World Select Team Morning Practice
Day Two of the Nike Hoop Summit started off with a morning practice session for the World Select Team. Despite feeling some fatigue from the all star game tour he has been on over the past two weeks, Andrew Wiggins was spectacular this morning. The Canadian was engaged on both sides of the ball and mixed his offensive attack with outside jump shots and aggressive slashes to the rim. When Wiggins comes to play he is simply on another level.
While no one could keep up with Wiggins this morning it was interesting to watch the match up between Andrew and 6’7 Russian Sergey Karasev. On several occasions the two traded buckets, elevating each other’s games. Karasev has an effortless stroke from beyond the arc and has passed the ball very well through the first two days of practice. Dante Exum continued to impress with his elite first step and ability to turn the corner on his defender. Late addition Tomas Dimsa of Lithuania participated in his first practice and looked very comfortable with the team.
World Select Team Evening Practice
The evening session consisted mostly of a 40 minute intrasquad scrimmage. Tomas Dimsa got off to a quick start in the scrimmage and continued to shoot the ball well from three point range throughout the night. Lead guard Dennis Schroder had his best practice to date as he exhibited his ability to penetrate and make plays for himself and his teammates. Once again Andrew Wiggins and Sergey Karasev went back and forth on several possessions giving everyone in attendance another glimpse of one of the best match ups the World Team has to offer. 6’11 Mouhammadou Jaiteh scored the ball well throughout the scrimmage while Karl Towns made some eye popping shots in the paint. Later today there will be a post that covers the scrimmage in depth (with video highlights).