Covering High School Sports in America

Photo by Michael Henderson

Cameron Ridley, Fort Bend Bush

This weekend marks the end of an exhausting summer run for high school basketball's top prospects with a pair of internationally-themed tournaments.

In Chicago, adidas Nations will feature two teams of elite American talents taking on challengers from the continents of Africa, Asia and Europe, in addition to a Canadian squad. The event begins Friday, Aug. 6 and runs through Monday, Aug. 9.

In Hillsboro, Ore., the Nike Global Challenge will have a similar feel with three teams representing the United States facing Brazil, Canada, Nigeria and France, as well as a roster made up of players from Asian countries.

The Nike Global Challenge also begins Friday and runs through Sunday. MaxPreps will be on hand Friday in Hillsboro and pass along more information on participants when it becomes available.

The third place and championship games of adidas Nations will be televised by CBS College Sports at 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. EST on Aug. 9.

Here are the American participants for the adidas event;

USA 2011

Quddus "Deuce" Bello, Westchester Academy (High Point, N.C.)
Wayne Blackshear, Morgan Park (Chicago, Ill.)
Ryan Boatright, East Aurora (Aurora, Ill.)
Michael Chandler, Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Damien Leonard, J.J. Mann (Piedmont, S.C.)
Quincy Miller, Westchester Academy (High Point, N.C.)
LeBryan Nash, Lincoln (Dallas, Texas)
Cameron Ridley, Bush (Richmond, Texas)
LaQuinton Ross, Life Center Academy (Burlington, N.J.)
Kevin Ware, Rockdale County (Conyers, Ga.)
Marshall Plumlee, Christ School (Arden, N.C.)
Rodney Purvis, Upper Room Christian (Raleigh, N.C.)
Cody Zeller, Washington (Ind.)

USA 2012

Jordan Adams, Central Gwinnett (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
Kyle Anderson, St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.)
Isaiah Austin, Grace Prep (Burleston, Texas)
Wanna Bail, Trent International (Sugar Land, Texas)
DaJuan Coleman, Jamesville-DeWitt (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Kevin Ferrell, Park Tudor (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Amile Jefferson, Friends' Central (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Xavier Johnson, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Shabazz Muhammad, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Alex Murphy, St. Mark's (Wakefield, R.I.)
Jordan Price, McCallie (Conyers, Ga.)
Winston Shepard, Findlay Prep (Fresno, Texas)
Jarnell Stokes, Central (Memphis, Tenn.)
Kaleb Tarczewski, St. Mark's (Southborough, Mass.)
Jordan Tebbutt, Horizon Christian (Tualatin, Ore.)