Courtesy of our friends at adidas:

LOS ANGELES, August 1, 2011adidas today announced the roster for the fifth annual adidas Nations global experience, the premier international grassroots basketball program.  adidas Nations will take place at the HAX Athletic Club in Los Angeles August 5-7, with the championship and third place games held at California State University Dominguez Hills Torodome on Monday, August 8 at 4 p.m. PST and broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.

The countrys top-ranked high school players will participate including Shabazz Muhammad (Bishop Gorman HS/Las Vegas), Andre Drummond (St. Thomas More School/Middleton, CT), Isaiah Austin (Grace Preparatory Academy/Burleson, TX), DaJuan Coleman (Jamesville Dewitt HS/Syracuse, NY), Kyle Anderson (St. Anthony HS/Jersey City, NJ) and Cameron Ridley (Bush HS/Richmond, TX).

Top-rated players will also represent international teams including Emmanual Mudiay (Grace Prep HS/Africa), Zena Edosmwan (Harvard Westlake HS/Africa), Steven Adams (Scots College/Asia), Wannah Bail (Trent Internationale/Latin American), Ricardo Gathers (Riverside Academy/Latin America ) and Hanner Perea (La Lumiere HS/Latin America).

The worlds elite 18-and-under players from eight international teams includingAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, US 2012 and US 2013, will train and compete in the prestigious annual program. This year, the Nations roster expanded to include two additional US teams.

Professional basketball standouts Josh Smith, Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, Candace Parker, Arron Afflalo, Wesley Johnson, Quincy Pondexter and Alec Burks and former players and coaches Mike  Dunleavy, Kiki Vandeweghe, Alex English and Detlef Schrempf along with more than 30 collegiate players will counsel and mentor players throughout the weekend.

adidas Nations emphasizes adidas core belief that success in the game of basketball comes from playing as a team.Themulti-faceted international curriculum includes expert training and strategy tips, comprehensive workout sessions and scrimmages.  Off-court elements essential to all athletes success, such as nutritional education, global interactions, leadership and philanthropy are woven into the programs agenda.

The culmination of adidas Nations will feature a championship and third place game at California State University Dominguez Hills Torodome, 1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA, 90747. General admission tickets are available at the door for $10.

To learn more about adidas Nations, visitwww.adidasnations.com orwww.youtube.com/adidasnations.Join our social networks atwww.twitter.com/adidasnations andwww.facebook.com/adidasnations.

USA 2012

#PlayerPos.HeightHigh SchoolHome Town
23Jordan AdamsG64”Oak Hill Academy (VA)Lawrenceville, GA
5Kyle AndersonG/F68”St. Anthony (NJ)Fairview, NJ
33Isaiah AustinF/C71”Grace Prep (TX)Burleson, TX
32DaJuan ColemanC69”Jamesville Dewitt (NY)Syracuse, NY
3Andre DrummondC611”St. Thomas More (CT)Oakdale, CT
4Kris DunnPG63”New London (CT)Oakdale, CT
31Perry EllisF68”Heights (KS0Wichita, KS
11Yogi FerrellG511”Park Tudor (IN)Indianapolis, IN
22Shaq GoodwinF67”Southwest Dekalb (GA)Decatur, GA
25Amile JeffersonF67”Friends Central (PA)Philadelphia, PA
24Xavier JohnsonF66”Mater Dei (CA)Dana Point, CA
15Shabazz MuhammadG/F66”Bishop Gorman (NV)Las Vegas, NV
1Rodney PurvisG64”Upper Room ChristianRaleigh, NC
55Cameron RidleyC69”Bush (TX)Richmond, TX
30Winston ShepardF68”Findlay Prep (NV)Fresno, TX
40Jarnell StokesF/C68”Central High School (TN)Memphis, TN
50Kaleb TarczewskiC7’0”St. Marks School (MA)Clermont, NH
34Jordan TebbuttG65”Oak Hill Academy (VA)Tualatin, OR
12Gabe YorkG62”Orange Lutheran (CA)Walnut, CA

USA 2013

#PlayerPos.HeightHigh SchoolHome Town
15Shaqquan AaronG/F67”Mater Dei (CA)Apple Valley, CA
50Clifton AlexanderC69”Curie (IL)Chicago, IL
10Nate BrittG61”Gonzaga College (DC)Upper Marlboro, MD
14Elijah BrownG62”St. Edward (OH)Westlake, OH
33Rodney BullockF67”Kecoughtan (VA)Hampton, VA
4Keith FrazierG65Irving (TX)Irving, TX
43Derrick GriffinF68”Terry (TX)Rosenberg, TX
3Isaac HamiltonG64”Crenshaw (CA)Los Angeles, CA
32Thomas HamiltonC69”Whitney Young (IL)Chicago, IL
2Aaron HarrisonG65”Travis (TX)Richmond, TX
5Andrew HarrisonG65”Travis (TX)Richmond, TX
11 Kasey HillG62”Montverde Academy (FL)Clermont, FL
34Kuran IversonF68”Northwest Catholic (CT)Bloomfield, CT
41Trey LylesF67”Arsenal Tech (IN)Camby, IN
35Jordan MickeyF67”Berkner (TX)Richardson, TX
20Solomon PooleG61”Terry Parker (FL)Jacksonville, FL
21Malik Price-MartinF69”Monsignor Pace (FL)Miami, FL
55Karviar ShepherdC610”Desoto (TX)Cedar Hill, TX
24Chris WalkerF68”Holmes County (FL)Dunwoody, GA
1Nigel Williams-GossG63”Findlay Prep (NV)Henderson, NV

adidas Nations Collegiate Counselors

PlayerPos.HeightCollegeSchool Year
Will BartonG66”University of MemphisSophomore
Lorenzo BrownG65”NC StateSophomore
Dion DixonG65”CincinnatiSenior
Yancy GatesF69”CincinnatiSenior
Ryan HarrowPG6’0”Universityof KentuckySophomore
Terrell HollowayPG6’0”Xavier UniversitySenior
Joe JacksonPG6’0”University of MemphisSophomore
Pierre JacksonPG510”Baylor UniversityJunior
Perry JonesF611Baylor UniversitySophomore
Rob JonesF66”Saint Marys CollegeSenior
Jalen KendrickF66”University of MississippiSophomore
CJ LeslieF69”NC StateSophomore
Damian LillardG6”2Weber StateJunior
Ray McCallumPG61”DetroitSophomore
LeBryan NashF67”Oklahoma State UniversityFreshman
Reeves NelsonF67UCLAJunior
Mason PlumleeF69”Duke UniversityJunior
Miles PlumleeF610”Duke UniversitySenior
Thomas RobinsonF69”Kansas UniversityJunior
Ralph Sampson JrF611”University of MinnesotaSenior
Jared SullingerF68”Ohio State UniversitySophomore
Marquis TeaguePG62”University of KentuckyFreshman
Adonis ThomasG-F66”University of MemphisFreshman
Deshaun ThomasF67”Ohio State UniversitySophomore
David WearF69”UCLASophomore
Travis WearF69”UCLASophomore
Kyle WeemsF66”MissouriStateSenior
Patric YoungF69”University of FloridaSophomore
Trey ZeiglerG65”Central MichiganSophomore

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