A USA Men’s All-Star Basketball team is leaving for China to participate in the Four Nations international basketball tournament. The team, organized and coached by NetScouts Basketball, will play a round-robin format in three cities for a total of nine games against national teams of China, Denmark and Slovenia. The team will first play three games in Chenzhou in Hunan Province from June 22-24. They will then head to Shenzhen to play three games from June 26-28 and finish up in Jinan from June 30-July 2. The team will depart from LAX on June 19th and return to the United States on July 3rd.
The NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars include: Johnathan Loyd, 5’8, PG, (Oregon), Tyrone White, 6‘7, G (CS-Bakersfield/Rio Grande-NBADL), Garrett Nevels, 6‘2, G (Hawaii), Tyler Gaffaney, 6’4, G (Claremont), Andrew Warren, 6’6, G (Bradley/Santa Cruz-NBADL), Kyle Coston, 6’8, F (Portland State/New Zealand), Keith Chamberlain, 6’9, F (Grinnell/Reno-NBADL), Josiah Heath, 6’9, F (Canisius), Teeng Akol, 7’0, C (Oklahoma State, Western Kentucky/Mongolia) and Joe Wolfinger, 7’1, C (Washington, Citadel/Japan). The team will be coached by Bruce Chavka of Lane (OR) Community College and assisted by NetScouts Basketball’s Carl Berman.
Loyd finished his basketball career at Oregon in 2013-14 averaging 7.0 points and 4.7 assists. He was the 2013 Pac-12 tournament Most Valuable Player. He played football this past year for Oregon after his basketball eligibility ended.
White averaged 10.8 points at Bakersfield in 2012-13 while shooting 41% on three-pointers. He then played in Cyprus and Poland before playing in the NBADL this past season averaging 7.6 points. White scored a season-high 38 points against Idaho in which he made 9-of-13 from long distance.
Nevels completed his career at Hawaii this past season averaging 10.8 points. He scored at a 13.1 ppg clip in his junior year while making 42.1% on three-pointers.
Gaffaney was the Division 3 West Region Player of the Year and a 1st team All-American. He averaged 22.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists and shot 45.9% on three-pointers.
Warren completed his career at Bradley in 2011 averaging 18.8 points and 5.5 rebounds. He participated in the Portsmouth Invitational and then played in Australia, Italy and New Zealand before playing in the NBADL this season.
Coston was a starter at Portland State before finishing his college career at Trinity Western (Canada) where he averaged 18.9 points. He averaged 15.4 points in New Zealand this season.
Chamberlain is an international veteran having played in Germany, Latvia and Turkey where he averaged a double-double before playing in the NBADL this past season.
Heath finished his career at Canisius strongly this season averaging 9.7 points and 6.5 rebounds. He averaged 14 points and 11 rebounds over his last 11 games including a 23-point effort against Bowling Green.
Akol takes his second China tour representing the USA after playing successfully in Mongolia this season averaging over 20 points and 12 rebounds. He previously played in Luxembourg.
Wolfinger finished his second year in Japan with Toyota after being named the NBDL center of the year in 2013-14 at Tokyo after averaging 23.0 points and 13.5 rebounds. He previously played in Slovakia and Germany.
NetScouts Basketball organizes and coaches All-Star Men’s and Women’s teams which represent the USA in international basketball competition. This enables highly successful players who have recently completed their eligibility to represent their country, get experience playing international basketball and provide an amazing cultural experience.
Media inquiries can be directed to Carl Berman at (541) 359-9653. Information on NetScouts Basketball can be obtained on their website. Detailed articles on the tour will be found on the NetScouts Basketball Blog. Email [email protected] to get on the mailing list for tour related articles, information and photos.
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