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Canadians Lead World Select Team To 89-76 Win Over Usa At 2018 NIKE Hoop Summit

TORONTO, Ont. (April 16, 2018) - R.J. Barrett of Mississauga Ont. had a game-high 20 points to lead the World Select Team to an 89-76 win over the United States on Friday night at the Nike Hoop Summit.

Following the game, Barrett, who is attending Duke University next year, was selected as MVP after he finished with nine rebounds, six assists and a World Team record five steals in 29:53 of action.

In addition to Barrett, the World Team roster also featured fellow Canadians Ignas Brazdeikis and Andrew Nembhard. University of Michigan bound Brazdeikis had nine points, four rebounds and three assists, while Nembhard, who has committed to the Florida Gators for next season, had five points and four assists.

Roy Rana was back behind the World Team bench for an eighth time after leading Canada to a historic gold medal at last summer's FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017.  With the win, Rana improves to 4-4 as World Team head coach.

The Nike Hoop Summit is an annual basketball game that features the top U.S. high school seniors against a World Select Team comprised of the best international athletes 19 years old or younger.

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