Following the conclusion of the annual Nike Elite Youth Basketball League circuit, Nike selected a dozen of the top prospects in the country to train and play a game in the Bahamas. The list includes some of the nation’s top prospects, including 2016 standouts Jayson Tatum, Harry Giles, Miles Bridges, Jonathan Isaac, De’Aaron Fox, and Malik Monk.
The group represents a who’s who of future ACC players and top uncommitted targets, as Tatum is currently committed to Duke, while Isaac is pledged to Florida State. Giles is a primary target of ACC rivals Duke, UNC, and Wake Forest, while multiple ACC schools are looking to make a late push for Bridges. Louisville is still in play for Fox.
The 2017 participants include Pennsylvania center Mohamed Bamba, Atlanta power forward Wendell Carter, Missouri wing Michael Porter, Oklahoma guard Trae Young, Minnesota guard Gary Trent, Jr., and Texas combo Jarred Vanderbilt. Duke has offered the majority of those prospects, including Bamba, Carter, Porter, Trent, and Young. Florida State was the first ACC school to offer Trent. Syracuse is also in play for the likes of Bamba and Porter.
The team will train August 20 and 21 leading up to a game August 22 in Nassau against the Bahamian National Select Team.