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USA's 2014 Nike Hoop Summit Measurements

The official measurements of Team USA for the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit were released on Saturday.

Player: Height, Wing Span
Cliff Alexander: 6-8, 7-3.5
Joel Berry II: 6-.25, 6-3.25
James Blackmon: 6-3, 6-8.5
Stanley Johnson: 6-7, 6-11
Tyus Jones: 6-1.25, 6-3
Jahlil Okafor: 6-10.75, 7-5
Kelly Oubre: 6-6.5, 7-2
Theo Pinson: 6-6, 6-11
Reid Travis: 6-8, 7-0
Myles Turner: 6-11.5, 7-3.75
Justise Winslow: 6-6, 6-10

Turner has grown a full inch since October of 2013. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Okafor, Jackson Named McDonald's Game MVPs

The West defeated the East 105-102 to win the 2014 McDonald's All-American Game.

Jahlil Okafor and Justin Jackson were named MVPs.

Okafor had 17 points and seven rebounds, while Jackson had 23 points and five rebounds.

Tyus Jones had seven points and 10 assists.

Click here to see past MVPs of the McAAG.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Oak Hill Received Six-Figure Royalty Check From Nike For Carmelo Jersey

Steve Smith has had 28 former Oak Hill players make it to the NBA, but Carmelo Anthony is by far the most popular alum among a group that includes Rajon Rondo, Brandon Jennings, Josh Smith, Ty Lawson and Jerry Stackhouse.

Nike released an Oak Hill jersey with Anthony's name and No. 22 on the back soon after he entered the NBA.

Smith says the school once received a “six-figure” royalty check from sales of that jersey.

“They sold like hotcakes and made us a little money,” Smith said. “We were in China playing in 2012 and kids were wearing it in China.”

Via Julian Garcia/New York Daily News

Towns, Lyles, Mundiay Headline World Roster For Nike Hoop Summit

The 2014 USA Junior National Select Team will be led by Joel Berry II (Lake Highland Prep School/Apopka, Fla.), Stanley Johnson (Mater Dei H.S./Fullerton, Calif.), Tyus Jones (Apple Valley H.S./Apple Valley, Minn.), Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young H.S./Chicago, Ill.), Theo Pinson (Wesleyan Christian Academy/Greensboro, N.C.) and Justise Winslow (St. John’s School/Houston, Texas).

Rounding out the U.S. roster are Cliff Alexander (Curie Metropolitan H.S./Chicago, Ill.), James Blackmon, Jr. (Marian H.S./Fort Wayne, Ind.), Kelly Oubre (Findlay Prep, Nev./Fort Bend, Texas), Reid Travis (DeLaSalle H.S./Minneapolis, Minn.) and Myles Turner (Trinity H.S./Bedford, Texas).

The 2014 World Select Team, which will be looking to record an unprecedented third-straight win, features four players who attend U.S. high schools, including center Karl Towns, Jr. (St Joseph High School, N.J./Dominican Republic), who returns for his second Nike Hoop Summit appearance, having scored seven points to go with four rebounds and four assists in the 2013 victory. Also playing high school basketball in America are Trey Lyles (Arsenal Technical H.S., Ind./Canada), Brandone Francis (Arlington Country Day School, Fla./Dominican Republic) and Emmanuel Mudiay (Prime Prep Academy, Texas/Democratic Republic of Congo).

The World Team roster is rounded out by center Clint Capela (ES Chalon-sur-Saone/Switzerland), forwards Damien Inglis (Chorale de Roanne Basket/France), James Metecan Birsen (Fenerbache Ulker/Turkey) and Nikola Jokic (Mega Vizura/Serbia) and guards Jamal Murray (Athlete Institute/Canada) and Gao Shang (Guangdong Southern Tigers/China).

Via RealGM Staff Report
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