Tony Wroten Jr. and U.S. to take on the World
Washington's top basketball recruit is on the U.S. Team for the Nike Hoop Summit all-star basketball game Saturday night in Portland.
Washington Huskies recruit Tony Wroten Jr. of Garfield High School will play in the first of two high-profile all-star basketball games, the Nike Hoop Summit, Saturday night in Portland.
Wroten and the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Select Team will face a World Select Team of players 19 or younger. The 7 p.m. game at the Rose Garden will be played under international rules.
Wroten, a 6-foot-5 guard, will be joined on the U.S. team by Duke recruit Austin Rivers, a 6-3 guard who has won several national player of the year awards. Three Kentucky recruits (Anthony Davis, Michael Gilchrist and Marquis Teague) and North Carolina signee James McAdoo are among others on the 10-player team.
The World Team includes two Canadian-born players, Kentucky signee Kyle Wiltjer, a 6-10 forward from Jesuit of Portland, and Gonzaga-bound guard Kevin Pangos. Two 7-footers and five players 6-9 or taller are on the World Team.
A delayed broadcast of the game will start at 9:30 p.m. on ROOT.
The following Saturday, Wroten will play in the Jordan Brand Classic in Charlotte, N.C. That game will be televised on ESPN2.
Nike Hoop Summit rosters
F Kyle Wiltjer, 6-10, Canada (Kentucky signee); F Dario Saric, 6-9, Croatia; F Davis Bertans, 6-7, Latvia; G Mateusz Ponitka, 6-5, Poland; G Kevin Pangos, 6-1, Canada (Gonzaga); G Evan Fornier, 6-6, France; G Raul Togni Neto, 6-2, Brazil; C Lucas Riva Nogueira, 7-0, Brazil; C Przemyslaw Karnowski, 7-0, Poland; G/F Guo Ailun, 6-4, China; F/C Bismarck Biyombo, 6-9, Congo.
G Brad Beal, 6-3, St. Louis (Florida signee); F Rakeem Christmas, 6-9, Philadelphia (Syracuse); G Quinn Cook, 6-1, Bowie, Md. (Duke); F Anthony Davis, 6-10, Chicago (Kentucky); F Michael Gilchrist, 6-7, Somerdale, N.J. (Kentucky); F James McAdoo, 6-8, Norfolk, Va. (North Carolina); G Austin Rivers, 6-3, Winter Park, Fla. (Duke); G Marquis Teague, 6-2, Indianapolis (Kentucky); G Adonis Thomas, 6-6, Cordova, Tenn. (Memphis); G Tony Wroten, 6-5, Seattle (Washington).