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    Top High School Basketball Talent Headlines Fifth Annual Global BasketballProgram

    Professional Basketball Stars and Collegiate Players to Serve as Counselors

    LOS ANGELES, August 1, 2011 adidas today announced the roster for thefifth annual adidas Nations global experience, the premier internationalgrassroots basketball program. adidas Nations will take place at the HAXAthletic Club in Los Angeles August 5-7, with the championship and third place

    games held at California State University Dominguez Hills Torodome onMonday, August 8 at 4 p.m. PST and broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.

    The countrys top-ranked high school players will participate including ShabazzMuhammad (Bishop Gorman HS/Las Vegas), Andre Drummond (St. ThomasMore School/Middleton, CT), Isaiah Austin (Grace Preparatory

    Academy/Burleson, TX), DaJuan Coleman (Jamesville Dewitt HS/Syracuse, NY),Kyle Anderson (St. Anthony HS/Jersey City, NJ) and Cameron Ridley (BushHS/Richmond, TX).

    Top-rated players will also represent international teams including EmmanualMudiay (Grace Prep HS/Africa), Zena Edosmwan (Harvard Westlake HS/Africa),

    Steven Adams (Scots College/Asia), Wannah Bail (Trent Internationale/LatinAmerican), Ricardo Gathers (Riverside Academy/Latin America ) and HannerPerea (La Lumiere HS/Latin America).

    The worlds elite 18-and-under players from eight international teamsincluding Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, US 2012 and US 2013,will train and compete in the prestigious annual program. This year, theNations roster expanded to include two additional US teams.

    Professional basketball standouts Josh Smith, Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon,Candace Parker, Arron Afflalo, Wesley Johnson, Quincy Pondexter and AlecBurks and former players and coaches Mike Dunleavy, Kiki Vandeweghe, Alex

    English and Detlef Schrempf along with more than 30 collegiate players willcounsel and mentor players throughout the weekend.

    adidas Nations emphasizes adidas core belief that success in the game ofbasketball comes from playing as a team. The multi-faceted internationalcurriculum includes expert training and strategy tips, comprehensive workoutsessions and scrimmages. Off-court elements essential to all athletes

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    success, such as nutritional education, global interactions, leadership andphilanthropy are woven into the programs agenda.

    The culmination of adidas Nations will feature a championship and third placegame at California State University Dominguez Hills Torodome, 1000 E.Victoria Street, Carson, CA, 90747. General admission tickets are available at

    the door for $10.Page 2/3 adidas Nations 2011

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    USA 2012# Player Pos


    High School Home Town


    Jordan Adams G 64 Oak Hill Academy (VA) Lawrenceville, GA

    5 Kyle Anderson G/F 68 St. Anthony (NJ) Fairview, NJ


    Isaiah Austin F/C 71 Grace Prep (TX) Burleson, TX


    DaJuan Coleman C 69 Jamesville Dewitt (NY) Syracuse, NY

    3 Andre Drummond C 611 St. Thomas More (CT) Oakdale, CT

    4 Kris Dunn PG 63 New London (CT) Oakdale, CT


    Perry Ellis F 68 Heights (KS0 Wichita, KS


    Yogi Ferrell G 511 Park Tudor (IN) Indianapolis, IN


    Shaq Goodwin F 67 Southwest Dekalb(GA)

    Decatur, GA

    25 Amile Jefferson F 67 Friends Central (PA) Philadelphia, PA


    Xavier Johnson F 66 Mater Dei (CA) Dana Point, CA



    G/F 66 Bishop Gorman (NV) Las Vegas, NV

    1 Rodney Purvis G 64 Upper Room Christian Raleigh, NC


    Cameron Ridley C 69 Bush (TX) Richmond, TX


    Winston Shepard F 68 Findlay Prep (NV) Fresno, TX


    Jarnell Stokes F/C 68 Central High School(TN)

    Memphis, TN


    Kaleb Tarczewski C 70 St. Marks School (MA) Clermont, NH


    Jordan Tebbutt G 65 Oak Hill Academy (VA) Tualatin, OR


    Gabe York G 62 Orange Lutheran (CA) Walnut, CA

    USA 2013# Player Pos Heig High School Home Town
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    Shaqquan Aaron G/F 67 Mater Dei (CA) Apple Valley, CA


    Clifton Alexander C 69 Curie (IL) Chicago, IL



    Nate Britt G 61 Gonzaga College (DC) Upper Marlboro, MD


    Elijah Brown G 62 St. Edward (OH) Westlake, OH


    Rodney Bullock F 67 Kecoughtan (VA) Hampton, VA

    4 Keith Frazier G 65 Irving (TX) Irving, TX


    Derrick Griffin F 68 Terry (TX) Rosenberg, TX

    3 Isaac Hamilton G 64 Crenshaw (CA) Los Angeles, CA


    Thomas Hamilton C 69 Whitney Young (IL) Chicago, IL

    2 Aaron Harrison G 65 Travis (TX) Richmond, TX

    5 Andrew Harrison G 65 Travis (TX) Richmond, TX


    Kasey Hill G 62 Montverde Academy(FL)

    Clermont, FL


    Kuran Iverson F 68 Northwest Catholic(CT)

    Bloomfield, CT


    Trey Lyles F 67 Arsenal Tech (IN) Camby, IN


    Jordan Mickey F 67 Berkner (TX) Richardson, TX


    Solomon Poole G 61 Terry Parker (FL) Jacksonville, FL


    Malik Price-Martin F 69 Monsignor Pace (FL) Miami, FL


    Karviar Shepherd C 610 Desoto (TX) Cedar Hill, TX


    Chris Walker F 68 Holmes County (FL) Dunwoody, GA

    1 Nigel Williams-Goss

    G 63 Findlay Prep (NV) Henderson, NV

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    adidas Nations Collegiate CounselorsPlayer Pos


    College School Year

    Will Barton G 66 University of Memphis Sophomore

    Lorenzo Brown G 65 NC State SophomoreDion Dixon G 65 Cincinnati Senior

    Yancy Gates F 69 Cincinnati Senior

    Ryan Harrow PG 60 University of Kentucky Sophomore

    Terrell Holloway PG 60 Xavier University Senior

    Joe Jackson PG 60 University of Memphis Sophomore

    Pierre Jackson PG 510 Baylor University Junior

    Perry Jones F 611 Baylor University Sophomore

    Rob Jones F 66 Saint Marys College Senior

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    Jalen Kendrick F 66 University of Mississippi Sophomore

    CJ Leslie F 69 NC State Sophomore

    Damian Lillard G 62 Weber State Junior

    Ray McCallum PG 61 Detroit Sophomore

    LeBryan Nash F 67 Oklahoma State University Freshman

    Reeves Nelson F 67 UCLA Junior

    Mason Plumlee F 69 Duke University JuniorMiles Plumlee F 610 Duke University Senior

    Thomas Robinson F 69 Kansas University Junior

    Ralph Sampson Jr F 611 University of Minnesota Senior

    Jared Sullinger F 68 Ohio State University Sophomore

    Marquis Teague PG 62 University of Kentucky Freshman

    Adonis Thomas G-F 66 University of Memphis Freshman

    Deshaun Thomas F 67 Ohio State University Sophomore

    David Wear F 69 UCLA Sophomore

    Travis Wear F 69 UCLA Sophomore

    Kyle Weems F 66 Missouri State Senior

    Patric Young F 69 University of Florida Sophomore

    Trey Zeigler G 65 Central Michigan Sophomore

    About adidasadidas has been providing innovative products for the worlds best athletes for morethan 50 years, from past legends to todays superstars, such as Dwight Howard,Derrick Rose, Josh Smith and Candace Parker. adidas is a global designer, developer,and marketer of athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories with the mission to be theleading sports brand in the world. Brand adidas is part of the adidas Group, acorporation that includes brands such as Reebok, TaylorMade, and Rockport.

    For more information, media credentials or content regarding adidasNations, contact:

    Paul Jackiewicz, Global Basketball PRPaul.Jackiewicz@adidas.com971-234-2357 (o)503-593-5316 (m)