Roster for the U-17 team announced

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On Tuesday evening, the roster for the United States U-17 team was announced.

It it headlined by the nation’s top recruit in the Class of 2013, Sports Illustrated’s coverboy Jabari Parker. Joining him on the team is high school teammate Kendrick Nunn, meaning that Simeon High School is probably going to have a pretty good season in Chicago in 2013.

There are six rising seniors on the roster and six rising juniors. Chicago actually has three players on the roster, as Class of 2014 recruit Jahlil Okafor made it as well. California and Florida both have two players on the roster, but Dakari Johnson, who attends Monteverde Academy in Florida, is a New York native.

Here is the full roster:

Beejay Anya, F/C, 6-9, 275 lb, 2013, DeMatha Catholic H.S., Gaithersburg, MD
Joel Berry, G, 6-1, 190, 2014, Lake Highland Prep School, Apopka, FL
Stephen Domingo, F, 6-7, 205, 2013, St. Ignatius Prep, San Francisco, CA
Conner Frankamp, G, 6-1, 155, 2013, Wichita North H.S., Wichita, KS
Dakari Johnson, F/C, 6-10, 250, 2014, Montverde Academy (FL), Brooklyn, NY
Stanley Johnson, F, 6-6, 230, 2014, Mater Dei H.S., Fullerton, CA
Tyus Jones, G, 6-2, 175, 2014, Apple Valley H.S., Apple Valley, MN
Kendrick Nunn, G, 6-3, 180, 2013, Simeon H.S., Chicago, IL
Jahlil Okafor, C, 6-10, 280, 2014, Whitney Young H.S., Chicago, IL
Jabari Parker, F, 6-8, 225, 2013, Simeon H.S., Chicago, IL
Johnathan Williams, F/C, 6-9, 203, 2013, Southwind H.S., Memphis, TN
Justise Winslow, F, 6-6, 212, 2014, St. John’s School, Houston, TX

Stephen Domingo (Georgetown) and Connor Frankamp (Kansas) are the only two players on the list that have committed to a college.

Rob Dauster is the editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @robdauster.

VIDEO: Zion Williamson vs. LaMelo Ball highlights

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It was the most anticipated matchup of the summer.

Zion Williamson vs. LaMelo Ball.

People were turned away at the door – and LeBron James reportedly came and went – as the gym reached capacity for SC Supreme’s 104-92 victory over the Big Ballers. That’s Williamson over Ball (LaMelo and LaVar).

The game was mostly spectacle, and you can see it’s top moments right here.


VIDEO: Zion Williamson’s coach is holding a sleeping baby

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LaMelo Ball vs. Zion Williamson was insane, but it wasn’t quite crazy enough to wake up the sleeping toddler that Williamson’s coach is holding in his arms:

This is peak AAU basketball.

It will never be more AAU than that.

PHOTOS: Zion Williamson, LaMelo Ball showdown was, of course, insane

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In a showcase game in the adidas Uprising event in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, LaMelo Ball — the youngest member of the Big Baller Brand — faced off with Zion Williamson, who is a force on youtube and a highlight machine.

The crowd was insane for the game:

According to a report from ESPN, there were even concerns about whether or not the game would actually be allowed to be played; the police and fire marshall considered shutting the event down.

Williamson, of course, put on a show in warmups:

At the time of this posting, there were more than 60,000 people watching a livestream of the game on BallIsLife’s facebook page:

(UPDATE: It’s now over 70,000)

Puerto Rico Tip Off bracket revealed

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The bracket of the 2017 Puerto Rico Tip off was revealed Wednesday, setting up a showdown between a 2016 Final Four participant and the 2016 Big 12 tournament champion.

South Carolina and Iowa State headline the event, which will be played Nov. 16-19, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

The Gamecocks are on the top half of the bracket, opening against Illinois State while the Cyclones are on the bottom half, squaring off against Appalachian State.

Boise State vs. UTEP is the other top-half quarterfinal while Tulsa vs. Western Michigan is the other.

The championship game of the Puerto Rico Tip Off on Sunday, Nov. 19.

VIDEO: Michigan State’s Miles Bridges is dunking again

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Just what you wanted to see, a video of former Michigan State star Denzel Valentine throwing an alley-oop off the glass to current Michigan State star Miles Bridges in a Pro-Am in Michigan: