Kevin Seraphin and John Wall played on opposite sides of the ball when the USA Junior National Select Team faced the World Select Team at the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon. And the U.S. lost in a stunner, 97-89, letting a nine point lead slip away in the fourth quarter to boot.
Wall impressed with 13 points, five steals and 11 assists to only three turnovers. But Seraphin, with eight points, nine rebounds and four blocks in 22 minutes, left the Summit with several hailing him as the breakout player.
He’s got a gregarious personality making a lot of friends on the World team despite the fact that his English is very limited. He also has a great on court demeanor as he was an absolute beast in the paint all week in practice and in the game.
-Aran Smith, NBADraft.net
You could see his arm raise several times out of the paint to get the ball far above the rim. He also had several blocked shots coming on help situations or as a second row goalkeeper.
-Christophe Ney, EuropeanProspects.com