Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Harrow At Adidas Nations

We talked with NC State commit Ryan Harrow last night and he told us that he will be playing at the Adidas Nations in Dallas, Texas this week. Adidas Nations is a global exhibition in which the world's elite players 18-and-under from seven international teams (Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, US 2010 and US 2011) come and learn more about the game of basketball and get to play against the best the world has to offer. Ryan told us he will be playing with Trae Golden, Josh Smith, Jordan McRae, Trey Zeigler, Josh Hairston, Nate Lubick, Dominique Ferguson, Justin Martin, Jared Sullinger, as well as a few others. They will go through drills and teaching for most of the day and will play their first game at 4:45.

The Adidas nations will be held at the Integrated Athletic Development facility in Dallas from August 4-9. Fourteen current stars and highly esteemed NBA veterans join the global program as Head Coaches and NBA Mentors for the adidas camp attendees, and twenty-four collegiate players will reinforce the coaching as camp counselors.

NBA players Jerryd Bayless, Mike Conley, Daequan Cook, Eric Gordon, Serge Ibaka, Brook and Robin Lopez will be on-site to assist the young players and mentor them throughout the camp. NBA veterans Eddie Johnson, Frank Johnson, Larry Krystkowiak, Eric Musselman, Ed Schilling, Detlef Schrempf and Reggie Theus will act as regional Head Coaches. The goal of adidas Nations is to emphasize and focus on adidas’ core belief that real success in the game of basketball comes from playing as a team. The multi-faceted international curriculum will include expert training and strategy tips, comprehensive workout sessions and scrimmages. Off-court elements essential to all athletes’ success, such as nutritional education, global interactions, leadership and philanthropy, will also be woven into the program’s agenda. Athlete’s Performance Institute (API), a leader in sports training, will be on-site to direct and engage the players through advanced programs to supplement their on-court training and provide them training tools for their future basketball careers at the collegiate and professional level.

Some of the information from this article came from the Adidas Nations website.


15 Responses to "Harrow At Adidas Nations"
  1. Anonymous said...
    August 5, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    WPH, why is Ryan not listed or picture with the rest of the team on the Adidas Nations website? Was he a late addition/replacement for somebody?

  2. Pack Leader said...
    August 5, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Seems like a great camp that helps these young men deal with the attention and fame as well as understand how to keep up and maintain their body.

  3. Alum02 said...
    August 5, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Anybody there that Ryan can recruit for us?

  4. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    August 5, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    ^Actually Rodney Hood, LaQuinton Ross, and Marshall Plumlee are all out there. I know that State has shown some sort of interest in all three.

  5. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    August 5, 2009 at 3:00 PM

    ^All 3 are in the '11 class.

  6. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    August 5, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    ^All 3 are in the '11 class.

  7. Shak said...
    August 5, 2009 at 3:21 PM

    sweet its in Dallas...i just shot an email to the adidas PR person to ask if its open to the public. Do you know anything WPH?

  8. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    August 5, 2009 at 3:28 PM

    ^Not sure. Let us know what you find out Shak.

  9. Matt said...
    August 5, 2009 at 3:37 PM

    Hey WPH, why is Ryan not listed or pictured with any of the teams on the Adidas website that you linked?

  10. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    August 5, 2009 at 4:56 PM

    ^I'm not sure why he isn't on the site. I noticed that as well. I'll look into it.

  11. Jose said...
    August 5, 2009 at 5:07 PM

    IRC Ben McAuley attended this event two years ago- or something very much the same sounding and Addidas sponsored. He had an injured ankle and was unable to play but still served as an instructor to the international players.

    On a tangent the ankle sprain proved costly because he came into preseason out of shape and it definitely played a role in the team coming together.

    A lot was made of JJ Hichson being on campus but the long and skinny of it is that if Ben and Brandon come into that season after a healthy active off season than there wouldn't be all this nancy "team chemistry" spew that went around.

    Water under the bridge as they say and this should all be about Ryan Harrow and the one crazy summer he has had. I have no doubt that the experience gained from this summer of hoops is going to make a major impact on his senior campaign. We will have to have a "Countdown to Glaxo" on this site because when that day comes we are going to give him a BIG welcome here.

  12. Slick said...
    August 5, 2009 at 5:45 PM

    WPH, how many scholorships will we have available in 2011 if there are no unexpected departures?

    I'd like to see Ryan try to lure Plumlee to join Quincy Miller (probably wishfull thinking on QM)in the '11 class.

  13. Jeremy said...
    August 5, 2009 at 6:25 PM

    I live in Dallas and since I'm a grad student, I have a very flexible schedule.

    Somebody get me some more info on this and I may be able to get out there, wear a bunch of NCSU gear and take some pics haha.

  14. DealBigRick said...
    August 6, 2009 at 6:38 AM

    Ross has committed to Syracuse. He's about as shady as OJ Mayo, so it's good we didn't get him

  15. Dof87 said...
    August 6, 2009 at 7:00 AM


    No cred on this board for those throwing insults & accusations.


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