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Tuesday / May 22.
  • R.J. Barrett, World Team attract more than 60 NBA scouts at Nike Hoop Summit

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    More than 60 NBA scouts were on hand Monday for the first World Team practice at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore. The World Team features Duke-bound wing R.J. Barrett, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

    The World Team also features Class of 2019 star Charles Bassey, Florida-bound guard Andrew Nembhard and Michigan-bound guard Iggy Brazdeikis, among others.

    In the last week, the 6-foot-7 Barrett played in the McDonald’s All-American Game in Atlanta and then led his Montverde (FL) Academy team to the Geico High School Nationals title at Christ the King High School in Queens. He then skipped the Jordan Brand Classic on Sunday in Brooklyn to rest.

     

    Barrett, the Gatorade and Naismith National Player of the Year, is part of Duke’s recruiting class ranked No. 1 nationally in 2018 that also includes Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish and Tre Jones.

    The last eight No. 1 overall picks played in the Hoop Summit: Markelle Fultz, Ben Simmons, Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving and John Wall.

    For more on Barrett, read my FloHoops.com feature here.

     

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.