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FutureStarrFuture Stars Basketball Tournament 2016
Basketball is the fastest growing sport with more than 82 million children age 6-18 playing the sport, according to estimates from the National Sporting Goods Association. The Future Stars Basketball Tournament brings together the nation’s best youth basketball players in teams from across the country to showcase their skills and compete in a series of games between four days of play.
The Orlando Magic selected ŠariÄ‡ 12th overall in the 2014 draft, but his rights were traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for Elfrid Payton on draft night. After the draft, Šaric decided that he will stay with Efes for one more season. On 15 July 2016, ŠariÄ‡ signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. In just his third NBA game on 1 November 2016, ŠariÄ‡ scored 21 points in a 103–101 loss to the Orlando Magic. On 17 February 2017, he participated in the Rising Stars Challenge during the All-Star Weekend. Following the season, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team and finished second in NBA Rookie of the Year voting, behind Malcolm Brogdon.
When Jan Vesely arrived to London to take part in 2008 Future Stars he was already recognised as a one of the most impressive talents in European Basketball. He led his Czech National team to an easy victory in the tournament, collecting the MVP Award in the process. His career exploded soon after when he become a very influential member of the European power-house BC Partizan Belgrade. He won the 2008-09 and 2009-10 Serbian National Championship, the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Serbian National Cup and also the 2009 and 2010 Adriatic League . In 2010 Vesely led his team to the Euroleague Final Four in Paris and also was presented the FIBA Europe Young Men’s Player of the Year Award. (Source: futurestars.eu)
“In the future we would like to expand it to having teams from Australia and Africa. What I also like it is the fact that basketball powerhouses like Maccabi Tel Aviv and Estudiantes wants to work with us on a long term basis; providing us with a form of continuity which is crucial in building serious projects. It must be also stressed that the continued support of Basketball England is vital for us in building our event.”
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