UA commit Simon named to Adidas Nations roster

2014-08-01T11:18:00Z 2014-08-16T12:32:07Z UA commit Simon named to Adidas Nations rosterBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

UA recruit Justin Simon has been named to one of four U.S. Adidas Nations rosters for the event that begins today and goes through Monday.

Simon will be part of the "U.S. Howard" team along with fellow Dream Vision players Chase Jeter and Bennie Boatwright. (the U.S. teams are named for NBA players). Former UA commit Tyler Dorsey will play for the U.S. Rose team, while UA target TJ Leaf will play for U.S. Wall.

Meanwhile, UA's Kaleb Tarczewski and Stanley Johnson will serve as counselors for the event, which will be held in Garden Grove and Long Beach, Calif. Among the other counselors is Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, a guy you probably remember from that Elite Eight game...

The full rosters can be downloaded from this page (link to the download on lower right hand side). I've also loaded them as a chart attached to this thread. In addition, Draft Express has a rundown on the event here.


Jeter, the onetime UA target, is scheduled to announce his college decision on Monday during the ESPNU telecast from Adidas Nations but the only surprise will be if it's not Duke.


Basketball Insiders says Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is one of the top returning NBA prospects in college basketball this season.


Sporting News' Mike DeCourcy says Hollis-Jefferson is a "very big reason" why UA is SN's No. 1 ranked team entering next season.


Josh Pastner calls Lute Olson the "greatest practice coach in the history of the game," saying he would invite his mentor to dinner.


CBS' Jeff Borzello expects Sean Miller will be starting Justin Simon in 2015-16 even while Kadeem Allen, Parker Jackson-Cartwright, Gabe York (and Elliott Pitts) will be other options, and says Ray Smith will help make up for what could be a loss of all five starters.


A Rockets fan blog says Nick Johnson can be useful defensively against elite Western Conference guards.

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