Sample ImageOn Monday evening in Hillsboro, Oregon, Winnipeger Kirby Schepp led the Canadian squad representing the country at the Nike Global Basketball Challenge to a second place finish, its best ever results at the 5 year old event.  Schepp, the Head Coach of the University of Manitoba Bisons was given the reigns of the squad for the 3 day event which featured all-star U19 teams from around the world including Germany, China, Brazil, Puerto Rico along with four teams from the USA.  Canada was the only non-US team to advance to the winning side of the tournament bracket with victories over China and USA East.  Canada was topped 99-94 in Monday night's final against USA Midwest.  The 8-team, 12-game tournament features the top high school and U19 basketball players from the best International Teams.  For players from the United States, the Nike Global Challenge is the final tournament in Nike's series of Skills Academies. In June, these players will be invited to participate in positional skills camps around the country hosted by several NBA superstars including Deron Williams (PG), Kevin Durant (Wings) and Amare Stoudamire (Big Men). They then traveled to Akron, Ohio, to participate in the LeBron James US Skills Academy. The top 30 players selected from this camp will seed three USA teams to represent the United States in the Nike Global Challenge.  Congratulations to Coach Schepp for being selected to lead Team Canada and for the success with the squad on the court!  For the full game results...



August 5 - 7, 2011

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Tournament Summary

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Tournament Leaders

    Friday, August 5  
  Saturday, August 6   Saturday, August 6  
  Sunday, August 7     USA East = 89   Sunday, August 7  
  Ch.Taipei = 66 Game 1 - 2PM USA East = 83  
        Ch.Taipei = 79    
    Brazil = 73   Game 6 - 4PM   Game 7 - 6PM Canada = 94    
          Canada = 85        
        Brazil = 78 Game 2 - 4PM Canada = 104      
    Game 10 - 4PM     Brazil = 74   Game 12 - 8PM    
    Ch.Taipei = 81   USA East = 122      
5th: Brazil   7th: Ch.Taipei   Game 9-Sun.2PM   Game 11-Sun.6PM 3rd: USA East   USA Midwest
        Puerto Rico = 75   USA West = 114      
      USA Midwest = 103      
    Germany = 77 Game 3 - 6PM USA Midwest=121      
          Germany = 58        
    Germany = 62   Game 5 - 2PM   Game 8 - 8PM USA Midwest=99    
        USA West = 106    
      Puerto Rico = 55 Game 4 - 8PM USA West = 101  
    Puerto Rico = 74  


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