Thespacejamdude
Years ago

Adidas Nations- Australian team

With the Adidas Nations being held in LA next week I was just wanting to know if anyone knows who is in the Australian teams. Noticed nothing has been posted on basketball Australia yet about team selections!

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T  
Years ago

Abi Akintola VIC - COE
Jonah Bolden NSW
Kyle Clark TAS
Harrison Froling QLD
Jayden Hodgson NSW
Isaac Humphries NSW
Gerard Martin VIC - COE
Jack McVeigh QLD - COE
Jacob Pupavac VIC
Dejan Vasiljevic VIC

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Alpha  
Years ago

Martin did not go, apparently injured.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Why no Will White?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Interesting to see how Jack McVeigh stacks up.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Team would have just got off the plane in L.A. so once they get into their first game I would think BA will be posting something.

Does anyone have a link to watch them online? Do they stream these games?

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daneo  
Years ago

Next to no chance BA posting anything about this...
Best place to keep upto date -

http://www.adidasnations.com/

Draftexpress,nbadraft.net will most likely run reviews

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Bear  
Years ago

Just an awesome experience for the boys, young as they are they will love every minute of it for sure.

Kind of shows us how global this game is when you look at the Nike tours, this Adidas one and the way hoops is recognised on the world stage, like soccer, the two true world games...

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daneo  
Years ago

Look for Thon Maker playing in the US team also. Ben Simmons had been playing in the previous Adidas Camps this year but might be tied up with Boomers.

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Vart  
Years ago

I believe Ben Simmons is playing with one of the US teams Daneo, purely because he is now based over there for high school.

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Bear  
Years ago

Vart, I believe on another thread it was confirmed he is on Boomer duties, not in L.A.

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YouknowME  
Years ago

Thon Maker is showing where his allegiances lay, Thanks BA for not following him up properly. We got more shot at Kyrie

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Steven  
Years ago

Ben Simmons is in boomers camp

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The boys did their fitness testing today and the tweeter feed on the web site says the team rosters will be posted tomorrow.

Games should also start by then.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

First game - Australia v USA Red (2014) is on Live Stats from LA now.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

# Player & Position
38 Abiola Akintola F
93 Jonah Bolden F
6 Kyle Clark SF
7 Jayden Hodgson PG
100 Isaac Humphries C
90 Jack McVeigh F
101 Harrison Froling F
77 Keanu Pinder F
76 Jacob Pupavac F
8 Dejan Vasiljevic PG

Actual team as per listing under the photo on the web site.

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Bear  
Years ago

The boys fought hard but went down to a strong USA side by 13 points.


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
USA 2014 Red 24 13 29 21 87
Australia 15 18 20 21 74

Australia USA 2014 Red
74 Final 87

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paul  
Years ago

McVeigh 16p on 7/13
Froling 14p on 6/9
Bolden 10p & 6r
Hodgson 7p & 4r
Pinder 6r

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paul  
Years ago

Aussies shot 55% from field, 56% from 3p, won rebound count 37-21 but coughed up 20 turnovers to 11.

http://adidasnations.com/numbers/livestats/game1/xlive.htm

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Jail Okafor a 6'11" centre from Chicago, nephew of NBA star is a beast and will probably dominate most teams. Was a tough game first up for the Aussie bos, one they will learn from no doubt.

Isaac Humphries apparently got the forst dunk of the tournament. Quite a dunk feast I would imagine.

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Alpha  
Years ago

Okafor is better known as the MVP of U17 Worlds and was named in the All-Tournament team of the U19 Worlds recently. Also Winslow who played today was named in the All-Tournament team of the U17 Worlds - I would say a mighty effort from our boys, especially considering that there are only 3 17 year olds on our team (might be wrong, not sure about Pinder - he could be 18).

Thon Maker was supposed to be on this US team, at least it was on the list before the tournament.

Seems that the live stats do not really show what is happening on the court - Isaac's dunk was the first play of the game?!?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What's the ceiling for this McVeigh kid? Seems to star in every tournament he plays

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Great full to have some form of live stats, certainly the quality of the product is less than want we see here but nice to be able to follow the boys regardless.

Tough looses to USA Blue and a talented African team today. Turnovers appear to be quite high at the moment, but a great experience for some young guns.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Its interesting to see Pinder doing well in the last two games when he got hardly any time at the world champs.

Turnovers are a big problem and missed shots in their second (usa) game.

but there are three guys born in 1998, four in 1997, two 1996, not sure but this would have to be the youngest team by far. its also not an AIS team (thats been together for a while) with only four guys currently attending.

if they can take the nucleus of this team (Humphries, clark, Vasiljevic) next year with Perry, the whites, they will do great...

Hopefully this will help Mcviegh, bolden and Pinder to get very good colleges interested in them, although bolden shouldn't need any help with a year at Findlay Prep coming up.

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Alpha  
Years ago

well said Anon

to sum it all up I will use words of one of the players on this team (FB buddy) - "we are just bloody too skinny" :)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

More on Bolden from

http://247sports.com/Article/Malik-Newman-Jonah-Bolden-Emmanuel-Mudiay-at-adidas-Nations-142125


Jonah Bolden
Amongst a throng of top American talent, Australian forward Jonah Bolden has been one of the top standouts at adidas Nations.
A 6-8 combo forward with athleticism, length and a great feel for the game, Bolden will attend Henderson (Nev.) Finday Prep next year. As of now, his plan is to reclassify up from the 2015 class into the 2014 class.
Bolden will be highly, highly recruited once he begins playing in the United States. Schools are already pursuing Bolden, but he has been uninvolved in his recruitment to this point with his father handling all the dialogue with coaches.
Bolden told 247Sports that the only school that he was aware of recruiting him is Arizona.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

More on Bolden from

Jerry Meyer ‏@jerrymeyer247 5m
Jonah Bolden w 20 & 10 for Australia against USA 2015 Blue. Plans to reclass up to 2014 & attend Findlay Prep. #adidasnations

Global Hoops ‏@globalhoops1 1h
Australia loses to USA 2015 Blue but Aussie Jonah Bolden has very impressive line. 7-9 shooting, 20 points, 10 rebounds. #AdidasNations

Ronnie Flores ‏@ronmflores 1h
Couple of the foriegners making waves here @adidasnations include Jonah Bolden (australia) & Brian Rodas (Latin AmericaColumbia) #hsbb

Horace Neysmith ‏@ehoopsshowcase 2h
Rumored to be going to Findlay Prep, Aussie 6-8 F Jonah Bolden reminds me some of Nicholas Batum

Horace Neysmith ‏@ehoopsshowcase 2h
Australia's 6-8 F Jonah Bolden is an effective passer in transition, active defender and makeable jumper. Good feel for game.#AdidasNations

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YouknowME  
Years ago

Another Dante it looks like

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paul  
Years ago

Steady.

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daneo  
Years ago

explains why Thon wasn't there.

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/08/02/7-foot-1-hoops-phenom-is-a-big-deal

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Great article...

referred to as - 'Sudanese/Australian teen's' which is good

also didn't know - Not only did Smith add Maker to his family, but he added Thon’s younger brother, Matur, who is 6-foot-10 and entering Grade 9.

Matur Maker!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The boys outplayed Asia (Philipines) as expected and ended their tournament with a one point loss to Latin America after coming back from a 20 point deficit.

All in all a good effort with such a young team.

Bolden missed the last game too. Not sure why!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Jonah did an ankle and missed final two games.

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