The most exciting thing on June 27th might not even be the NBA draft, as the FIBA U19 World Championships will begin in Prague, Czech Republic.
Official Prague 2013 FIBA Website
Team USA will tip off at 2:15pm EDT against the Ivory Coast.
I will try to keep this thread updated with stream links and what-not, and I hope lots of people will enjoy some Post-NBA basketball (if the WNBA doesn't cut it for you).
- #1 Prospect Andrew Wiggins of Canada opted out of Canada's team, favoring practicing for his 2013-14 campaign with the Kansas Jayhawks. Many eyes will adjust to Wiggins friend Xavier Rathan Mayes, the 6'4 guard who will be playing for FSU this coming NCAA season.
- Korea center Jong-Hyun Lee was the team's biggest star at last summer's U18 Asian tournament, where he averaged 18.9 points, 10.9 rebounds, 3.4 blocks and 1.9 assists.
- Croatia has Dario Saric
- Iran will be competing with players such as Rasoul MOZAFARIVANANI and Hamed BEIGIARBATSOFLA.
- Lots of people were impressed by Aussie prospect Dante Exum at the Nike Hoops Summit. He will be participating.
- No Chinese player has a last name exceeding 4 letters.
- Team USA has Marcus Smart (returning to Oklahoma St. next year), Aaron Gordon (top prospect who will play for Arizona), and Jahlil Okafor (5 star center prospect) among others.