Nike Hoop Summit Day One & Official Measurements

The 2013 Nike Hoop Summit kicked off today in Portland, Oregon with the first World Select Team practice. The Trail Blazers practice facility was filled with NBA Scouts getting a glimpse of some of the most talented International players the world has to offer. In a gym filled with high level athletes and NBA Draft early entrants, high school junior Karl Towns was the most productive prospect of the day.

Towns hit the glass hard on both ends of the floor, finished strong inside, and showed his ability to step out and knock down jumpers. The New Jersey product was also one of the verbal leaders throughout the first practice, helping to organize his team as an on court extension of coaches Roy Rana and Marin Sedlacek. Measuring at 7’0 in shoes, Towns’ offensive versatility is downright scary.

Another scary prospect is seven footer Joel Embiid who has a ridiculous amount of potential on the defensive end. Embiid put on a clinic in the first practice using his length to block and alter shots, get steals in the post, and physically dominate other post players. 2014 combo guard Dante Exum used a great first step to get to the rim against defenders all day, draft eligible Livio Jean-Charles was active on both sides of the ball, and German playmaker Dennis Schroder was the best distributor of the day.

Along with the first glimpse of the competitors, the official Hoop Summit measurements were also released today. Five players came in with wing spans of 7’0 and longer. Mouhammadou Jaiteh was measured at 6’11, several inches taller than he was reported to be. Below is the full official list of player measurements for the World Select Team.

Name/Position/Height/Weight/Wingspan/Year of Birth/Country/Current Team
Dennis Schroder – PG  6’2  168  6’7.25  1993  Germany  NY Phantoms Braunschweig
Nikola Ivanovic – PG  6’3  193  6’3.25  1994  Montenegro  KK Buducnost
Gabriel Deck – SF/PF  6’7  228  6’8.5  1995  Argentina  SE A. Atletica Quimsa
Dante Exum – SG  6’6  188  6’9.25  1995  Australia  Australian Institute of Sport
Andrew Wiggins – SF  6’8  197  7’0  1995  Canada  Huntington Prep
Sergey Karasev – SF  6’7  197  6’9.25  1993  Russia  Triumph Lyubertsy
Joel Embiid – C 7’0 240  7’5  1994  Cameroon  The Rock HS (Florida)
Mouhammadou Jaiteh – PF/C  6’11  249  7’4  1994  France  SO Maritime Boulogne
Tomas Dimsa – SG 6’6 188 6’6 1994 Lithuania Zalgiris
Livio-Jean Charles – SF 6’9  217  7’2.5  1993  France  Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne
Karl Towns Jr – PF/C 7’0  243  7’3.5  1995  Dominican Republic  St Joseph HS (New Jersey)

All measurements are taken with SHOES ON.
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