Nike Hoop Summit Team Includes Chicago Big Men Jahlil Okafor and Cliff Alexander
The 2014 Nike Hoop Summit teams were announced today, and thought would share the tweet below where you can view the full team. Chicago basketball was well represented and was quite pleased to see that, and you can bet that Jahlil Okafor and Cliff Alexander will have some nice battles down the line; heck, they could even meet in the playoffs this year.
Congratulations to Duke signee Tyus Jones (@Tyusjones06) on being named part of the 2014 Team USA Nike Hoop Summit Roster.
— Chip Miller (@BLUEChip_Miller) January 21, 2014
Only the U.S. squad has been announced, but they should announce the international squad sometime in March. It is quite an impressive team, and would honestly be shocked if the World squad won this year. Last year, they had Andrew Wiggins, but the talent pool is not quite as deep this year. Have heard incredible things about Dante Exum, so will be quite excited to catch him in a game.
Right now would rate Okafor above Alexander if had to rate between the two Chicago big men, but they are both truly impressive in their own right. Will definitely keep you all posted if make it to any of their games later this season, and hoping to make that happen just for my own benefit.
Stop by tomorrow for a little bit of everything; we will have Rant Sports Prep cooking as well as some more pro basketball previews as well. Will leave you today with a bit of fortune cookie wisdom (think have decided to do this twice a day; once with the previews and once for Rant Sports Prep) to keep you warm on your travels.
“An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind” -Mohandas K. Gandhi