adidas Nations 2012
adidas Nations is coming to the Long Beach City College Hall of Champions Gym on Monday, August 6. Come watch some of the best high school basketball players from around the world compete for a championship.
Admission and parking is FREE!!! Come pack the house for a live national television audience as both games will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network. The consolation final game is schedule for 5 pm followed by the championship contest at 6:30 pm.
What is adidas NATIONS
adidas nations is the premiere global high school basketball
platform for player development and competition. Commencing in
2007, adidas Nations identifies the top young players in the world
and is designed to emphasize and focus on adidas' core belief that
real success in the game of basketball comes from refined
fundamentals and playing as a team. The world's top players, 19 and
under, will be selected to comprise nine regional teams from
Africa, Asia Pacific, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the
Teams partake in training camps and competition around the world with a primary focus on becoming a professional basketball player. The culmination of this program brings all nine teams together to train and ultimately compete in an international world championship under the guidance and mentorship of highly esteemed NBA coaches, past and present players, and counseled by the top 30 college players in America.
In essence, adidas is redefining Grassroots basketball and developing the next crop of superstars along the way. Over the past two years (2011, 2012) 29 adidas nations participants have been drafted into the NBA, and 68 players overall. Some of the top names include: Derrick Rose, Serge Ibaka, Eric Gordan, Jrue Holiday, Brook and Robin Lopez, Damian Lillard, Alec Burks, Jared Sullinger, Andre Drummond, Josh Smith, Kevin Love, Tyreke Evans, James Harden, Demar Derozen, Mike Conley Jr., Paul George, Brandon Knight, Tristan Thompson, Corey Joseph, Iman Shumpert, Josh Selby and many more.
Visit www.adidasnations.com for more information.