Nike announces team headed to Bahamas

Class of 2016 Jayson Tatum will play in Nike's showcase event August 20-22 in the Bahamas. Last year, he played in Under Armour's Elite 24 and was scheduled to do so this year again. (photo courtesy of Slamonline.com)

Class of 2016 Jayson Tatum will play in Nike’s showcase event August 20-22 in the Bahamas. Last year, he played in Under Armour’s Elite 24 and was scheduled to do so this year again. (photo courtesy of Slamonline.com)

By Robert Alfonso Jr.

The tug-of-war for some of the nations top high school players has heated up immensely.

Nike released their roster of Elite Youth Basketball League players to play against the Bahamian National Select Team in the Bahamas. This comes on the heel of CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish reporting a week ago that Nike was going to create an event that would be taking place at the same time as the annual Elite 24 event in New York City. Nike’s event is scheduled for August 20-22 in the Bahamas.

Apparently, Nike does not want any of their EYBL players wearing UA sneakers on ESPN, which televises the Elite 24. Many on the current EYBL roster headed to the Bahamas were either already invited to the Elite 24 or were targets to be invited. Many who are on the EYBL all-stars team headed to the Bahamas played in the UA event last year.

Here is the EYBL roster.

Name

Height Weight Class

High School/Hometown

Mohamed Bamba 6’11 195 2017 Westtown/Westtown, PA
Miles Bridges 6’7 220 2016 Huntington Prep/Flint, MI
Wendell Carter 6’10 245 2017 Pace Academy/Atlanta GA
De’Aaron Fox 6’4 170 2016 Cypress Lakes/Katy, TX
Harry Giles 6’10 220 2016 Oak Hill Academy/Winston Salem, NC
Jonathan Isaac 6’9 190 2016 IMG Academy/Naples. FL
Malik Monk 6’4 180 2016 Bentonville/Bentonville, AR
Michael Porter 6’9 190 2016 Father Tolton Catholica/Columbia, MD
Jayson Tatum 6’8 190 2016 Chaminade College/St. Louis, MO
Gary Trent Jr. 6’5 190 2017 Apple Valleuy/Apple Valley, MN
Jarred Vanderbilt 6’8 200 2017 Victory Prep/Houston, TX
Trae Young 6’1 160 2017 Norman/Norman, OK