2010 adidas Nations Roster Announced Chicago to Host Global Basketball Experience for Top High School Players with Live Television Broadcast on CBS College Sports Network

CHICAGO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- adidas today announced the roster for the fourth annual adidas Nations global experience, the premier international grassroots basketball program. adidas Nations will take place at the Attack Athletics Center in Chicago August 5-8, with the championship and third place games held at UIC Pavilion on Monday, August 9 at 6:00 p.m. CDT and broadcast live for the first time on CBS College Sports Network.

The world's elite 18-and-under players from six international teams including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, US 2010 and US 2011, will train and compete in the prestigious annual program. Current NBA players, highly esteemed NBA veterans and collegiate players join the global program as head coaches, mentors and camp counselors.  

NBA players Corey Brewer (Minnesota Timberwolves), Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers), Toney Douglas (New York Knicks), Robin Lopez (Phoenix Suns), Anthony Randolph (New York Knicks) and Serge Ibake (Oklahoma City Thunder) will counsel and mentor players throughout the weekend. Former players and head coaches Eddie Johnson, Detlef Schrempf, Tony Brown, Frank Johnson and Eric Musselman will act as regional head coaches.  

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 program's agenda. Athletes' Performance, the leader in sports training, directs and engages the participating players through advanced programs to supplement their on-court training and provide them training tools for their future basketball careers at the collegiate and professional level.

The culmination of adidas Nations will feature a championship and third place game at UIC Pavilion with the top four teams. General admission tickets are available for $10 at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (312) 413-5740. The final games will be broadcast live on CBS College Sports Network and exclusive same day video highlights will be available at www.maxpreps.com. Daily practices, workout rotations and early tournament games will be held at Attack Athletics Center located at 2641 West Harrison Street, Chicago.

Players attending adidas Nations will play in the limited edition Nations Heat Check basketball shoe. Eastbay, the official retail sponsor of adidas Nations, will retail a limited number of 100 pairs at www.eastbay.com/adidas for $100.

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USA 2011


Player

Pos.

Height

High School

Home Town

Quincy Miller

F

6'8"

Quality Education Academy (NC)

Winston-Salem, NC

LaQuinton Ross

G/F

6'9"

Burlington Christian (NJ)

Jackson, MS

LeBryan Nash

F

6'7"

Lincoln (TX)

Dallas, TX

Kevin Ware*

G

6'4"

Rockdale (GA)

Conyers, GA

Deuce Bello

G

6'3"

Westchester Academy (NC)

High Point, NC

Quinn Cook

G

6'1"

Dematha (MD)

Bowie, MD

Wayne Blackshear

G/F

6'5"

Morgan Parks (IL)

Chicago, IL

Ryan Boatright

G

5'10"

East Aurora (IL)

Aurora, IL

Rodney Purvis

G

6'5"

Upper Room Christian Academy

Raleigh, NC

Cody Zeller

F

6'10"

Washington (IN)

Washington, IN

Damien Leonard

G/F

6'5"

J.L. Mann (SC)

Piedmont, SC

Marshall Plumlee

C

6'11"

Christ School (NC)

Winona Lake, IN

Michael Chandler

C

6'10"

Lawrence North (IN)

Indianapolis, IN

Cameron Ridley

C

6'10"

George Bush (TX)

Richmond, TX



USA 2012


Player

Pos.

Height

High School

Home Town

Kyle Anderson

G/F

6'8"

Paterson Catholic (NJ)

Fairview, NJ

Kevin Ferrell

G

5'10"

Park Tudor

Indianapolis, IN

Jordan Adams

G

6'4"

Central Gwinnett (GA)

Lawrenceville, GA

Shabazz Muhammad

G/F

6'5"

Bishop Gorman (NV)

Las Vegas, NV

Winston Shepard

F

6'8"

Findlay Prep (NV)

Fresno, TX

Jordan Price

G

6'5"

McCallie School (TN)

Conyers, GA

Xavier Johnson

G/F

6'6"

Chaparral (CA)

Murrieta, CA

Amile Jefferson

F

6'7"

Friends Central (PA)

Philadelphia, PA

Dajuan Coleman

C

6'9"

Jamesville Dewitt (NY)

Syracuse, NY

Isaiah Austin

F/C

7'0"

Grace Prep (TX)

Burleson, TX

Jordan Tebbutt**

G/F

6'5"

Horizon Christian (OR)

Tualatin, OR

Alex Murphy

F

6'8"

St. Mark's School (MA)

Wakefield, RI

Jarnell Stokes

F/C

6'8"

Central High School (TN)

Memphis, TN

Wannah Bail

F

6'8"

Trent International (TX)

Sugarland, TX

Kaleb Tarczewski

C

7'0"

St. Mark's (MA)

Southborough, MA



*Denotes injured, and will not play but attend program  

**Denoted injured, not attending

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