Bronny James has been named to the Team USA roster for the Nike Hoop Summit
- February 15, 2023
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Bronny James, the son of NBA career leader LeBron James, was one of 26 players announced Tuesday as members of the USA Basketball roster for this year’s Nike Hoop Summit.
The US teams will play international players on April 8 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. The international teams will be selected from pools of players representing FIBA Africa, FIBA Americas, FIBA Asia, FIBA Europe and FIBA Oceania over the coming weeks.
For Bronny James, a senior at California’s Sierra Canyon High who was ranked the 28th top recruit in the class of 2023 by ESPN, it is the first basketball experience in the United States. He has yet to announce his post-high school plans but is being recruited by Oregon, Ohio State, USC and others.
All 12 other players on the US men’s team have chosen schools, with Justin Edwards (Philadelphia) and DJ Wagner (Camden, New Jersey) picking Kentucky and Jared McCain (Corona, Calif.) and Sean Stewart (Windermere, Florida) picking for Duke .
Eight other schools have been accepted for the US men’s team: Omaha Biliew (Omaha, Nebraska) goes to the state of Iowa; Blake Buchanan (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho) goes to Virginia; Isaiah Collier (Marietta, Georgia) goes to Southern California; Eric Dailey Jr. (Tampa, Florida) goes to the state of Oklahoma; Ron Holland (Duncanville, Texas) goes to Texas; Jackson Shelstad (West Linn, Oregon) goes to Oregon; Ja’Kobe Walter (McKinney, Texas) goes to Baylor; and Cody Williams (Gilbert, Arizona) goes to Colorado.
A trio of schools each selected two commitments for the USA women’s team, which will be attending the Hoop Summit for the first time.
Arizona has Breya Cunningham (Chula Vista, California) and Jada Williams (Kansas City, Missouri). Connecticut has Kamorea “KK” Arnold (Germantown, Wisconsin) and Ashlynn Shade (Noblesville, Indiana). LSU has Aalyah Del Rosario (Danbury, Connecticut) and Mikaylah Williams (Bossier City, Louisiana).
Also selected were Duke Commitment Jadyn Donovan (Upper Marlboro, Maryland); North Carolina State Signs Zoe Brooks (Plainfield, New Jersey); Notre-Dame signs Hannah Hidalgo (Merchantville, New Jersey); Oklahoma signs Sahara Williams (Waterloo, Iowa); USC Signs Judea “Juju” Watkins (Sylmar, California); Stanford Signs Sunaja “Nunu” Agara (Minneapolis); and Texas sign Madison Booker (Ridgeland, Mississippi).
Dating back to 1995, the summit has drafted 253 former contestants into the NBA, with 90 top 10 selections and 14 No. 1 picks — including Cade Cunningham (2021), Zion Williamson (2019), Deandre Ayton (2018 ), Markelle Fultz (2017), Ben Simmons (2016), Karl-Anthony Towns (2015), Andrew Wiggins (2014), Anthony Bennett (2013), Anthony Davis (2012), Kyrie Irving (2011), John Wall (2010 ), Derrick Rose (2008), Andrea Bargnani (2006) and Elton Brand (1999).
Other Summit alumni include Kevin Garnett, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, Shane Battier, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Bradley Beal, and Tyler Herro.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.