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 in three cities for a total of nine games against national teams of China, Lithuania and Italy. The team will play three games in round-robin matches in Weng’an from July 26-28, Chenzhou from July 30-August 1 and in Yueyang from August 3-5. The team will depart from SFO on July 22nd and return to the United States on August 7th.
The NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars include: Prince Obasi, 6’4, PG, (Seattle/Colombia), Bubu Palo, 6‘1, PG (Iowa State/NBADL), Antonio Robinson, 6‘2, PG (East Carolina/England), Greg Howard, 6’4, G (West Liberty/Mexico), Brandon Hogg, 6’3, G (Southern Indiana/Germany – England), Preston Ross, 6’6, F (Western Carolina/Germany), Anthony Young, 6’7, F (Kentucky Wesleyan/Germany – Argentina), Caleb Sutton, 6’7, F (Judson/Lithuania), Marcus Byrd, 6’7, PF (Denver), Devin White 6’9, PF/C (Northwestern State/Germany) and Reggis Onwukamuche, 6’10, C (Prairie View A&M/NBADL). The team will be coached by Bruce Chavka of Lane (OR) Community College and assisted by Carl Berman of NetScouts Basketball and Tyler Hollingsworth, also of Lane (OR) Community College.
Obasi averaged over eight points and four assists per game in his final year at Seattle and has been a starting point guard in Colombia the past two seasons.
In his second season in the NBA D-League Palo averaged 11.4 points and shot over 39% on three-pointers for Sioux Falls after graduating from Iowa State.
Robinson was the starting point guard at East Carolina his last two seasons and played this past year in England where he averaged 11.2 points and 4.2 assists.
Howard is taking his third trip to China with one of our All-Star teams. He scored over 15 ppg in his previous trips and just had a successful season in Mexico where he averaged 15.2 points.
After scoring 16.5 points per game in his final season at Southern Indiana Hogg has played wo years in Germany and a year in England. In his best year he scored 19.5 ppg in Pro-B Germany.
Ross has scored over 20 ppg the past two seasons in Ireland and Germany after completing his college career at Winston-Salem where he averaged 16.9 points.
Young was one of the top Division 2 players in the country at Kentucky Wesleyan where he averaged over 19 points and eight rebounds his last two seasons. Since then he’s played successfully in Germany, Uruguay, Venezuela and Argentina.
Sutton averaged in double–figures in the Lithuania-NKL league and played last season in Belize.
Byrd just completed his college career a Denver where he averaged 10.8 points and shot over 41% on three-pointers. He scored a season-high 28 points when he connected on eight 3’s.
White has played the last four years in Germany Pro-A. In his best year he averaged 16.8 points and 6.8 rebounds and has consistently been among the league leaders in blocked shots.
Onwukamuche was a starter at Prairie View A&M and split this past season between Bakersfield in the NBA D-League and in Mongolia.
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 take part in an amazing cultural experience.
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