Written By Duke Sports Information Dept.
COLORADO SPRINGS -- Future Duke Blue Devils Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow headline a 10-member roster for the 2014 USA Junior National Select Team that will take on a World Select Team in the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit on April 12 at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore., as announced today by USA Basketball.
The Nike Hoop Summit is the country's premier annual basketball game for high-school-age boys, and it features America's top seniors playing against a World Select Team comprised of elite, international players age 19 years old or younger.
The USA will be led at the 17th annual game by its most experienced roster yet as it looks to capture a win after losses in 2012 and 2013. Overall, the United States owns an 11-5 series advantage.
Okafor is a three-time gold medalist with USA Basketball and MVP of the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship, while Winslow and Jones have also earned gold medals with the program. Joining the Duke trio on the roster are Stanley Johnson, Joel Berry II, Theo Pinson, Cliff Alexander, James Blackmon, Jr., Kelly Oubre and Myles Turner.
Okafor collected his third gold medal this past summer at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, and Winslow joined him on that team as the USA rolled up a 9-0 record. Okafor averaged 10.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game and was selected to the five-member All-FIBA U19 World Championship Team.
Okafor and Winslow also were USA teammates in 2012, and were joined by Berry, Johnson and Jones on the U.S. team that won gold at the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship.
In 2011, Johnson, Jones, Okafor and Pinson were members of the USA team that won gold at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
Duke Sports Information Dept.