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2014 Nike Hoop Summit: Live Game Thread

Welcome to the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit game, where two of Kentucky's four 2014 signees show off their skill.

Jonathan Daniel

The Nike Hoop Summit has traditionally been one of the better all-star-type games played every year. For whatever reason, perhaps because it is the USA select team versus the world select team, this game tends to be more competitive and well-played than games like the McDonald's All-American or Jordan Brand Classic games.

Tonight's game feature two incoming Kentucky players, both big guys — Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. and Trey Lyles. As far as schools having players in the game, Duke currently leads with three, Kansas and Kentucky have two. Florida also has a player in the game, as does Indiana.

Here are the rosters, courtesy of the Nike Hoop Summit website:

USA Roster

PLAYER NAME POSITION HEIGHT / WEIGHT DATE OF BIRTH HIGH SCHOOL / COLLEGE HOMETOWN
Cliff Alexander F 6-9 / 230 November 16, 1995 Curie Metropolitan H.S. / Kansas* Chicago, IL
Joel Berry II G 6-1 / 185 April 1, 1995 Lake Highland Prep School / North Carolina* Apopka, FL
James Blackmon, Jr. G 6-2 / 175 April 24, 1995 Marian H.S. / Indiana* Fort Wayne, IN
Stanley Johnson F 6-7 / 226 May 29, 1996 Mater Dei H.S. / Arizona* Fullerton, CA
Tyus Jones G 6-0 / 171 May 10, 1996 Apple Valley H.S. / Duke* Apple Valley, MN
Jahlil Okafor C 6-10 / 260 December 15, 1995 Whitney Young H.S. / Duke* Chicago, IL
Kelly Oubre F 6-7 / 190 December 9, 1995 Findlay Prep (NV) / Kansas* Fort Bend, TX
Theo Pinson F 6-6 / 185 November 5, 1995 Wesleyan Christian Academy / North Carolina* Greensboro, NC
Myles Turner C 6-11 / 240 March 24, 1996 Trinity H.S. / Undecided Bedford, TX
Justise Winslow F 6-6 / 210 March 26, 1996 St. John’s School / Duke* Houston, TX
Reid Travis C 6-7 / 215 November 25, 1995 DeLaSalle H.S. / Stanford* Minneapolis, MN


World Roster

PLAYER NAME POSITION HEIGHT COUNTRY CURRENT TEAM
James Metecan Birsen F 6-9 Turkey Fenerbache Ülker
Clint Capela C 6-9 Switzerland ES Chalon-sur-Saone
Brandone Francis G 6-5 Dominican Republic Arlington Country Day School, Fla. / Florida*
Damien Inglis F 6-9 France Chorale de Roanne Basket
Nikoa Jokic F 6-10 Serbia KK Mega Vizura
Trey Lyles C 6-9 Canada Arsenal Technical H.S., Ind. / Kentucky*
Emmanuel Mudiay G 6-5 Democratic Republic of Congo Prime Prep Academy, Texas / Southern Methodist*
Jamal Murray G 6-6 Canada Athlete Institute
Gao Shang G 6-6 China Guangdong Southern Tigers
Karl Towns, Jr. C 6-11 Dominican Republic St. Joseph H.S., N.J. / Kentucky*
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk G 6-5 Ukraine SK Cherkasy Monkeys

This game is generally worth paying close attention to because it tends to be competitive and has some intensity to it. I really like the World team in this game, and it will be particularly interesting to see the two Kentucky big men play together, as they were opponents in the McDonald's All-American game.