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2012 ADIDAS NATIONS ROSTER ANNOUNCED

August 3, 2012
By Leroy White of West Coast Hoops



 

 

2012 ADIDAS NATIONS ROSTER ANNOUNCED


Top High School Basketball Talent Headlines Sixth Annual Global Basketball Program

 

Professional and Collegiate Basketball Players to Serve as Counselors

 

(Portland, Ore.) August 3, 2012 – adidas today announced the roster for adidas Nations, as the premier international grassroots basketball program tips off this morning.  Practices, pool play and college counselor games will be held August 3-5 at the Next Level Sports Complex in Garden Grove, Calif., and the championships played at Long Beach City College on Monday, August 6 at 5pmPT/8pmET and broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.

 

The country’s top-ranked high school players will participate including Chris Walker (Holmes County/Bonifay, FL), Isaiah Hicks (J.F. Webb/Oxford, NC), Isaac Hamilton (St. John Bosco/Los Angeles, CA), Jarell Martin (Madison Prep/Baton Rouge, LA), Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young/Chicago, IL) and Noah Vonleh (New Hampton/Havermill, MA).  Top-rated players will also represent international teams including Dante Exum (Australia) and Mamadou Ndiaye (Africa).

 

The world’s elite 18-and-under players from nine international teams including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, US 2013 and US 2014, will train and compete in the prestigious annual program.  

 

In addition to the world-class competition, adidas Nations attendees will receive professional on-court coaching and training, as well as off-court instruction on nutrition, leadership, discipline, philanthropy and global interactions. This will be led with mix of current and former college and NBA players and coaches including Darren Collison (Dallas Mavericks), Arron Afflalo (Denver Nuggets), Nolan Smith (Portland Trail Blazers), Don MacLean (retired NBA) and NBA assistant coaches Kelvin Sampson and Bill Bayno, among others.

 

The culmination of adidas Nations will feature championship and third place games at Long Beach City College Hall of Champions Gym - 4901 East Carson Street, Long Beach, CA 90808.

 

For more information please visit http://news.adidas.com/global/basketball.

 

About adidas Basketball
adidas has been providing innovative products for the world’s best athletes for more than 60 years, from past legends to today’s superstars, such as Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Candace Parker, Tim Duncan and Chauncey Billups.  On April 11, 2006 adidas and the National Basketball Association signed an 11-year global merchandising partnership making the adidas brand the official uniform and apparel provider for the NBA, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the NBA Development League (D-League) beginning with the 2006-07 NBA season.

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CONTACT:

Madeline Breskin

adidas Basketball PR

971-295-6396 (m)

Madeline.breskin@adidas.com

 

USA 2013 – Blue

Player

Pos.

Height

High School

Home Town

Jordan Bell

F

6’8”

Long Beach Poly (CA)

Long Beach, CA

Nate Britt

G

6’1”

Gonzaga (MD)

Upper Marlboro, MD

Isaac Hamilton

G

6’4”

St. John Bosco (CA)

Los Angeles, CA

Kendal Harris

G

6’4”

Berkner (TX)

Richardson, TX

Isaiah Hicks

F

6’9”

J.F. Webb (NC)

Oxford, NC

Zack LaVine

G

6’3”

Bothell (WA)

Bothell, WA

Jermaine Lawrence

F

6’10”

Pop John (NY)

Springfield Gardens, NY

Jarell Martin

F

6’9”

Madison Prep (LA)

Baton Rouge, LA

Jordan Mathews

G

6’3”

Santa Monica High (CA)

Santa Monica, CA

Devin Williams

C

6’9”

Montverde Academy (FL)

Cincinnati, OH

Nigel Williams-Goss

G

6’3”

Findlay Prep (NV)

Henderson, NV

 

USA 2013 - Red

Player

Pos.

Height

High School

Home Town

Kasey Hill

G

6’2”

Montverde Academy (FL)

Clermont, FL

Allerik Freeman

G

6’4”

Olympic (NC)

Charlotte, NC

Brannen Greene

F

6’7”

Mary Persons (GA)

Atlanta, GA

Thomas Hamilton

C

6’9”

Whitney Young (IL)

Chicago, IL

Zak Irvin

F

6’6”

Hamilton Southeastern (IN)

Indianapolis, IN

Jordan Mickey

F

6’7”

Grace Prep (TX)

Richardson, TX

Karviar Shepherd

F

6’9”

Grace Prep (TX)

Cedar Hill, TX

Chris Walker

F

6’8”

Holmes County (FL)

Bonifay, FL

Derrick Walton

G

6’0”

Chandler Park (MI)

Detroit, MI

Byron Zeigler

F

6’7”

Detroit Community (MI)

Detroit, MI

 

USA 2014 - Blue

Player

Pos.

Height

High School

Home Town

Daniel Hamilton

F

6’7

St. John Bosco (CA)

Los Angeles, CA

Adonys Henriquez

G

6’5”

Orlando Christian (FL)

Orlando, FL

Skal Labissiere

F/C

6’9”

 

Memphis, TN

Trey Lyles

F

6’9”

Indianapolis Tech (IN)

Camby, IL

Jahlil Okafor

C

6’11

Whitney Young (IL)

Chicago, IL

Romelo Trimble

G

6’2”

Biship O’Connell

Upper Marlboro, MD

Paul Turner

G

6’4”

St. Joseph (IL)

Chicago, IL

Rashad Vaughn

F

6’8”

Robbinsdale Cooper (MN)

Golden Valley, MN

Craig Victor

F

6’8”

St. Augustine (LA)

New Orleans, LA

Justise Winslow

G

6’5”

St. John’s (TX)

Houston, TX

Milik Yarbrough

F

6’5”

Zion Benton (IL)

Zion, IL



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US 2014 - Red

Player

Pos.

Height

High School

Home Town

Shaqquan Aaron

G/F

6’7”

 

Apple Valley, CA

Cliff Alexander

F

6’8”

Curie (IL)

Chicago, IL

Leron Black

F

6’8”

White Station (TN)

Memphis, TN

Tyler Dorsey

G

6’4”

Ribet Academy (CA)

Pasadena, CA

Kaleb Joseph

G

6’3”

Cushing Academy (NH)

Nashua, NH

Emmanuel Mudiay

G

6’4”

Grace Prep (TX)

Dallas, TX

Theo Pinson

G

6’5”

Wesleyan Christian (NC)

Greensboro, NC

Trey Thompson

F

6’8”

Forest City (AR)

Madison, AR

Rashad Vaughn

F

6’5”

Robbinsdale Cooper (MN)

Golden Valley, MN

Noah Vonleh

F

6’8”

New Hampton (MA)

Havermill, MA

Isaiah Whitehead

G

6’4”

Lincoln (NY)

Brooklyn, NY

 

adidas Nations College Counselors

#

Player

Pos.

Height

College

School Year

35

Steven Adams

C

7’0”

Pittsburgh

Freshman

21

Isaiah Austin

F

7’0”

Baylor

Freshman

20

Wayne Blackshear

G

6’5”

Louisville

Sophomore

2

Ryan Boatright

PG

6’0”

UCONN

Sophomore

5

Isaiah Canaan

PG

6’0”

Murray State University

Junior

25

Willie Cauley

F

6’10”

Kentucky

Freshman

45

Jack Cooley

F

6’9”

Notre Dame

Senior

22

Robert Covington

F

6’9”

Tennessee State

Junior

42

Ed Daniel

F

6’7”

Murray State University

Senior

40

Gorgui Dieng

C

6’11”

Louisville

Junior

4

Anthony Ireland

PG

5’10”

Loyola Marymount University

Junior

1

Joe Jackson

PG

6’0”

University of Memphis

Sophomore

0

Pierre Jackson

PG

5’10”

Baylor University

Junior

23

Sean Kilpatrick

G

6’4”

Cincinnati

Sophomore

13

Ray McCallum

PG

6’1”

Detroit

Sophomore

31

Erik Murphy

F

6’10”

Florida

Senior

30

Nerlens Noel

F

6’10”

Kentucky

Freshman

15

Mason Plumlee

F

6’9”

Duke University

Junior

55

Cameron Ridley

F

6’10”

Texas

Freshman

12

Andre Roberson

F

6’7”

Colorado

Junior

3

Peyton Siva

PG

6’0”

Louisville

Junior

10

Will Sheehey

G

6’7”

Indiana

Senior

14

Adonis Thomas

G-F

6’6”

University of Memphis

Freshman

11

Deshaun Thomas

F

6’7”

Ohio State University

Sophomore

50

Marc Trasolini

F

6’9”

Santa Clara University

Senior

33

Kyle Wiltjer

F

6’9”

Kentucky

Sophomore

7

Nate Wolters

G

6’4”

South Dakota State University

Senior

24

Patric Young

F

6’9”

University of Florida

Sophomore

8

Trey Zeigler

G

6’5”

Pittsburgh

Sophomore

 

 

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