New England Products at Adidas Nations
Several local New England prospects are currently in California taking part in Adidas Nations.
Adidas Nations brings together some of the top U19 basketball players from the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America. A multi-faceted international curriculum featuring NBA coaches and players, as well as current collegiate players acting as camp counselors, aims to provide invaluable insight and first-hand knowledge to the participants, illustrating the pressures, rigors and challenges that accompany the rise of any aspiring NBA star.
Participants are comprised into 8 teams - four of which come from the U.S. and then four more international teams - Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada and Latin America. Those eight teams play a four day schedule culminating in a nationally televised championship and consolation game on Monday night live on ESPNU.
Local products in attendance include: Vermont Academy and NY Rens forward Jordan Nwora, Cushing Academy and Mass Rivals guard Wabissa Bede and Cheshire Academy and CBC big man Chol Marial who are competing with Team Africa; NMH and New England Playaz forward Jerome Desrosiers who is competing with Team Canada; NMH and New England Playaz guard Kai Toews who is with Team Asia Pacific; Putnam Science and NY Rens guard Hamidou Diallo and Brewster Academy and Mass Rivals guard Makai Ashton-Langford who are with Team Harden USA and Brimmer & May and Mass Rivals guard A.J. Reeves who is with Team Wiggins USA.
College players in attendance include: the former Brewster Academy trio of Devante Graham (Kansas), Donovan Mitchell (Louisville) and Jared Terrell (Rhode Island); Connecticut native and fellow URI star Kuran Iverson; and N.C. State forward and Kimball Union alum Malik Abu.
Through two days of action Nwora was the event's second leading scorer at over 21 points per game while Bede and Marial ranked among the fields top five in assists and blocks respectively.