Along with other top college players, Seton Hall senior wing Fuquan Edwin (Paterson, N.J.) has been selected to serve as a counselor at adidas Nations Camp.
Starting today at Next Level Sports Complex in Garden Grove, Calif., adidas Nations’ pool play will act as a showcase for global u-18 basketball talent. Multiple teams from the United States will complete against teams from Australia, Russia, Latin America, the Philippines, and Africa. The championship will be played at Long Beach City College on Monday, August 5 at 7pm ET and broadcast live on ESPNU.
For counselors, adidas Nations serves as a chance not only to coach and mentor younger players, but as a showcase of sorts for future NBA employment. Fuquan Edwin joins current college players Kyle Anderson (UCLA), Perry Ellis (Kansas), Montrezl Harrell (Louisville), Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati), Wayne Seldon (Kansas), Russ Smith (Louisville), Jamil Wilson (Marquette), and more (full list) as counselors.
Former counselors from last year who were selected in the 2013 NBA Draft include Cody Zeller, Peyton Siva, Nerlens Noels, Gorgui Dieng, Archie Goodwin, and Isaiah Canaan.
Participants and counselors alike will be coached and trained by NBA talent such as Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers, Weber State), Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets, Morehead State), Iman Shumpert (New York Knicks, Georgia Tech), Fran Fraschilla (ESPN), Ralph Sampson, and Eddie Johnson. There will also be plenty of off the court interaction between players, counselors, and the many people related to the NBA that will be there.
The two Seton Hall recruiting targets among the American attendees are 2015 center Moustapha Diagne (Pope John XIII, N.J.) and 2014 center Chinanu Onuaku (Riverdale Baptist, Md.). Diagne will play on the blue 2015/2016 team while Onuaku is on the blue 2014 team. College coaches are not allowed to attend because of the current ‘quiet' recruiting period.