The USA West team defeated the USA East team 106-93 in the Championship game that took place at Chicago's Whitney Young High School Saturday. Steven Zimmerman finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds and was named MVP of the tournament. In the semi final game, USA Midwest deafeated China 119-106. Esa Ahmed led the way with 17 points while Shuai Yuan had 33 points for fourth place China.
This eight-team, 16-game tournament featured the top high school and U-19 basketball players from the best International Teams in the World and is played under FIBA rules. Participating teams included Brazil, Canada, China, Pan Africa and four USA Teams comprised of the Top 40 National High School Players.
Steven Zimmerman (West), D.J. Hogg (West), Malik Monk (Midwest), Jalen Brunson (Midwest) and Edrice Adebayo (East) were announced as members of the USA All Tournament Team. Shan Gao (China), Jalen Poyser (Canada), George Lucas Alves De Paula (Brazil) and Chimezie Metu (Pan Africa) were announced to the International All-Tourament Team. Shuai Yuan (China) was the International MVP.
Past participants in the Nike Global Challenge include Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, Jabari Parker, DeMarcus Cousins, DeMar DeRozan and Bradley Beal to name a few.