either grow closer or apart. We got closer."

 

Jeff Capel was key in the recruitment of Giles.

"Jeff built a great relationship with Harry and that was key," Oak Hill assistant coach Cory Alexander said.

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Harry Giles Tears ACL In Right Knee

Nov 5, 2015 12:12 PM

Harry Giles has suffered a partially torn ACL in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the 15-16 high school season.

Giles is considered the top recruit of the 2016 incoming freshman class.

Giles Jr., said his son still plans to announce his decision on what school he'll attend, on Friday from Oak Hill Academy (Virginia).

The four schools still involved with Giles' recruitment are Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Wake Forest.

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Wenyen Gabriel Commits To Kentucky

Oct 1, 2015 1:05 PM

Wenyen Gabriel, ranked No. 23 overall in the incoming class of 2016, has committed to Kentucky.

Gabriel had previously cut his list to Kentucky, Duke, Maryland, Connecticut and Providence.

"I felt a connection to all the coaches in my final five, but ultimately it came down to Duke and Kentucky," Gabriel said, "and I just felt like I couldn't go wrong either way."

Gabriel is more of a prototypical stretch-4 but even could see time at small forward at Kentucky.

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2016 Nike Hoop Summit Schedule For April 9th

Sep 17, 2015 1:39 PM

The 2016 Nike Hoop Summit has been scheduled for April 9th in Portland.

The Hoop Summit features the best high school seniors from the United States against a collection of under-18 international players.

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ESPN Gives 28 Five-Star Grades To Class Of 2016

Aug 26, 2015 8:46 PM

ESPN has graded out 28 five-star prospects for the incoming freshman class of 2016.

NBA scouts are especially excited for the 2017 draft, while the 2016 class isn't expected to be particularly deep.

Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson, Dennis Smith Jr. and Malik Monk are in ESPN's top-five.

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Harry Giles Transfers To Oak Hill For Senior Season

Jul 29, 2015 4:10 PM

Harry Giles will transfer to Oak Hill for his senior season.

“At this point I just really want to lock in on school and basketball at the highest level,” Giles told USA TODAY High School Sports. “I feel like going to Oak Hill it’ll give me the chance to do both. I won’t have anything to do but be a better student and a better player.”

Giles is considered the top player in the incoming college class of 2016.

“It was a really tough decision to leave my teammates and Coach Keith (Gatlin), that’s my guy that I’ve been rocking with since I got here,” said Giles, who recently cut his list of schools down to North Carolina, Kentucky, Wake Forest, Kansas and Duke. “But, at the end of the day, I’ve got to do what I feel is best for me to develop on and off the court.”

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Jayson Tatum Commits To Duke

Jul 12, 2015 11:15 PM

Jayson Tatum has committed to Duke, picking the Blue Devils over Kentucky, North Carolina and Saint Louis.

Tatum is ranked No. 2 in the Class of 2016.

"I love the way the program is run and I love the way the academics are set up," Tatum said of Duke. "My relationships with the Duke coaches were the best, and they made me a priority. They did the best job of recruiting me and have been at almost all my games, and that means a lot."

A 6-foot-8, 190-pound forward from Chaminade College Prep in Saint Louis, Tatum is a versatile and efficient perimeter player.

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Cheick Diallo Commits To Kansas

Apr 28, 2015 4:32 PM

Cheick Diallo has committed to Kansas.

Diallo was ranked No. 7 in the incoming freshman class by ESPN.

"I felt like Kansas was the best place for me," said Diallo, a 6-foot-9 power forward. "I can earn playing time right away. I played against Joel Embiid in high school and watched his development. I need to work on a lot of things and feel coach [Bill] Self can help my game. On my visit, the campus was great and the people were nice. I could see myself there."

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Brandon Ingram Commits To Duke
Ingram, the No. 3 prospect in the ESPN 100, becomes the fifth Duke commit

Stephen Zimmerman Commits To UNLV
Five-star Stephen Zimmerman stays home at UNLV

Ivan Rabb Commits To California
Cal lands local five-star Ivan Rabb

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2015 Nike Hoop Summit Measurements (Team USA)
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Caleb Swanigan Commits To Michigan State
Caleb Swanigan is the No. 11 rated recruit for the incoming class of 2015.

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Thomas Bryant Commits To Indiana
Thomas Bryant committed to Indiana as a member of the 2015 recruiting class

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Ivan Rabb Delays Choosing Between Cal, Arizona
Ivan Rabb is the No. 7 recruit in the incoming class of 2015.

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Ben Simmons Wins 2015 Naismith High School Player Of The Year
Ben Simmons averaged 28.0 points, 4.0 assists, 11.9 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.

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Ben Simmons, Thon Maker Headline 2015 World Team For Nike Hoop Summit
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LeBron James Jr. Already Has Received College Offers
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Ben Simmons Headlines Naismith High School POY Finalists
Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown are currently ranked first and second on ESPN's Top 100 list.

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Thon Maker Reclassifies For 2015
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LeBron To Watch McDonald's All-Americans Simmons, Briscoe, Diallo
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