Video: Ben Simmons HighlightsNo. 1 recruit from Montverde Academy (Fla.) shows off his skills.
The World Select Team has been announced for the 18th annual Nike Hoop Summit, which will be played April 11 at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore.
Among the headliners will be reigning MaxPreps National Player of the Year Ben Simmons
of Montverde Academy (Fla.)
, Cheick Diallo
of Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.)
and Thon Maker of Canadian powerhouse Orangeville Prep.
That trio — all over 6-foot-9 — owns three of the top seven spots in the 247Sports Composite
rankings for the Class of 2015. Simmons is a native of Australia while Diallo hails from Mali.
They will be joined in Portland by players from Brazil, China and New Zealand among other locales.Malik Newman
of Callaway (Jackson, Miss.)
and Jaylen Brown
of newly-crowned state champion Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.)
will lead the USA contingent.
The United States leads the all-time series 12-5 but the World Select Team has won two of the past three meetings.World Select Team rosterPlayer, Ht., Pos., School/Club (Hometown)
Nedim Buza, 6-7, G/F, KK Spars (Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
George de Paula, 6-4, G, Pinheiros (Diadema, Brazil)Cheick Diallo
, 6-9, F/C, Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.)
Skal Labissiere, 6-10, F/C, Reach Your Dreams Prep (Memphis, Tenn.)
Thon Maker, 7-0, F/C, Orangeville Prep (Mono, Ontario, Canada)
Federico Mussini, 6-0, G, Reggio Emilia (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Jamal Murray, 6-4, G, Orangeville Prep (Mono, Ontario, Canada)
Stefan Peno, 6-5, G, Barcelona (Belgrade, Serbia)
Zhou Qi, 7-1, C, Xinjiang (Henan, China)Ben Simmons
, 6-9, F, Montverde Academy (Fla.)
Tai Wynard, 6-9, F/C, New Zealand Breakers (Henderson, New Zealand)
Video: Thon Maker HighlightsWatch the 7-foot prodigy in action.