Parker named to Nike Hoop Summit team


Parker named to Nike Hoop Summit team

Jabari Parker was one of 10 players selected to the USA roster for the Nike Hoop Summit, which will take place on Apr. 20 in Portland.
The one-day event features the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team -- ten of the top high school seniors from the U.S. -- playing against the World Select Team, made up of the top players 19-years-old or younger from around the world.
Parker, whose time in the FIBA Championships was cut short this summer after he suffered an injured foot, is the lone Illinois player on the list but will have plenty of talent surrounding him.
The team will be coached by Mike Jones, currently the head coach at DeMatha Catholic High School in Maryland, and Cory Alexander of Boo Williams AAU (in Virginia) will act as the team's assistant coach.
The World Select Team will be chosen in late March or early February, and is expected to have the consensus 2013 No. 1 overall prospect Andrew Wiggins, a Canada native, on it.
The other player Parker was also bumped down on most 2013 boards, forward Julius Randle, also will star on the USA Team. Other notables include Aaron and Andrew Harrison, who are both bound for Kentucky next season, and Indiana-bound Noah Vonleh.
Notre Dame-bound Demetrius Jackson, who was also considering Illinois, also made the roster.
The 2013 USA Basketball Men's Junior Team (H.S.College)
-- Aaron Gordon, F, 6-foot-9 (Archbishop Mitty, Calif.Undecided)-- Aaron Harrison, G, 6-foot-5 (Travis, TexasKentucky)-- Andrew Harrison, G, 6-foot-5 (Travis, TexasKentucky)-- Kasey Hill, G, 6-foot-1 (Montverde Academy, Fla.Florida)-- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, F, 6-foot-7 (Chester, Pa.Arizona)-- Demetrius Jackson, G, 6-foot-1 (Marian, Ind.Notre Dame)-- Jabari Parker, F, 6-foot-9 (Simeon, Ill.Duke)-- Bobby Portis, F, 6-foot-9 (Hall, Ark.Arkansas)-- Julius Randle, F, 6-foot-9 (Prestonwood Christian, TexasUndecided)-- Noah Vonleh, F, 6-foot-8 (New Hampton, Mass.Indiana)

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Fremd's Grace Tworek

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Fremd's Grace Tworek

This week's Wintrust Athlete of the Week is Fremd senior Grace Tworek. 

Tworek has led the Vikings on and off the court this season. Last week, the Harvard commit put up a career-high 29 points in a win over Wheeling. 

Learn more about Tworek's success in the video above. 

High School Lites basketball roundup: Week 8

High School Lites basketball roundup: Week 8

Check out the high school hoops highlights from some of the best games around the state, and be sure to follow @CSNPreps for all of the latest scores, highlights and analysis. 


High School Lites basketball montage: Week 8

Highlights: Bogan takes down No. 1 Simeon

Highlights: Fremd holds off Conant in thriller

Highlights: Marist scores a close win over Benet

Highlights: Thornton edges Thornwood in rivalry game

Highlights: Hillcrest tops T.F. South

Highlights: Evanston knocks off Niles North

Highlights: Marengo outduels Burlington Central

Highlights: Brother Rice escapes with an OT win over Bishop McNamara

Highlights: Marian Catholic squeaks by Notre Dame

In the Gym at EFT: Baseball shoulder rehab

Athlete of the Week: Fremd's Grace Tworek

Edgy Tim talks with Samson Evans