NCB On The Trail: Rondae Jefferson

Team USA announces Hoop Summit squad

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USA Basketball announced on Sunday the roster for its 2013 USA Junior National Select Team that will take on the World Select Team in the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit, and the USA will be led by two coaches and four players with prior international basketball experience, including USA medalists and prep standouts Aaron Gordon (Archbishop Mitty H.S./San Jose, Calif.), Rondaé Hollis-Jefferson (Chester H.S./Chester, Pa.), Jabari Parker (Simeon Career Academy/Chicago, Ill.) and Julius Randle (Prestonwood Christian Academy/ McKinney, Texas).

The U.S. roster also features 2012 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team Training Camp participants Aaron (Travis H.S./ Richmond, Texas) and Andrew Harrison (Travis H.S./Richmond, Texas), as well as USA Basketball newcomers Kasey Hill (Montverde Academy/Eustis, Fla.), Demetrius Jackson (Marian H.S./Mishawaka, Ind.), Bobby Portis (Hall H.S./Little Rock, Ark.) and Noah Vonleh (New Hampton School, N.H./Haverhill, Mas.).

The 2013 Nike Hoop Summit will be played at 4 p.m. (PDT) on Saturday, April 20 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore.

Arizona signs two ESPN 100's 

November, 16, 2012
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Arizona head coach Sean Miller announced the signing of two ESPN 100 prospects on Friday.

The Wildcats will welcome SF Rondae Jefferson (Chester, Pa./Chester) and SG Elliott Pitts (Dublin, Calif./De La Salle) next season.

"Rondae is a physical player whose versatility is his best asset," Miller said. "He's similar to Solomon Hill in that he can do a lot of things. He can handle the ball, play in a number of different spots and has a chance to be a great defender with his length. He's also the consummate teammate and a winner."

Speaking on Pitts, Miller added: "From the storied De La Salle program, Elliott has been a central piece to their recent success. He's a great passer and a very skilled shooter who is going to continue to grow and develop physically. As he develops, his skill level and incredible work ethic will allow him to contribute at a number of positions for us."

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RecruitingNation to feature top uncommitted players 

September, 20, 2012
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ESPNU's Recruiting Nation program will air on Thursday at 5 p.m. ET and feature ESPN's top analysts discussing some of the top recruiting stories of the week.

National Recruiting Director Paul Biancardi and Senior Analyst Dave Telep will break down the top uncommitted players in the 2013 class, including Jabari Parker (Chicgao/Simeon), Andrew and Aaron Harrison (Richmond, Texas/Travis), Julius Randle (Dallas/Prestonwood Christian), James Young (Rochester, Mich./Rochester) and Aaron Gordon (San Jose, Calif./Archbishop Mitty).

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