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International All-Tournament Team
Andrew Wiggins, Canada (Co-MVP)
Trey Lyles, Canada (Co-MVP)
Dereke Reese, Puerto Rico
Justas Tamulis, Lithuania
Deryk Evandro Ramos, Brasil
GAO Shang, China
US All-Tournament Team
James Young, USA Midwest (MVP)
Theo Pinson, USA East
Troy Williams, USA East
Nigel Williams-Goss, USA West
Sindarius Thornwell, USA West
Bobby Portis, USA Midwest
July 13 – 15, 2012
July 13/14: Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA. Address to type in GPS: 3900 W. Braddock Rd. Alexandria, VA 22302
July 15: Washington D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C., Address to type in GPS: 2001 East Capitol Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003
Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (I-295) South. Take the East Capitol Street exit. Merge onto East Capitol St SE/Whitney Young Memorial Bridge. Continue onto C St NE. Slight left toward East Capitol St NE.From MD South:
Take I-295 North 6. Take the Pennsylvania Ave W exit. Merge onto Pennsylvania Ave SE. Sharp right at Barney Cir SE. Turn left at 17th St SE. Take the 1st right onto Potomac Ave SE. Turn left at 19th St SE. Turn right at East Capitol St SE. Slight left to stay on East Capitol St SE.From VA:
Take I-395 North across the Potomac River entering the District of Columbia. Continue onto Southwest Fwy. Take the 6th St SE exit toward Navy Yard. Turn left at 6th St SE. Turn right at Independence Ave SE. Turn left onto 19th St SE. Turn right at East Capitol St SE.
Brasil, Canada, China Lithuania, Puerto Rico and three USA Teams comprised of the Top 30 National High School Players.
Admission to the 2012 Nike Global Challenge is FREE! Seating is limited and will be given on a first come first serve basis.
In conjunction with the World Basketball Festival 2.0, the 2012 Nike Global Challenge will be held in the nation’s capital July 13 – 15 at Episcopal High School and the Armory in Washington, D.C.
This 8-team, 16-game tournament features the top high school and U-19 basketball players from the best International Teams in the World and is played under FIBA rules just like the Olympic Games that will be held later this summer in London. For the US Participants, the Nike Global Challenge is a key component in Nike’s summer series of Skills Academies. In June, these players will be invited to participate in positional skills camps in Chicago hosted by several NBA superstars including Deron Williams (PG’s), Kevin Durant (Wings) and Amar’e Stoudemire (Big Men). They then travel to Las Vegas, NV to participate in the LeBron James US Skills Academy. The top 30 players from the spring and summer circuits will make up the three regional teams to represent the United States in the Nike Global Challenge.
The International teams will be represented by Brasil, Canada, China, Lithuania and Puerto Rico. Brasil, Canada, China and Puerto Rico are being represented by the top Under-19 players from each country, while Lithuania will be represented by their top U-18 National Team that is preparing for U-18 FIBA European Championships.
FIBA game rules will be followed:
- Four 10 minute quarters
- One 15 minute halftime between the second and third quarters
- One two minute break between first-second and third-fourth quarters
- 24 second shot clock
- Back court violation: 8 seconds
- Player foul limit: 5
For additional rules information, visit the USA Basketball website http://www.usabasketball.com/rules/index.html.
Nike Global Challenge Event Details