He is the latest American, and first high school player, to leave to play professionally overseas. After failing to qualify for college, Brandon Jennings spent a year in Italy and then became the No. 10 pick of the Milwaukee Bucks in this year’s NBA Draft. Nick Calathes of Florida and Terrence Oglesby of Clemson also left college to play overseas. RUBIO STAYING IN SPAIN Per RealGM.com, Ricky Rubio will remain with DKV Joventut, according to the team’s Twitter account. “After endless comings and goings, Ricky Rubio is finally where he is. After many speculations about its future, the player decided to put an end to the issue of their transfer and will be announced at DKV Joventut, where he still has two more years [on his] contract.” Rubio was drafted No. 5 overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves. ADIDAS NATIONS UPDATE Canada will face USA 2010 in the championship of the adidas nations event Saturday in Texas. Check out the live webcast of the game at www.eastbay.com/adidasnations at 4:30 PM EST. BIG EAST FILLS UP TOP 25 NBADraft.net has a preseason Top 25 out with Kansas at No. 1 and Kentucky at No. 2. The site has six Big East teams in its Top 25: No. 5 West Virginia, No. 7 Villanova, No. 17 UConn, No. 21 Notre Dame, No. 22 Georgetown and No. 23 Louisville. EAST COAST ALL-STARS IMPROVE TO 2-0 The East Coast All-Stars team that features Corey Chandler and Pat Jackson of Rutgers improved to 2-0 on its foreign tour with a 95-54 victory Friday over BC Benesov in the Czech Republic. The game was shown live nationally on Czech TV.
Jackson had 8 points and 7 rebounds and Chandler posted 6 points and 5 steals. “Our team played well tonight and our matchups gave them some problems,” All-Stars coach Guy Rancourt said. “Benesov has a solid program…We greatly appreciate the hospitality of the players, coaches and fans.”
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