The 2011 Nike Global Challenge near Portland includes a pair of 2013 recruits who list Washington among their favorite choices. The tournament begins Friday at Liberty High in Hilsboro, Ore.
Aaron Gordon, a 6 foot 8 forward, will play for the USA West team and Jabari Parker, a 6-7 forward, is on the USA Midwest team. The West team also includes Brandon Ashley, who is rated the No. 6 overall 2012 recruit. He’s considering Arizona, UCLA and Oregon.
MORNING LINKS AND OTHER SCHEDULING NEWS:
— According to Adam Zagoria, Washington will have plenty of competition in landing 2012 recruit Richard Peters. Connecticut, Florida and Washington State are also in the mix.
— Arizona plays two games at New York’s Madison Square Garden when the Wildcats compete in the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. Texas A&M plays Mississippi State before UA takes on St. John’s on Nov. 17. The winners and losers meet the next day. All four games will be televised on ESPN2.
— A few have asked about the Seattle Basketball Summer League that includes Washington players. The games are held Mondays at North Seattle Community College. Here’s a link to the upcoming games and a breakdown of the rosters (below).
KNICKS: Isaiah Thomas and Aziz N’Diaye
BOSTON: Scott Suggs, C.J. Wilcox, Desmond Simmons, Andrew Andrews and Martin Breunig
LAKERS: Darnell Gant, Terrence Ross, Tony Wroten, Shawn Kemp, Hikeem Stewart and Jernard Jarreau
— The Eldridge Recasner Basketball Academy is hosting a sports career panel next week at its camp for 9th through 12th graders. The camp runs Aug. 8-11. The Aug. 11 panel begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes: coach Lorenzo Romar, women’s basketball coach Kevin McGuff, former UW coach Don James, former UW star Brandon Roy and Seattle University athletic director Bill Hogan.