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May 20th, 2013
The 2013 draft lottery will be held on May 21st at 8:30 PM ET. Here is a look at the lottery teams and their odds of winning.
From May 9th to 12th in London, the finals of the Nike Junior International Tournament took place in conjunction with the Euroleague Final 4. The qualifying teams were: Red Star Belgrade, Joventut Badalona, Spars Sarajevo, Lietuvos Rytas, FC Regal Barcelona, INSEP, China and England. The final game took place at the O2 arena and was won in blowout fashion by Joventut, who were led by break out MVP shooting guard Alberto Abalde, by a 82-59 finish. Here is a list of players that showed the most potential:
The NBA Draft combine will take place in Chicago from May 15-19. Here is a list of the participants:
Steven Adams 7-0 250 C Pittsburgh Fr.
Anthony Bennett 6-7 240 PF UNLV Fr. (Inj)
Lorenzo Brown 6-4 190 PG NC State Jr.
Reggie Bullock 6-7 190 SG North Carolina Jr.
Trey Burke 6-0 180 PG Michigan So.
Kentavious Caldwell Pope 6-5 205 SG Georgia So.
Long Beach State guard/forward James Ennis is no stranger to working hard to get where he wants to go. He began his career at little known Ventura College in Southern California and after two years there was offered a scholarship at Long Beach State. After helping his team to an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2012, Ennis led his team in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots on his way to Big West Player of the Year Honors in 2013.
By Ian Powers
Official early entry list of players that have submitted their names for the draft. Internaional players have until June 17th to pull their names out.
May 15-19 -- 2013 Draft Combine (Chicago)
May 21 -- 2013 NBA Draft Lottery
June 8-10 adidas Eurocamp
June 17 -- NBA Draft early entry withdrawal deadline (5 p.m. ET)
June 27 -- 2013 NBA Draft
Officially Announced they Will Enter
The World Team made it look easy defeating Team USA 112-98 behind the play of Andrew Wiggins 17 pts and 9 reb, Livio Jean Charles 27 pts and 13 reb and Dennis Schroeder 18 pts and 6 ast. Coach Roy Rana deserves a lot of credit for beating Team USA in back to back years for the first time ever. His ability to get everyone playing together with tremendous chemistry cannot be overlooked.
Talent was not the issue for this year’s version of Team USA in the Hoop Summit. While the World Team’s size might have been hard to overcome, the Americans had some similar issues to last year’s squad with regard to lack of team play. Also, the World Team having athleticism equal to or greater than Team USA put a major hitch in the full court press that has been effective in stifling opponents in past Hoop Summit contests.