2011 adidas Nations Roster Announced

Courtesy of our friends at adidas:

LOS ANGELES, August 1, 2011 adidas 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 including Africa, 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. The multi-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, visit www.adidasnations.com or www.youtube.com/adidasnations. Join our social networks at www.twitter.com/adidasnations and www.facebook.com/adidasnations.

USA 2012

# Player Pos. Height High School Home Town
23 Jordan Adams G 64” Oak Hill Academy (VA) Lawrenceville, GA
5 Kyle Anderson G/F 68” St. Anthony (NJ) Fairview, NJ
33 Isaiah Austin F/C 71” Grace Prep (TX) Burleson, TX
32 DaJuan Coleman C 69” Jamesville Dewitt (NY) Syracuse, NY
3 Andre Drummond C 611” St. Thomas More (CT) Oakdale, CT
4 Kris Dunn PG 63” New London (CT) Oakdale, CT
31 Perry Ellis F 68” Heights (KS0 Wichita, KS
11 Yogi Ferrell G 511” Park Tudor (IN) Indianapolis, IN
22 Shaq Goodwin F 67” Southwest Dekalb (GA) Decatur, GA
25 Amile Jefferson F 67” Friends Central (PA) Philadelphia, PA
24 Xavier Johnson F 66” Mater Dei (CA) Dana Point, CA
15 Shabazz Muhammad G/F 66” Bishop Gorman (NV) Las Vegas, NV
1 Rodney Purvis G 64” Upper Room Christian Raleigh, NC
55 Cameron Ridley C 69” Bush (TX) Richmond, TX
30 Winston Shepard F 68” Findlay Prep (NV) Fresno, TX
40 Jarnell Stokes F/C 68” Central High School (TN) Memphis, TN
50 Kaleb Tarczewski C 7’0” St. Marks School (MA) Clermont, NH
34 Jordan Tebbutt G 65” Oak Hill Academy (VA) Tualatin, OR
12 Gabe York G 62” Orange Lutheran (CA) Walnut, CA

USA 2013

# Player Pos. Height High School Home Town
15 Shaqquan Aaron G/F 67” Mater Dei (CA) Apple Valley, CA
50 Clifton Alexander C 69” Curie (IL) Chicago, IL
10 Nate Britt G 61” Gonzaga College (DC) Upper Marlboro, MD
14 Elijah Brown G 62” St. Edward (OH) Westlake, OH
33 Rodney Bullock F 67” Kecoughtan (VA) Hampton, VA
4 Keith Frazier G 65 Irving (TX) Irving, TX
43 Derrick Griffin F 68” Terry (TX) Rosenberg, TX
3 Isaac Hamilton G 64” Crenshaw (CA) Los Angeles, CA
32 Thomas Hamilton C 69” Whitney Young (IL) Chicago, IL
2 Aaron Harrison G 65” Travis (TX) Richmond, TX
5 Andrew Harrison G 65” Travis (TX) Richmond, TX
11 Kasey Hill G 62” Montverde Academy (FL) Clermont, FL
34 Kuran Iverson F 68” Northwest Catholic (CT) Bloomfield, CT
41 Trey Lyles F 67” Arsenal Tech (IN) Camby, IN
35 Jordan Mickey F 67” Berkner (TX) Richardson, TX
20 Solomon Poole G 61” Terry Parker (FL) Jacksonville, FL
21 Malik Price-Martin F 69” Monsignor Pace (FL) Miami, FL
55 Karviar Shepherd C 610” Desoto (TX) Cedar Hill, TX
24 Chris Walker F 68” Holmes County (FL) Dunwoody, GA
1 Nigel Williams-Goss G 63” Findlay Prep (NV) Henderson, NV

adidas Nations Collegiate Counselors

Player Pos. Height College School Year
Will Barton G 66” University of Memphis Sophomore
Lorenzo Brown G 65” NC State Sophomore
Dion Dixon G 65” Cincinnati Senior
Yancy Gates F 69” Cincinnati Senior
Ryan Harrow PG 6’0” University of Kentucky Sophomore
Terrell Holloway PG 6’0” Xavier University Senior
Joe Jackson PG 6’0” University of Memphis Sophomore
Pierre Jackson PG 510” Baylor University Junior
Perry Jones F 611 Baylor University Sophomore
Rob Jones F 66” Saint Marys College Senior
Jalen Kendrick F 66” University of Mississippi Sophomore
CJ Leslie F 69” NC State Sophomore
Damian Lillard G 6”2 Weber State Junior
Ray McCallum PG 61” Detroit Sophomore
LeBryan Nash F 67” Oklahoma State University Freshman
Reeves Nelson F 67 UCLA Junior
Mason Plumlee F 69” Duke University Junior
Miles Plumlee F 610” Duke University Senior
Thomas Robinson F 69” Kansas University Junior
Ralph Sampson Jr F 611” University of Minnesota Senior
Jared Sullinger F 68” Ohio State University Sophomore
Marquis Teague PG 62” University of Kentucky Freshman
Adonis Thomas G-F 66” University of Memphis Freshman
Deshaun Thomas F 67” Ohio State University Sophomore
David Wear F 69” UCLA Sophomore
Travis Wear F 69” UCLA Sophomore
Kyle Weems F 66” Missouri State Senior
Patric Young F 69” University of Florida Sophomore
Trey Zeigler G 65” Central Michigan Sophomore

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