World's Elite High School Basketball Talent Coming to Portland Area for 2009 NIKE Global Challenge Teams include Serbia, Brazil, Senegal, All-Asia, Canada and the United States
Beaverton, Oregon - For the third consecutive year, the world's best basketball players will travel to the Northwest to compete in the NIKE Global Challenge, held once again at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, OR from August 7-9. The tournament will feature International teams such as Euroleague junior tournament champion FMP-Serbia, the SEEDs Academy from Senegal, an all-star team from NIKE's All-Asia Camp, Brazil and Canada, as well as three teams made up of the top players from the United States.
The NIKE Global Challenge is the culmination of the summer season. The players were chosen based on their performance at the King City Classic (July 8-9, Cleveland, OH), LeBron James Skills Academy (July 5-7, Akron, OH) and the preceding positional skills academies with NBA stars Deron Williams, Paul Pierce, Vince Carter and Amar'e Stoudemire.
In addition to the games, the NIKE Ballers Network will host the Young Ballers Fast Break Jamboree, which is a fast-paced pool play tournament, with 7th-8th grade girls teams on Saturday, July 8th from 9:00 am -12:30 pm and 7th-8th grade boys teams on Sunday, July 9th from 9:00 am -12:30 pm - both at Liberty High School. All proceeds from the team entry fees will benefit the Special Olympics Oregon. Special Olympics Oregon will have athletes compete during halftime of the NIKE Global Challenge games.
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