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The Hoop Summit is annual most sought after basketball game featuring America's top senior high school players. Boys no more than 19 or even younger compete for being the World Select Team. Summit takes place every April and USA Currently holds 7-2 lead in 1995 series. Players and coaches are selected by none other than USA Basketball Men's Junior Development Committee itself. In 11 Nike Hoop Summit held on Saturday in Portland at beautiful Rose Garden, USA opened a comfortable lead by 54 - 42 and finally won the match with 98 - 78.
Seven points were fuelled by Jrue Holiday (Campbell Hall H.S./ North Hollywood, Calif.) 11 - 0 lead was posted by the USA in only first four minutes of the play. Same 20 point margin has been kept in two other notable occasions, first was 99 - 79 in 2004 games then 100 - 80 in games of 2007.This victory brought USA to enjoy seventh straight winning tournament.
DeMar DeRozan (Compton H.S. / Compton, Calif.),was one of the players whose scores were in double digits. He is heading to the USC in next fall games with the history of finishing game with 17 points in his pockets. Drew Gordon (Archbishop Mitty H.S. / San Jose, Calif.), is another forward player who is amongst the four playing at UCLA 2008 - 2009. Gorden walked out of the ground with 15 points and seven roundabouts.
Relying on the guards helped the Americans to disrpt the World Team. It helped them with the lead of 25 world turnovers and18 USA steals. In contrast US just committed 15 turnovers. All of 10 USA team members scored in double digits bringing victory to house. Hopson got 15 points, Holiday brought in 13 points in addition to five assists, Tyreke Evans (American Christian / Aston, Pa.)scored 11 points and American high eight rebounds and Wake Forest University bound Al-Farouq Aminu (Norcross H.S. / Norcross, Ga.) came home with 10 points and five rebounds.
USA head coach Douglas Mitchell (North Central H.S. / Indianapolis, Ind.) quoted that In the second half, we really picked up the pressure out front, Malcolm (Lee), Tyreke (Evans), Jrue (Holiday) and Jerime (Anderson) boosted the team with their performance and set the tough target for the opponents. With the dashing players on their side USA very efficiently made their way to victory with 12 - 6 lead. Amongst others with USA, Gordon only had nicked five points. Straight nine points were ripped off by the World squad, stepping forward with lead of 15 - 12 with 2:48 left in the first quarter of the game. On the other hand USA got four points from the future University of Tennessee Volunteer Scotty Hopson (University Heights / Hopkinsville, Ky.)
Second quarter brought a 10 point advantage point with 29 - 19. The US team fought hard I the second quarter and brought the gap down to only three points 41 - 38 by the mid way of the game. Following was 11 - 0 of the third quarter. This brought US to advantage of 54 - 42. World Guard Trogrim Summerfield brought down the score difference by three 56 - 47.
Gordon thanked the guards for their efforts and hard work. Besides the fact that the opposite teams guards were huge. Guards played major role in our success, setting up our offence. DeRozan commented, The World Team was big so it was hard for us to go to the hole and we had to adjust. We had to adjust and get a couple of steals and just run them,
First class performance earned good reviews to the team. Some of them are stated below;According to WORLD HEAD COACH ROB BEVERIDGE USA team did a good job with their guards which stole the strength of other teams. This was one of the biggest team we have ever played with. ALEXIS AJINCA thinks that US team plays good defense as their team really had a tough time to come back in second half of the game.
DEVOE JOSEPH: finds loosing a game disappointing but admits the good play by the Americans. He said that our team did good in practice runs but on the ground shots were not going down their way. EMMANUEL NEGEDU: said that Americans played really great and punished his teams mistakes and that it was good to play with the great team. TIM OHLBRECHT: found Americans style of playing different from other contemporary teams of Europe. He found them more of go getters group with athletic style play.