Adidas Nations Announces Official Roster

(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.

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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.
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

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

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