Wolverine commitments team up at adidas Nations Global 2012

Dylan Burkhardt

rn_derrickwalton_montemorris_ms_576[1]A pair 2013 Michigan commitments are in California this weekend for the Adidas Nations Global 2012. The event is the finale of the Adidas grassroots summer program and features four American teams facing off against international squads at similar age groups.

Derrick Walton and Zak Irvin will both be playing on the USA 2014 Red roster. Both Wolverine commitments participated in Adidas Nations events throughout the summer and Global 2012 will likely mark the end of both prospects grassroots career.

Here’s an interview and brief highlight film of Irvin in action at previous Nations events:

Walton and Irvin’s squad features top rated prospects such as Chris Walker and Kasey Hill. The full USA 2013 Red roster can be found here. Walton and Irvin will also battle some of the nation’s best, top ranked players on opposing squads include Isaiah Hicks, Isaac Hamilton, Jarell Martin, Jahlil Okafor and Noah Vonleh.

Practices, pool play and college counselor games will be held August 3-5 in Garden Grove, California. The championship will be played at Long Beach City College on Monday, August 6 at 8 p.m. eastern and broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.

The complete schedule is available here.

  • SamGoBlue

    I love this class not only because they are great players, but also because they seem to be great kids and huge Michigan fans. You wouldn’t see many big recruits like Zak Irvin give a shout-out to Michigan fans in a little short video like that usually.

  • Kuws


    Paul Biancardi of ESPN Insider calls Zak Irvin “The Best Player He Saw This Summer” and John Stovall of Insider designates him as his “Likely to rise in the rankings” player from the summer!!


  • George

    Why doesZak Irvin look like the tallest player on the front row when he’s the 3rd tallest on the stats

  • George

    And Dylan, I think you mean 2013 USA Red not 2014 USA Red