A USA Men’s All-Star Basketball team is leaving for China to participate in eight games against the China National team, a Canadian All-Star team and a professional team from Lithuania. The team is the fourth USA All-Star team this year organized and coached by NetScouts Basketball.
They will first play in Yining then in Karamay and Dushanzi all in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region located in the upper northwest portion of China. From there the team will travel to the southeast part of China to the cities of Lichuan and Enshi which are in the mountains of Hubei Province. There the team will play two games against Lithuania. The team will depart from LAX on August 29nd, play their first game in China on September 1st and return to the United States on September 12th.
The NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars are comprised of Cameron McCaffrey, 6’1, PG, (Augustana/Georgia), Hunter Williams, 6’0 PG (Troy), Ruben Guillandeaux, 6’6, CG (LaSalle/Cyprus), Troy Brewer, 6’4, SG (American/Denmark), Greg Howard, 6’5, SF (Ohio MW), Jordan Swing, 6’6, SG (UAB), Taylor King, 6’8, F (Duke*Villanova/Mexico), Anthony Mason Jr., 6’7, F (St. John’s/Sioux Falls*NBA D-League) and Teeng Akol, 6’11, C (Oklahoma State*Western Kentucky/Luxembourg). The team will be coached by James Andrisevic of the NBA D-League’s Santa Cruz Warriors and assisted by Mark Owens and managed by Carl Berman.
McCaffrey, is the all-time leading scorer at Augustana where he averaged 21.3 ppg in his senior season. This past season he scored in double-figures in the Georgian Superleague.
Williams averaged 13.9 ppg this season at Troy and was an All-Sun Belt Conference selection.
Guillandeaux averaged 12.6 ppg in his senior year at LaSalle and has since played in Spain and Cyprus.
Brewer shot 42 percent on three-pointers in his final year at American (11.9 ppg) and has played in Hungary and Denmark where he averaged 16.6 ppg this season.
Howard was on our last China tour where he played effectively in averaging 13 ppg and 4.5 rpg.
Swing, a transfer from Western Kentucky, had his best year as a junior at UAB (14 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.7 apg, 36% 3PT) and recently played well on an Athletes in Action tour.
King was one of the top recruits in the country when he signed with Duke out of Mater Dei (CA) HS. He was a starter after transferring to Villanova (7.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg). He has since gotten stronger and was the leading rebounder in Mexico (10.6 rpg + 18.9 ppg) this year.
Mason Jr. was a starter a St. John’s and has since spent three years in the D-League and one season in France and Italy. He had a nice season in 2013-14 with Sioux Falls D-League (12.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg).
Akol was a two-year starter at Western Kentucky after transferring from Oklahoma State. He was the fifth leading rebounder in Luxembourg this season (11.8 rpg + 14.0 ppg).
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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