Saturday, April 13, 2013
Nike Hoop Summit Preview
Did you think that High School basketball was over, after the championship game in March? Don't worry, the Nike Hoop Summit has you covered. On April 20th, some of the worlds best high school basketball talent, will face off in the Rose Garden. Last Year, the World Team upset the USA select Team which included Shabazz Muhammad and Nerlens Noel. Canadian Andrew Wiggins led the way for the World with 20 points, and expectations are even higher as he returns again for 2013.
Prepared to be amazed by Aaron Gordon for the USA select. Search him up on Youtube, and you will be bombarded with his emphatic dunks and blocks. This kid can jump out of the gym, his athleticism is almost unmatched at this level. Aaron and Andrew Harrison, who are identical twins, are a pair of dynamic guards that don't disappoint. Their finesse style of play, ability to shoot and pass effectively are a few reasons why they are Kentucky bound next year. But easily, my favorite player this year will be Andrew Wiggins. He is the complete basketball package, almost impossible to guard at 6"8 and agile. It wouldn't be a surprise if this guy led the world team to another victory here in Portland, thanks to his shooting and superb defense. We will see nothing less than a terrific game on Saturday. I expect this to be a back and forth game that will keep you on the edge of your seat, with the World coming up on top again.