Nike reveals EYBL Select Team roster for Bahamas event

Nike reveals EYBL Select Team roster for Bahamas event

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Nike reveals EYBL Select Team roster for Bahamas event

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Twelve of the nation’s top basketball recruits — five from the Class of 2016 and seven from the Class of 2017 — are heading to the Bahamas next week to play on a Nike EYBL Select Team.

The team will have two days of practice led by Miles Simon on Aug. 20-21 and then play a Bahamian Select Team on Aug. 22.

Among them are two of the top players in the Class of 2016 — Harry Giles III from Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)  and Jayson Tatum from Chaminade College Prep in St. Louis.

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As we’ve chronicled, the timing of the event is a shot across the bow of Under Armour, which had hoped to have several of the players take part in the 10th anniversary of its Elite 24 event on the same weekend in New York City. Both Giles and Tatum were scheduled for the Elite 24 and were replaced with other players.

Interestingly, only two of the players on the EYBL Select Team have announced their college commitments, Tatum to Duke and Isaac to Florida State. Given all the talk of package deals, including ones involving Giles and Tatum, Wendell Carter Jr. and Gary Trent Jr., and Michael Porter Jr. and Trae Young, the five days in the Bahamas provide some bonding time.

Here is a look at the roster announced Wednesday by Nike:

EYBL Select Team Roster

Mohamed Bamba, Westtown School (Newtown, Pa.), 2017
Miles Bridges, Huntington (WVa.) Prep, 2016
Wendell Carter Jr., Pace Academy (Atlanta), 2017
De’Aaron Fox, Cypress Lakes (Katy, Texas), 2016
Harry Giles III, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 2016
Jonathan Isaac, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 2016
Malik Monk, Bentonville (Ark.), 2016
Michael Porter Jr., Father Tolton Catholic (Columbia, Mo.), 2017
Jayson Tatum, Chaminade College Prep (St. Louis), 2017
Gary Trent Jr., Apple Valley (Minn.), 2017
Jarred Vanderbilt, Victory Prep (Houston), 2017
Trae Young, Norman (Okla.), 2017

 

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