Nike Nationals Schedule

Nike Nationals is back again for a seventh year, and despite the loss of some high-profile players who are preparing for USA Basketball's trip to FIBA U17 World Championships, the competition is expected to be top-notch yet again in 2012.

Nike Nationals U17 Pools

All Iowa Attack
Boo Williams Summer League
NYC Gauchos
Spiece Gym Rats
Tennessee Flight

Essence Purple
NE Crusaders
North Tartan
Philly Belles
West Coast Premier

All Ohio Black
Cal Swish Black
Cy-Fair Nike Elite
Michigan Crossover
Ring City Elite

Cal Storm Team Taurasi
DFW T-Jack Elite
Fairfax Stars
Georgia Metros
GSB Elite

U17 Schedule

July 28
9 a.m. Boo Williams vs. NYC Gauchos (Ct. 3) -- TN Flight vs. All Iowa (Ct. 4)
10:15 a.m. Essence vs WC Premier (Ct. 3) -- NE Crusaders vs. Philly Belles (Ct. 4)
11:30 a.m. Cy-Fair vs. Cal Swish (Ct. 3) -- MI Crossover vs. Ring City (Ct. 4)
12:45 p.m. GSB vs. DFW (Ct. 3) -- Cal Storm vs. GA Metros (Ct. 4)
3:30 p.m. NY Gauchos vs. TN Flight (Ct. 3) -- Spiece vs Boo Williams (Ct. 4)
4:45 p.m. WC Premier vs. NE Crusaders (Ct. 3) -- North Tartan vs. Essence (Ct. 4)
6 p.m. Cal Swish vs. MI Crossover (Ct. 3) -- All Ohio vs. Cy-Fair (Ct. 4)
7:15 p.m. DFW vs. Cal Storm (Ct. 3) -- Fairfax Stars vs. GSB (Ct. 4)

July 29
9 a.m. Cal Storm vs. GSB (Ct. 3)-- Ring City vs. All Ohio (Ct. 4)
10:15 a.m. MI Crossover vs. Cy-Fair (Ct. 3) -- GA Metros vs. Fairfax Stars (Ct. 4)
11:30 a.m. TN Flight vs. Boo Williams (Ct. 3) -- All Ioa vs. Spiece (Ct. 4)
12:45 p.m. NE Crusaders vs. Essence (Ct. 3) -- Philly Belles vs. North Tartan (Ct. 4)
3:30 p.m. All Ohio vs. Cal Swish (Ct. 3) -- Cy-Fair vs. Ring City (Ct. 4)
4:45 p.m. Fairfax Stars vs. DFW (Ct. 3) -- GSB vs. GA Metros (Ct. 4)
6 p.m. Spiece vs. NY Gauchos (Ct. 3) -- Boo Williams vs. All Iowa (Ct. 4)
7:15 p.m. North Tartan vs. WC Premier (Ct. 3) -- Essence vs. Philly Belles (Ct. 4)

July 30
9 a.m. Cal Storm vs. Fairfax Stars (Ct. 3) -- GA Metros vs. DFW (Ct. 4)
10:15 a.m. MI Crossover vs. All Ohio (Ct. 3) -- Ring City vs. Cal Swish (Ct. 4)
11:30 a.m. NE Crusaders vs North Tartan (Ct. 3) -- Philly Belles vs WC Premier (Ct. 4)
12:45 p.m. TN Flight vs Spiece (Ct. 3) -- All Iowa vs. NY Gauchos (Ct. 4)

Bracket play begins at 3:30 p.m.

Nike Juniors U15 Pools

DFW Elite
Ring City

Georgia Metros
Michigan Crossover
New England Crusaders
North Tartan

Philly Belles
Tennessee Flight
West Coast Premier


All Ohio
Boo Williams
Cal Storm
NYC Gauchos

U15 Schedule

July 28
9 a.m. Essence vs. Fairfax Stars (Ct. 1) -- MI Crossover vs. NE Crusaders (Ct. 2)
10:15 a.m. DFW vs. Ring City (Ct. 1) -- GA Metros vs. North Tartan (Ct. 2)
11:30 a.m. Cal Storm vs. Boo Williams (Ct. 1) -- NYC Gauchos vs. All Ohio (Ct. 2)
12:45 p.m. TN Flight vs. WC Premier (Ct. 1) -- Philly Belles vs. Cy-Fair (Ct. 2)
3:30 p.m. North Tartan vs. MI Crossover (Ct. 1) -- Ring City vs. Essence (Ct. 2)
4:45 p.m. Fairfax Stars vs. DFW (Ct. 1) -- All Ohio vs. Cal Storm (Ct. 2)
6 p.m. WC Premier vs. Philly Belles (Ct. 1) -- Boo Williams vs. NY Gauchos (Ct. 2)
7:15 p.m. Cy-Fair vs. TN Flight (Ct. 1) -- NE Crusaders vs. GA Metros (Ct. 2)
July 29
9 a.m. Philly Belles vs. TN Flight (Ct. 1) -- Cy-Fair vs. WC Premier (Ct. 2)
10:15 a.m. NYC Gauchos vs. Cal Storm (Ct. 1) -- All Ohio vs. Boo Williams (Ct. 2)
11:30 a.m.North Tartan vs. NE Crusaders (Ct. 1) -- DFW-Essence (Ct. 2)
12:45 p.m. Ring City vs. Fairfax Stars (Ct. 1) -- GA Metros vs. MI Crossover (Ct. 2)

Bracket play begins at 3:30 p.m.

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Chris Hansen is the national director of prospects for ESPN HoopGurlz and covers girls' basketball and women's college basketball prospects nationally for ESPN.com. A graduate of the University of Washington with a communications degree, he has been involved in the women's basketball community since 1998 as a high school and club coach, trainer, evaluator and reporter. He is a member of the McDonald's All-American team selection committee. Hansen can be reached at chris.hansen@espn.com.