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Canadian Content For 2011 Nike Hoop Summit

Published by on March 21, 2011

Kyle Wiltjer and Kevin Pangos have both been named to the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit World roster.  Both players, 2011 high school graduates, will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in the annual basketball game taking place April 9, 2011 in the Rose Garden in Portland Oregon.

Wiltjer, who has dual citizenship between Canada and the U.S. will be playing this premier event in the same city as the Jesuit High School in which he currently attends.  Wiltjer is a 6’9″ Power Forward who has been averaging over 19 points per game and close to 8 rebounds per game throughout his senior year has recently committed to Kentucky.

Kevin Pangos is coming off of a 2011 3A provincial silver medal, senior season at Dr Denison High School in Newmarket.  The 6’1″ Guard, has committed to play at Gonzaga for the 2011-2012 season, and add to a marquee resume that includes the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic International Game. “It’s an honour to be representing Canada in such an event and i am excited to have such a great opportunity to play with and against great players, will definitely be a memorable experience that i will remember forever” said Pangos of the selection.

The Canadian content does not stop with these two fine players.  Coaching the World Team will be none other than Roy Rana, who headed Canada’s FIBA U17 World Championship team to a bronze medal.  Rana, who has five years of Canadian national team involvement, also coached in the Nike Global Challenge multiple times.

2011 World Select Team
Player Pos Hgt Wgt YOB High School / Hometown Country
Kevin Pangos G 6’1” 178 1993 Dr. J. Denison, Newmarket Canada
Raul Togni Neto G 6’2” 195 1992 Pitagoras Minas Tenis Club Brazil
Mateusz Ponitka G 6’5” 190 1993 AZS Politechnika Poland
Evan Fournier F 6’6” 185 1992 Union Poitiers France
Davis Bertans F 6’7” 205 1992 Union Olimpija Jr. Latvia
Dario Saric F 6’9” 190 1994 KK Dubrava Zagreb Croatia
Kyle Wiltjer F 6’9” 221 1992 Jesuit High School, Oregon Canada
Przemyslaw Karnowski C 7’0” 269 1993 Sport School Cetniewo Poland
Lucas Riva Nogueira C 7’0” 225 1992 Estudiantes Brazil

Head Coach: Roy Rana (Canada)
Assistant Coach: Marin Sedlacek (Serbia)

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