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USA Team Wins 2017 Nike Hoop Summit

USA Team Wins 2017 Nike Hoop Summit 5
Team USA's Michael Porter defended by World Team center Felipe Dos Anjos (Oviedo, Spain and Brazil)

The USA, led by 19 points from Jarred Vanderbilt (who also had 10 rebounds) and Michael Porter, held off a strong fourth quarter run from the World Select Team to win 98-87 in the 20th edition of the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon.

The USA victory, which also featured 13 points from Jaren Jackson, improves its record in the prestigious series to 14-6. 

The World Team was led by 14 points from German forward Kostja Mushidi and trailed 88-84 a with a little less than three minutes to play.

A dunk by Wendell Carter Jr. and two free-throws from Porter started a 10-0 USA run that settled the game’s outcome.

The annual Nike Hoop Summit pits the World Select Team against the USA Basketball Junior National Select Team and features many of the world’s leading basketball players age 19 years or younger. Learn more about the 2017 edition here.