The 12-member World Select Team for the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit features many of the world’s leading under-19 basketball players.
The 20th edition of the Nike Hoop Summit will take place at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, on Friday, April 7.
The annual game pits the World Select Team against the USA Basketball Junior National Select Team, which is composed of elite, American high school players. The World Team is chasing its fourth victory in the last six games following a 84-75 victory in 2012, 112-98 win a year later and a 103-101 triumph in 2015. The USA beat the World Team 101-67 last year.
Beyond the Hoop Summit’s innate prestige, participation in the game is seen as a step towards professional play. As of December 2016, a remarkable 70 former U.S. players and 38 former World Team members were active in the NBA, nearly one-quarter of the entire league, and a total of 199 Hoop Summit alumni have been drafted professionally.
Tickets for the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit are on sale now. Lower bowl seating starts at just $10, and courtside seats are $50 and $75. Applicable service charges apply. Tickets will be available here, the Rose Quarter Box Office or by calling 800-745-3000.