Nike Global Challenge Preview
Top HS, international talent to be showcased in Oregon
The NIKE Global Challenge tips off for the 5th year on Friday, August 5th at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, OR. This three-day event showcases the top talents from across the world, as they compete in an eight team, twelve game tournament.
This tournament is the last series of the NIKE Elite Youth Basketball events, which have also included positional skills academies hosted by NBA stars Deron Williams, Amar’e Stoudamire, Kevin Durant and LeBron James. The top 30 US players were selected from these camps to participate in this year’s NIKE Global Challenge.
The American teams will be divided regionally into 3 elite teams; they will face the top U19 International players from Brazil, Canada, Chinese-Taipei, Germany and Puerto Rico.
Past Global Challenge alumni have included this years number one draft pick Kyrie Irving (2010), Washington Wizards star John Wall (2010), and Canadian superstar Tristan Thompson (2009). This years talents will include:
Henrique Coelho, Luis Otavio Vieira, Gustavo Scaglia, Olintho Pereira, Luiz Henrique S dos Santos, Gemerson Barbosa, Cristiano Felicio, Lucas Mariano, Leonardo Meindl, Leonardo Demetrio
Kevin Zabo, Tyler Ennis, Nazareth Long, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Dyshawn Pierre, Negus Webster-Chan, Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Isaiah Watkins, Tanveer Bhullar, Sim Bhullar, Olivier Hanlan
Chien Chao-Yi, Li Chia-Ching, Lee Te-Wei, Yu Chun-An, Fan Shih-En, Chen Ying-Chun, Hu Long-Mao, Cheng Tieh, Chien Wei-Ju, Hung Kang-Chiao, Lin Chih-Wei
Martin Bogdanov, Maximilian Kleber, Maodo Lo, Jonathan Maier, Maurice Pluskota, Thomas Reuter, Malik Müller, Kenneth Ogbe, Sid-Marlon Theis, Johannes Richter
Carmelo Betancourt, Miguel Cartagena, Will Martinez, Rasham Suarez, Eliel Gonzalez, Eimer Velez, Wilangel Corps Rodriguez, Dejuan Marrero, Giancarlo Santiago, Chris Ortiz, Luis Flores