Right. BallinEurope has a good news/bad news/good news kinda thing for its European readers. The good news: FIBA.tv will be showing tomorrow’s 2010 Nike Hoop Summit featuring Enes Kanter and Dejan Musli taking on the yankees live from Portland.
The bad news: Again, that broadcast is *live*, meaning that European enthusiasts of youth basketball will have to be setting the alarm for 4am CET. That’s no typo.
The second bit of good news is that FIBA will be generously rebroadcasting the game on Wednesday at 8pm CET. For this reason, BallinEurope will studiously attempt to avoid any “spoilers” for those fans wanting to keep the end result a surprise.
Official FIBA press release follows the break (actually worth reading for a good bit of trivia or two). You can tune into the game by clicking here. Enjoy!
(FIBA) – The very best international players aged 19 or younger will go up against the elite of American high-school aged athletes in the 13th edition of the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon on Saturday and you can catch all the action on FIBA TV.
The game, played at the Rose Garden, will be shown live (19:00 local time/04:00 CET Sunday) with a repeat to follow on Wednesday at 20:00 CET; these two broadcasts are free worldwide. Additionally, the full game will be available on Video On Demand (VOD) for FIBA TV subscribers starting Monday.
The Nike Hoop Summit has helped bring to global prominence superstars such as Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, Luis Scola and Kevin Durant, to name but a few.
Last year’s game was one of the most memorable to date as the World Team rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the USA 97-89 for their first win in the event since 1998.
Serbian power forward Milan Macvan scored 23 points, hauled in 14 rebounds and handed out six assists to lead the World Team to victory.
Team USA has a 9-3 advantage in the head-to-head.