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Wiggins, Towns named to Hoop Summit World team

 Posted by at 12:21 PM on March 26, 2013  Add comments
Mar 262013
 
New Jersey center Karl Towns will play for the World Select Team at the Nike Hoop Summit. Photo: Newark Star-Ledger

New Jersey center Karl Towns will play for the World Select Team at the Nike Hoop Summit.
Photo: Newark Star-Ledger

UK commitment Karl Towns and UK recruiting target Andrew Wiggins will join forces next month to take on three future Wildcats in the Nike Hoop Summit.

Towns and Wiggins were named to the Hoop Summit’s World Select Team on Tuesday. Wiggins scored 20 points and led the World team to an 82-75 victory in last year’s Hoop Summit. Towns is of Dominican descent and represented the Dominican Republic in last year’s Olympic trials. Wiggins was born in Canada.

The U.S. team was announced in January and includes UK signees Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison and Julius Randle. Uncommitted 2013 recruit Aaron Gordon is also on the squad.

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The 16th annual Nike Hoop Summit will be played April 20 in Portland, Ore. The game is set to start at 7 p.m. ET and is usually televised nationally.

Nerlens Noel and Archie Goodwin played for Team USA last year. Other past participants include Anthony Davis (2011), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (2011), Marquis Teague (2011), Kyle Wiltjer (2011), Terrence Jones (2010), Enes Kanter (2010), Brandon Knight (2010), DeMarcus Cousins (2009), John Wall (2009), Patrick Patterson (2007), Marvin Stone (1999) and Wayne Turner (1995).

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  5 Responses to “Wiggins, Towns named to Hoop Summit World team”

  1. Wiltjer played for the world team in 2011 as well.

  2. Thanks. Fixed.

  3. Coach Cal, forget Wiggins, Wilkens will play with heart. He is a true UK supporter.

  4. Kyle Wiltjer and Enes Kanter both played for the world not USA. Isn’t this common knowledge?

  5. WHAT DIFF DOES IT MAKE…UK IS THE GREATEST EVER!!!!!…THATS ALL PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW

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