The best high school recruits from the United States and the top prospects from around the world will participate in the 20th Nike Hoop Summit on Friday night at the MODA Center in Portland.
On Thursday afternoon, USA Basketball revealed the official measurements for the Junior National Select Team, and Mohmed Bamba’s wingspan is eye-popping.
To put that in perspective, Bamba, 18, would have had the longest wingspan of any participant at the 2016 NBA Draft Combine. Chinese big man Zhou Qi measured last summer with a wingspan of 7’7.75″ followed by Vanderbilt’s Damian Jones who had a 7’3.75″ reach.
This only adds to the intrigue of one of the nation’s top unsigned seniors. The 7-foot Bamba, a McDonald’s All-American, has taken official visits to Duke, Kentucky, Michigan and Texas. He is ranked as the No. 4 overall player in the Class of 2017 by Rivals.
The USA Junior National Select Team takes on the World Team at 7 p.m. on Friday night. The U.S. has won two of the last three meetings.