- National Teams
Check out projected 2015 NBA Draft Lottery Pick Mario Hezonja, when he was 16 years old, in action in England at the 2011 Jordan Brand Classic International Tour held at Surrey Sports Park.
The camp came to England for two years running in 2011 and 2012 and features the top 40 Under-16 players from across Europe, with a number of famous alumni.
Mario was the standout in the 2011 edition – and has been receiving hype in Europe for years. He also came to England in 2013 with Barcelona for the NIJT, where he caught a nasty backdoor lob.
Hezonja, who played in Spain with Barcelona this year but is originally from Croatia, could be drafted as high as in the top 5 according to leading NBA draft experts Draft Express – it is easy to forget sometimes that we do occasionally get opportunities to see some of the top talent in Europe on our shores!