2013 Nike Hoop Summit Set For Portland’s Rose Garden On April 20
– Country's Premier Annual High School-Age Basketball Game Pits U.S. Seniors Against An Elite World Team –
Colorado Springs, Colorado • January 15, 2013
USA Basketball, Nike, the NBA Portland Trail Blazers and Portland Arena Management today announced that the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit will take place at 4 p.m. (PDT) on Saturday, April 20 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore. The Nike Hoop Summit has been staged at the Rose Garden in Portland since 2008 and while there has recorded the four largest crowds in the event’s 15-year history.
Tickets for the 16th annual Nike Hoop Summit will go on sale at 10 a.m. (PDT) on Friday, Jan. 18, with reserved courtside seats for $25 and $50 and general admission tickets for $5 in advance and $10 on game day. Tickets will be available through the Rose Quarter Ticket Office, by calling 877-789-ROSE (7673) or by visiting www.rosequarter.com.
The Nike Hoop Summit, the country's premier annual basketball game for high-school boys, features America's top high-school seniors playing against a World Select Team comprised of elite international players 19-years-old or younger.
“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.”
“The Nike Hoop Summit has become a big day for basketball fans in Portland each year, and we are excited to host it once again,” said Portland Trail Blazers President and CEO Chris McGowan. “It's a great opportunity to watch tomorrow's college and NBA stars play in person. We're proud of the relationship we have with USA Basketball and Nike to continue what has become an annual tradition at the Rose Garden.”
“USA Basketball and the Trail Blazers have been tremendous Nike partners helping to take the Hoop Summit to unprecedented heights the past few years," said Lynn Merritt, V.P. of Nike Global Basketball Sports Marketing. “We are thrilled to bring the world's best young talent back to Portland, and we look forward to watching them compete in basketball's premier international youth event in our own backyard."
In 2012, a record-setting 35 points from the USA’s Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA/Las Vegas, Nev.) wasn’t enough to overcome a talented and experienced World Team, which captured an 84-75 win. Although the USA holds a 10-5 advantage in the series, the World Team has won two of the past four, winning in 2009 as well.
2013 Nike Hoop Summit Quick Facts
|Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Time: 4 p.m. (PDT)
Site: Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Ticket Information: Tickets for the 16th annual Nike Hoop Summit will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, on Jan. 18, with reserved courtside seats for $25 and $50 and general admission tickets for $5 in advance and $10 on game day. Tickets will be available through the Rose Quarter Ticket Office, by calling 877-789-ROSE (7673) or by visiting www.rosequarter.com.
History: The USA owns a 10-5 advantage in the Hoop Summit series, having earned victories in 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2000, 1999, 1997 and 1995; while the World Team won in 2012, 2009, 1998 and 1996.
Held annually from 1995-2000, the Nike Hoop Summit was resumed in 2004 after a three-year hiatus. The Hoop Summit was held in the city hosting the men's NCAA Final Four in 1998 (San Antonio, Texas), 1999 (Tampa, Fla.), 2000 (Indianapolis, Ind.) and 2004 (San Antonio, Texas), In 2005-2007 the game was staged at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.
The 2013 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team roster will be selected by the USA Basketball Men's Developmental National Team Committee and is expected to be announced later in January, with the 2013 World Select Team to follow in March.
The USA Junior National Select Team is expected to consist of 10 players, a head coach and an assistant coach, while the World Select Team will consist of 11 players age 19-years-old or younger from FIBA's five geographic zones: FIBA Africa, FIBA Americas, FIBA Asia, FIBA Europe and FIBA Oceania, with the approved sanctioning of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the world governing body of international basketball.
Nike Hoop Summit History
The premiere event for high-school-age players, an incredible 140 former USA and World Select Team members have been drafted by NBA teams, including 15 players in 2011 and 2012.
In the 2012 NBA Draft, The first three picks were former U.S. Nike Hoop Summit players, including Anthony Davis at No. 1 by the New Orleans Hornets, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at No. 2 by the Charlotte Bobcats and Bradley Beal at No. 3 by the Washington Wizards.
That same thing occurred in the 2008 NBA Draft, with Hoop Summit alums going one, two three in Derrick Rose as the No. 1 pick by the Chicago Bulls, Michael Beasley at No. 2 by the Miami Heat and O.J. Mayo at No. 3 by Minnesota Timberwolves.
Since the first Nike Hoop Summit in 1995, six Hoop Summit alumni have been chosen No. 1 in the NBA Draft, and all told, 46 players have been selected among the first 10 draftees.
Five players from the Nike Hoop Summit have gone on to earn NBA Rookie of the Year honors, including Kyrie Irving (2012), Tyreke Evans (2010), Derrick Rose (2009), Kevin Durant (2008) and Elton Brand, who shared the honor in 2000.
As of January 2012, 68 former USA players and 17 former World team members were active in the NBA, including former U.S. team members: Al-Farouq Aminu (New Orleans Hornets); Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest, Los Angeles Lakers); Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors); Will Barton (Portland Trail Blazers); Shane Battier (Miami Heat); Jerryd Bayless (Toronto Raptors); Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); Michael Beasley (Phoenix Suns); Avery Bradley (Boston Celtics); Elton Brand (Dallas Mavericks); Nick Collison (Oklahoma City Thunder); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings); Anthony Davis (New Orleans Hornets); Ed Davis (Toronto Raptors); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors); Chris Duhon (Los Angeles Lakers); Mike Dunleavy (Milwaukee Bucks); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder); Wayne Ellington (Minnesota Timberwolves); Monta Ellis (Milwaukee Bucks); Tyreke Evans (Sacramento Kings); Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics); Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies); Daniel Gibson (Cleveland Cavaliers); Tyler Hansbrough (Indiana Pacers); Al Harrington (Orlando Magic); Tobias Harris (Milwaukee Bucks); Spencer Hawes (Philadelphia 76ers); Gerald Henderson, Jr. (Charlotte Bobcats); Xavier Henry (New Orleans Hornets); John Henson (Milwaukee Bucks); Kirk Hinrich (Chicago Bulls); Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers); Antawn Jamison (Los Angeles Lakers); Al Jefferson (Utah Jazz); Jared Jeffries (Houston Rockets); Joe Johnson (Brooklyn Nets); Terrance Jones (Houston Rockets); Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Charlotte Bobcats); Brandon Knight (Detroit Pistons); Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets); Malcolm Lee (Minnesota Timberwolves); Meyers Leonard (Portland Trail Blazers); Rashard Lewis (Miami Heat); Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves); Kendall Marshall (Phoenix Suns); O.J. Mayo (Dallas Mavericks); Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons); Jermaine O’Neal (Phoenix Suns); Patrick Patterson (Houston Rockets); Zach Randolph (Memphis Grizzlies); Austin Rivers (New Orleans Hornets); Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls); Brandon Rush (Golden State Warriors); Kyle Singler (Detroit Pistons); J.R. Smith (New York Knicks); Josh Smith (Atlanta Hawks); Nolan Smith (Portland Trail Blazers); Jared Sullinger (Boston Celtics); Marquis Teague (Chicago Bulls); Sebastian Telfair (Phoenix Suns); John Wall (Washington Wizards); Martell Webster (Washington Wizards); Louis Williams (Philadelphia 76ers); Brandan Wright (Dallas Mavericks); Tony Wroten (Memphis Grizzlies); and Thaddeus Young (Philadelphia 76ers).
World Hoop Summit alums now playing for NBA teams include: Andrea Bargnani (Toronto Raptors); Nicolas Batum (Portland Trail Blazers); Bismack Biyombo (Charlotte Bobcats); Omri Casspi (Cleveland Cavaliers); Evan Fournier (Denver Nuggets); Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City Thunder); Cory Joseph (San Antonio Spurs); Enes Kanter (Utah Jazz); Patrick Mills (San Antonio Spurs); Donetas Motiejunas (Houston Rockets); Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks); Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs); Vladimir Radmanovic (Atlanta Hawks); Samardo Samuels (Cleveland Cavaliers); Luis Scola (Phoenix Suns); Kevin Seraphin (Washington Wizards); and Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers).
Additionally, 25 former Hoop Summit players are currently competing on the collegiate level, including 19 past U.S. players and six former World team athletes.
Duke (Quinn Cook, Mason Plumlee and Rasheed Sulaimon), North Carolina (Reggie Bullock, James McAdoo and Leslie McDonald) and UCLA (Kyle Anderson, Shabazz Muhammad and Tony Parker) top the list with three current members having played for the USA in the Nike Hoop Summit. Kentucky features two Hoop Summit alumni in Archie Goodwin and Nerlens Noel, while eight schools boast of one player, including Arizona with Kaleb Tarczewski, Florida with Patric Young, Memphis with Adonis Thomas, Michigan with Mitch McGary, Michigan State with Gary Harris, Pittsburgh with James Robinson, Syracuse with Rakeem Christmas and UNLV with Mike Moser.
World Team alums playing at an American college or university include: Anthony Bennett at UNLV, Duje Dukan (2010) at Wisconsin, Przemyslaw Karnowski and Kevin Pangos at Gonzaga, Robert Loe at Saint Louis University, and Kyle Wiltjer at Kentucky.
About USA Basketball
Based in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for men's and women's basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the U.S. by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection; training and fielding of USA teams that compete in FIBA sponsored international basketball competitions, as well as for some national competitions.
USA teams are the current men's and women's champions in the Olympics, men's and women's FIBA World Championships; women’s FIBA U19 World Champions; men's and women's FIBA U17 World Champions; and the men's and women's U18 and U16 FIBA Americas Championships; as well as the women’s FIBA 3X3 World Championship and 3x3 U18 World Championship.
USA Basketball also currently ranks No. 1 in all five of FIBA's world ranking categories, including combined, men's, women's, boys and girls.
About the Rose Quarter
The Rose Quarter in Portland, OR is owned by an affiliate of the Portland Trail Blazers and managed by AEG Facilities. The Rose Quarter includes 20,000-seat Rose Garden, 12,000-seat Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 6,500-seat Theater of the Clouds, 40,000-square foot Exhibit Hall and the Rose Quarter Commons. Home to the NBA Portland Trail Blazers, the Rose Garden is a $267 million multi-purpose arena that opened in the fall of 1995. The WHL Winterhawks play in Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which opened in 1961 and served as the original home of the Trail Blazers. Veterans Memorial Coliseum is attached to 40,000-square foot Exhibit Hall and seven meeting rooms. The Commons, Portland’s largest outdoor public plaza, connects the Rose Garden and the Veterans Memorial Coliseum and can accommodate up to 5,000 people for outdoor events. Ovations Food Services is the official food and beverage concessionaire for the Rose Quarter.