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  • Sim Bhullar, Canada

    The Nike Global Challenge begins Friday at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Ore. Team USA Midwest faces Nigeria in the opener at 2 p.m. Click here for the full schedule through Sunday's championship game.

    Complete rosters have been posted;

    USA East

    USA Midwest

    USA West/South






    10 Players to Watch

    Ulysse Adjabga, France: Adjabga has been a staple at the point guard position on French youth teams that have experienced a great deal of success internationally in recent years.

    Bradley Beal, USA Midwest: The St. Louis guard and Florida Gator commitment has had a great summer, including MVP honors at the FIBA U17 World Championship and leading his circuit team to a pair of major tournament finals.

    Sim Bhullar, Canada: Can this 7-foot-4 giant really play? Most reports over the summer indicate Bhullar has serious potential.

    Jabari Brown, USA West: The Oakland (Calif.) High School guard was spectacular two weeks ago in Las Vegas and it will be interesting to see if he can maintain that level of play against even tougher completion in Hillsboro.

    Anthony Davis, USA Midwest: Nobody has improved their stock more since April than Davis, who is listed at 6-9 and 187 pounds for the event. The rising senior attends Perspectives Charter in Chicago.

    Nick Faust, USA West/South: This will be my first glimpse of Faust. Like Davis, Faust wasn't a huge name coming out of his junior year at City College in Baltimore, but he has blown up on the summer circuit.

    Kevin Pangos, Canada: One of the top performers at the FIBA U17 World Championship in Germany earlier this summer, Pangos would be a Top 100 prospect if he played high school ball in the United States.

    Austin Rivers, USA East: "The Artist" is capable of putting up 35 or 40 points on any given weekend. Will the Winter Garden, Fla., scoring guard explode this weekend?

    Adonis Thomas, USA West/South: The Memphis wing always seems to provide highlights, but also does the little things to help his team win.

    Andrew Wiggins, Canada: The 6-6 wing has been touted as Canada's best prospect – ever. Barely 16 years old, Wiggins posted 20 points in the semifinals of the FIBA U17 World Championship against the United States.

  • Photo by Nicholas Koza

    Bradley Beal

    Below is a partial list of players (subject to change) expected to participate at the Nike Global Challenge beginning Friday in Hillsboro, Ore.

    Chicago's Wayne Blackshear has been identified by both the Nike Global Challenge and the adidas Nations event as a potential participant, so it will be interesting to see where he ends up Friday.

    The Nike Global Challenge pits three squads of American stars in an eight-team bracket also featuring challengers from Brazil, Canada, Nigeria and France, as well as a roster made up of players from Asian countries.

    Action begins at 2 p.m. from Hillsboro's Liberty High School. The championship game is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sunday night.

    Nike Global Challenge participants (subject to change)

    Bradley Beal, Chaminade (St. Louis, Mo.)
    Wayne Blackshear, Morgan Park (Chicago, Ill.)
    Jabari Brown, Oakland (Calif.)
    Kentavious Caldwell, Greenville (Ga.)
    Michael Carter-Williams, St. Andrew's (Hamilton, R.I.)
    Rakeem Christmas, Academy of the New Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Anthony Davis, Perspectives Charter (Chicago, Ill.)
    Michael Gbinije, Benedictine (Richmond, Va.)
    P.J. Hairston, Hargrave Military Academy (Greensboro, N.C.)
    James McAdoo, Norfolk Christian (Norfolk, Va.)
    Ben McLemore, Oak Hill Academy (St. Louis, Mo.)
    Austin Rivers, Winter Park (Fla.)
    Adonis Thomas, Melrose (Memphis, Tenn.)
    Josiah Turner, Sacramento (Calif.)
    Kyle Wiltjer, Jesuit (Portland, Ore.)