Nike Global Challenge

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The Nike Global Challenge is an annual prep basketball tournament held in the Portland metropolitan area during the summer. Sponsored by Nike, Inc., games are usually played at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon. The tournament started in 2007 and has featured high school players such as John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins,[1] Avery Bradley,[2] Austin Rivers,[3] and Anthony Davis.[4] High school-aged players from around the world play on all-star teams for each of the countries represented. The United States makes up three of the eight teams in the sixteen game tournament.[5]

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The event was established in 2007 with the first set of games held at the Chiles Center at the University of Portland in Oregon.[6] The next year the tournament was moved to Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon, where it remained through 2011. In 2012, the tournament was played in Washington, DC.[7]

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  1. ^ Francisco, Joel (August 12, 2008). "Tourney recap: Nike Global Challenge". ESPN.com. Scouts Inc. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Meyer, Jerry (August 13, 2008). "Highly touted recruit addresses options at Nike Global Challenge". USA TODAY. Rivals.com. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Hickman, Jason (August 7, 2009). "Nike Global Challenge: Senegal, Brazil Stun United States Squads". News. MaxPreps.com. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Nike Global Challenge: Jesuit's Wiltjer, Canada outlast USA East". The Oregonian. August 7, 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Info". Nike Global Challenge. Prime Time Sports. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Holdahl, Casey (July 29, 2007). "Nike Global Challenge live from Chiles Center". The Oregonian. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "2012 Tournament Information". Info. Prime Time Sports, LLC. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 

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