TAG: adidas Nations

High School / Aug 7, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Photos: The Top 5 Players From adidas Nations Final Days

adidas Nations Dwight Howard

Adidas Nations, as we showed you earlier this week, started its sixth-annual tournament of the best U-19 talent the world has to offer with performances that drew high praise from the crowd of hoops experts assembled in Southern California. Their ranks counted players from new NBA draft picks who became counselors for the week, to the coaching staffs of Bill Bayno, Reggie Theus, Don MacLean and Eddie Johnson for a few. Dwight Howard, in SoCal for rehabilitation after back surgery, even stopped by to talk with campers (not wearing Magic colors). Days three and four, when pool play turned into a playoff, didn’t disappoint either. Read More »

Video / Aug 7, 2012 / 9:30 am

Video: Gorgui Dieng Dishes A Soccer-Style Alley-Oop

Gorgui Dieng

This isn’t a Louisville highlight conspiracy, I swear. It just so happens that two of the most eye-catching highlights from the Adidas Nations tournament over the weekend came from college counselors from the same school. First Peyton Siva threw down a 360-degree, between-the-legs number during counselors’ downtime. On Monday, Louisville’s 6-11 center Gorgui Dieng lobbed to Murray State’s Ed Daniel with a soccer-style oop. Read More »

High School / Aug 6, 2012 / 1:30 pm

Photos: The Top 5 Performances Of adidas Nations’ First Two Days

(photo. adidas) Brannen Greene of USA 2013 Red drives to the basket at adidas Nations on Saturday.

The sixth year of the prestigious high school hoops showcase, the Adidas Nations tournament, made its way to Southern California again starting on Aug. 2, with tonight’s title game marking the finish on CBS Sports. Nations is arguably one of only a handful of events around the world that can say it showcases the world’s best high school talent in one spot with nine teams of the top U-19 taleant. We take you inside the days spent at the Garden Grove, California, tournament and its highlights. Read More »

Video / Aug 6, 2012 / 9:30 am

Video: Peyton Siva’s Between-The-Legs 360 Dunk

Peyton Siva

Peyton Siva might be one of the top five best clutch guards in college. When Rick Pitino needs him at Louisville, Siva can tip the balance from scorer to distributor or vice versa. It’s mostly below-the-rim stuff for the player DraftExpress lists at 5-11. Taking a break from being a college counselor at this week’s Adidas Nations tournament, Siva may have changed that perception of his game just a little bit. Read More »

Smack / Aug 5, 2012 / 11:00 pm

Jeremy Lin Says Says Asian Players Have To Work Harder; The U.S. Women Rout China

Jeremy Lin

It goes without saying that Jeremy Lin is a smart guy. Having Harvard on your credentials makes that sort of a no-brainer. When the new Houston guard visited Taiwan during his first visit to see where his parents were born, Lin — born and raised in the U.S. but clearly cognizant of international relations — slipped a question Sunday during press availability about whether he’s Chinese or Taiwanese like a bad halfcourt trap. Read More »

High School / Aug 9, 2010 / 6:00 pm

Tune In To The adidas Nations Championship Game Tonight

Kyle Anderson

If you weren’t out in Chicago this past weekend for the fourth annual adidas Nations global experience, then you missed out on things like THIS. As one of the premier international grassroots basketball programs, the world’s elite 18-and-under players from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the U.S. battled it out all weekend at the Attack Athletics Center to make it to tonight’s championship and third place games held at UIC Pavilion. And with Quincy Miller and the Class of 2011 taking on Kyle Anderson and the Class of 2012, we suggest you tune in. Read More »

High School, Video / Aug 9, 2010 / 10:00 am

Quincy Miller Dunks On A Poor Italian Soul At adidas Nations

If you don’t know the name Quincy Miller yet, get familiar. At adidas Nations this past weekend in Chicago, the rising senior threw down the ridiculous dunk on the Italian team. Check it out below.

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High School, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 28, 2009 / 2:24 pm

Limited Edition adidas Nations TS Commander LT

adidas Nations TS Commander LT

As the world’s top 18-and-under players congregate in Dallas, Texas next week for the 3rd Annual adidas Nations basketball camp, all the players that grace the court will be wearing the limited edition adidas Nations TS Commander LT. Read More »