Team USA rosters announced for 2021 Nike Hoop Summit, though game will not be played

USA Basketball announced the 14-player roster for the 2021 Nike Hoop Summit teams on Thursday, one of the nationโ€™s premier annual amateur all-star showcases.

The event, which takes place annually in April and pits the top prospects from the United States against a world team, will not be played this year due to the pandemic. It was also canceled in 2020. Team USA members learned of their selection on a zoom call.

USABJNT on Twitter: “Our guys earned this.They may not take the floor together, but they still go down in history as ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š 2021 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ @nikehoopsummit Team. / Twitter”

Our guys earned this.They may not take the floor together, but they still go down in history as ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š 2021 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ @nikehoopsummit Team.

โ€œDespite the game not being able to be played this year, we are excited to recognize these elite players for their success during such a challenging year,โ€ said Sean Ford, USA Basketball Menโ€™s National Team director and chair of the USA Basketball Developmental National Team Committee said in a statement Thursday. 

Here is the USA roster:

Names are in alphabetical order.

Team USA


Patrick Baldwin Jr., 6-10, 211, F

High School: Hamilton High School (Sussex, Wisc.)

College: Uncommitted (Duke, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Georgetown, Kentucky, Michigan)

Nathan Bittle, 6-11,  184, F/C

High school: Prolific Prep (formerly Crater High School, Ore.)

College: Oregon

Kendall Brown, 6-8, 190, G

High school: Sunrise Christian (Bel Aire, Kan.)

College: Baylor

Kennedy Chandler, 6-1, 159, G

High school: Sunrise Christian

College: Tennessee

Max Christie, 6-7, 171, G

High school: Rolling Meadows High School (Rolling Meadows, Ill.)

College: Michigan State

Matthew Cleveland, 6-6, 180, F

High school: Pace Academy (Atlanta, Ga.)

College: Florida State

Jackson Grant, 6-10, 198, F/C

High school: Olympia High School (Olympia, Wash.)

College: Washington

Jaden Hardy, 6-4, 183, G

High school: Coronado High School (Coronado, Calif.)

College: Uncommitted (professional, Kentucky, UCLA, Oregon, Arizona)

Chet Holmgren, 7-0, 190, F

High school: Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis, Minn.)

College: Uncommitted (Gonzaga, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State)

Trevor Keels, 6-3, 229, F

High school: Paul VI Catholic High School (Clinton, Md.)

College: Uncommitted (Duke, Virginia, Kentucky, Villanova)

Kaden Perry, 6-9, 210, F

High school: Battle Ground High School (Battle Ground, Wash.)

College: Gonzaga

Hunter Sallis, 6-3, 165, G

High school: Millard North High School (Omaha, Neb.)

College: Gonzaga

Jabari Smith Jr., 6-9, 190, F

High school: Sandy Creek high School (Tyrone, Ga.)

College: Auburn

Peyton Watson, 6-7, 170, F

High school: Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.)

College: UCLA


Sharman White, head coach (Pace Academy, Ga.)

Scott Fitch, assistant coach (Fairport High School, N.Y.)

Stan Waterman, assistant coach (Sanford School, Del.)

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