Ducks Signee Kel'el Ware to Participate in 2022 USA Basketball Nike Hoop Summit on Friday
PORTLAND — The 2022 Nike Hoop Summit will take place on Friday, April 8 at 7: 00 p.m. PT at the Moda Center and features Ducks signee Kel'el Ware. The game will be available to stream on usab.com, nba.com, as well as via @usabasketball on Twitter, and @NBA on Facebook and YouTube.
Tickets are available starting at $10 and can be purchased here: https://www.nikehoopsummit.com/tickets
Largely considered the most competitive high school all-star game in the country, the 10 prospects on the USA's roster will face off against 10 international players selected to the 2022 World Select Team. Ware is among the most exciting prospects in the 2022 class, having also been named a McDonald's All-American.
The seven-footer averaged 23.2 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.8 blocks this season for the North Little Rock (Arkansas) Charging Wildcats. Anchored by Ware, the Wildcats are the two-time defending 6A state champions and finished the season as one of the best high school teams in the country. A dominant force in every game, Ware made headlines earlier this season when he recorded an 18-block triple-double. The consensus 5-star recruit sits at 10th overall in the 247Sports 2022 recruiting class and No. 16 in the ESPN top 100.
"USA Basketball is excited to continue the Nike Hoop Summit tradition in its longtime home of Portland," USA Basketball CEO Jim Tooley said. "The game offers fans and scouts the opportunity to see future stars of the game in a competitive and entertaining environment as we welcome some of the best athletes from across the country and around the world."
Held annually since 1995, 253 Nike Hoop Summit alumni have been drafted by NBA teams, with 14 having been selected with the No. 1 overall pick and 88 taken in the top 10.
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