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Nike Hoop Summit Scheduled For April 20 In Portland

The 2013 Nike Hoop Summit will be held on April 20 in Portland at the Rose Garden.

"We are very excited to play the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland," said Jim Tooley, USA Basketball Executive Director/CEO. "The Nike Hoop Summit legacy continues to expand, and many of today's greatest players have participated in this event. From Nike to the Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter staffs, along with the tremendous basketball fans in the area, Portland has been an outstanding home for the Nike Hoop Summit, and we look forward to another exciting game in 2013."

Shabazz Muhammad scored 35 points in the 2012 event.

The event could include Jabari Parker playing for Team USA and Andrew Wiggins on the International team.

Via RealGM Staff Report

LeBron Named USA Basketball 2012 Male Athlete Of The Year

LeBron James has been named the USA Basketball 2012 Male Athlete of the Year. He becomes just one of two players in NBA history, joining Michael Jordan in 1992, to win NBA regular season MVP, NBA Finals MVP, an NBA Championship and an Olympic gold medal in the same year.

“It’s an honor that I have been named the 2012 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year,” James said. “It’s always an honor to represent my country. I never do it to be recognized or to receive an award, I do it because I love my country and the game of basketball. It is an honor to be recognized with this award, it’s humbling.”

James appeared in eight games (all starts) for Team USA and averaged 13.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, a team-high 5.6 assists and 1.38 steals while shooting 60.3 percent from the field.

Via RealGM Staff Report
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