BEAVERTON, Ore. — Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has two extra incentives in today’s Nike Hoop Summit game.
One, he gets to play with future Arizona Wildcats teammate Aaron Gordon for the first time, on the USA Junior Select team against an international collection of 19-and-under standouts for a World team.
“It feels good to play with him,” Hollis-Jefferson said. “Now we can get that chemistry even better for when we go to Arizona.”
The other bonus: While Hollis-Jefferson played against Gordon in the McDonalds All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic, this time there’s a different treat awaiting the defensive-minded wing.
He’ll get to play directly opposite Canadian wing Andrew Wiggins , the World team’s top player.
Yes, that Andrew Wiggins. The one who is the top-rated player in the class of 2013, the one presently being courted by Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas and Florida State.
And the one who really doesn’t even need to sign with anybody because … just about anybody would hold a scholarship for him until classes start in the fall.
He’s that good.
And Hollis-Jefferson can’t wait to slow him down.
Read more about Hollis-Jefferson and the Nike Hoop Summit in Saturday's Arizona Daily Star.