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Henry, Orton highlight Nike team headed to Brazil

Posted on: August 14, 2008 6:11 pm

Nine high school basketball players left the United States today for Brazil, where they will compete against some of the top teams from South America on a Nike-sponsored trip. The Americans will visit three cities and play four games before returning next Saturday.

Here's a list of the participants:

(College situation is in parenthesis)

  • Avery Bradley (uncommitted)
  • Jamal Coombs-McDaniel (committed to Connecticut)
  • Keith Gallon (uncommitted)
  • Xavier Henry (uncommitted)
  • Milton Jennings (committed to Clemson)
  • Tommy Mason-Griffin (committed to Oklahoma)
  • Alex Oriakhi (committed to Connecticut)
  • Daniel Orton (uncommitted)
  • Phil Pressey (uncommitted)

Two of those players -- Jennings and Pressey -- were subjects of columns at this week.

You can read those here and here.

Pressey is the only Class of 2010 prospect competing.

Everybody else is from the Class of 2009.

Also worth noting is that the group will be joined on the trip by Brazilian Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Since: Jun 28, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2008 9:04 pm

Henry, Orton highlight Nike team headed to Brazil

Gary I think you need a new rule for "The Thoughts"..  your rule should be: When discussing uncommitted recruits, I will not only state that they are uncommitted, but I will also announce their leading schools (top 3); as well as my personal best guess about where they will land.   Thereby making everyone extremely happy, and ensuring no death threat emails;)

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