Friday, August 8, 2008
Trey and Ray rep Michigan in adidas Event!
Trey Ziegler a 6'5 CG from Mt. Pleaseant and Michigan newcomer Ray McCallum, JR a 6'1 PG from Country Day, both 2010 prospects are down in Dallas, TX until August 12, playing for the United States 2010 National team in the adidas Nations event. adidas Nations is a year round program, composed of primarily adidas kids from adidas travel teams, that competes against other adidas teams. Other teams are the United States 2009 team, Canada, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Africa.
Top players in this event include Lance Stephenson a 6'5 Wing from Brooklyn, NY/Lincoln, Dexter Strickland a 6'3 PG from Rahway, NJ/St. Patrick's, Jared Sullinger a 6'8 PF from Columbus, OH/Northland, Anthony Wroten a 6'4 2011 CG from Seattle/Garfield, Tristan Thompson a 6'8 Wing from Toronto, ON/St. Benedicts (NJ), and Greg Echenique a 6'9 C who recently enrolled in Rutgers, and plays for the Latin America Team. What makes the adidas Nations more exciting is the college players who will play and NBA Players and Coaches who will serve as counselors. College players in attendance include 6'6 USC Frosh Wing DeMar Derozen, 6'5 Tennessee Frosh Wing Scotty Hopson, 6'5 DePaul Soph Wing Dar Tucker, 6'1 UCLA PG Darren Collison, 6'9 Mississippi St. PF Jarvis Varnardo, and 6'6 Pittsburgh Soph PF Dejuan Blair. NBA Players include Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks, Antwan Jamison of the Washington Wizards, and Desmond Mason of the Milwaukee Bucks. Paul Silas former NBA Coaching legend is also coaching the United States 2009 team.
Against Africa, Trey and Ray both had 8 points a piece. Both played well, and the United States 2010 team beat Africa by 30 points.