London on August 11, Paris on August 15 and finally Rome on August 18. Young American basketball players, grouped within the selection of the California Basket Club, will cross the Atlantic to play a series of exhibition matches against teams Europeans. In Paris, or more precisely at the Palais des Sports Maurice-Thorez in Nanterre, they will face a selection of French U17 and U18 players, mainly internationals, on August 15 at 8 p.m. If the meeting will be broadcast live on ESPN 2, it will also be open to the public with a presale system.
James, Pippen, Hardaway in the US team
If these surnames of players who have become NBA legends are a dream, it is their sons who appear in this selection of American high school students. So there will be Bronny and Bryce James, both 17 and 15 years old. But also Justin Pippen, son of Scottie (six-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s) or even Ashton Hardaway, son of Penny (gold medalist at the 1996 Olympics and NBA finalist in 1995 with Orlando).
Note, on the French side, the presence of Melvin Ajinça, player at Saint-Quentin (Pro B) and cousin of Alexis, former French international. But also French basketball hopefuls like Ilane Fibleuil (17), Bilal Coulibaly (18) and many other young players represented by the Comsport agency (French agency of Nicolas Batum, Evan Fournier or Rudy Gobert).