Trio of Hoosiers participating in adidas Global Nations

  • 07/31/2015 12:54 pm in

Indiana will be well represented at this weekend’s adidas Global Nations in Long Beach, California.

Freshman Thomas Bryant, junior Troy Williams and senior Yogi Ferrell are serving as college counselors for the event, which runs today through Monday, August 3.

According to the event’s official website, the three IU players are on Team Mavs along with Antonio Blakeney (LSU), Nigel Hayes (Wisconsin), Mamadou N’Diaye (UC Irvine), Cat Barber (N.C. State), Aubrey Dawkins (Michigan), Isaiah Whitehead (Seton Hall) and James Webb (Boise State).

Adidas Global Nations, which started in 2007, features the world’s top 18-and-under players spread across nine regional teams: Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Latin America, China and the United States (Team Rose, Team Lillard, Team Noah, Team Wall).

Among the players IU is recruiting: De’Ron Davis, Rawle Alkins, Jarrett Allen, Hamidou Diallo and Trevon Duval. ESPNU will televise two of the final games of the event on Monday night at 7 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

According to the event’s web site, Adidas Global Nation provides “a multi-faceted international curriculum featuring NBA coaches and players, as well as current collegiate players acting as camp counselors, which will provide invaluable insight and first-hand knowledge to the participants, illustrating the pressures, rigors and challenges that accompany the rise of any aspiring NBA star.”

College counselors will participate in scrimmages, which NBA personnel can attend. Will Sheehey was a college counselor at Adidas Global Nations in 2012, the same year Noah Vonleh was the event’s MVP.

Other Big Ten players participating include Dawkins, Hayes, Shavon Shields (Nebraska), Caleb Swanigan (Purdue) and Jake Layman (Maryland).

A full game schedule for the nine regional teams is available here.

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  • HoosierStuckInKY

    How many college counselors are there at this event?

  • inLinE6

    I think there were 28 college counselors last year.

  • SilentBob

    Sweet. If nothing else this should help us make some more inroads with these highly touted recruits.

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    Even though I have never met these guys Troy and TB have very positive personalities Yogi seems like a very intense guy so we need to make sure that Thon, Rawle, De’Ron meet Troy and TB first. LOL that is only joke ITH’ers

  • thrawnjan

    Then that’s an insane number of Hoosiers. Nice


    Damned impressive line for Rawle Alkins’ first game at Adidas tournament ; 15 pt, 7 reb, 9 ast, 1 st and 0 fouls… just 21 minutes. How the hell does a kid get 21 minutes and not even get a single blocked shot (purple font). I know it was against probably the weakest team in event, but those are pretty impressive numbers, especially in only 21 minutes and while that team is probably the weakest team in the event, it’s not exactly the local high school team either.


    Alex am I missing something, didn’t see either one of the Maker brothers listed on any of the team rosters.

  • They are not there, it appears. I’ve made the correction. Sorry for the confusion.