Bronny James tops picks for Nike Hoop Top
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– Bronny James, the son of NBA career scoring leader LeBron James, was among 26 players revealed Tuesday as members of the U.S.A. Basketball rosters for this year’s Nike Hoop Summit.The U.S. teams will play April 8 versus worldwide players at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. The international groups will be selected in the coming weeks, from pools of players representing FIBA Africa, FIBA Americas, FIBA Asia, FIBA Europe and FIBA Oceania.It’ll be the very first USA Basketball experience for Bronny James, a senior at California’s Sierra Canyon High ranked as the 28th-best hire in the 2023 class by ESPN. He has not yet revealed his post-high school strategies but is being recruited by Oregon, Ohio State, USC and others.Editor’s Picks 2 Associated All 12 of the other players for the U.S. guys’s group have actually devoted to schools, with Justin Edwards
(Philadelphia )and DJ Wagner( Camden, New Jersey) choosing Kentucky and Jared McCain (Corona, California) and Sean Stewart(Windermere, Florida )going to Duke.Eight other schools have one commit on the USA men’s team: Omaha Biliew (Omaha, Nebraska )is going to Iowa State; Blake Buchanan(Coeur d’Alene, Idaho) is going to Virginia; Isaiah Collier (Marietta, Georgia )is going to Southern California; Eric Dailey Jr.( Tampa, Florida )is going to Oklahoma State; Ron Holland (Duncanville, Texas) is going to Texas; Jackson Shelstad (West Linn, Oregon )is going to Oregon; Ja’Kobe Walter(McKinney, Texas) is going to Baylor; and Cody Williams (Gilbert, Arizona )is going to Colorado.WOMEN’S GROUP A trio of schools each had actually two commits selected for the U.S.A. ladies’s group, which will be participating in 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 chosen were Duke dedicate Jadyn Donovan(Upper Marlboro, Maryland ); North Carolina State devote Zoe Brooks (Plainfield, New Jersey); Notre Dame devote Hannah Hidalgo(Merchantville, New Jersey); Oklahoma dedicate Sahara Williams(Waterloo, Iowa ); USC dedicate Judea “Juju”Watkins( Sylmar, California ); Stanford commit Sunaja”Nunu “Agara(Minneapolis); and Texas commit Madison Booker (Ridgeland, Mississippi). HISTORY The summit goes back to 1995 and has seen 253 previous individuals drafted into the NBA, with 90 top-10 selections and 14 No. 1 chooses– 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 alumni of the summit consist of 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 utilized in this report.