Gophers recruit and Cretin-Derham Hall senior Daniel Oturu was invited Tuesday to play for the Nike Hoop Summit World Select team.
Oturu, a 6-foot-10 center, will represent Nigeria and play against Team USA on April 13 at Moda Arena in Portland. The 11th annual event features the top U.S. high school seniors competing against the best internationl players from around the world.
Oturu's parents, Francis and Deborah, are both from Nigeria.
"I just give all the glory to God for the blessings he's continued to place upon my family and I," Oturu said Tuesday. "It's truly an honor. It'll be great to compete on a big stage like that. It should be a lot of fun."
Oturu's former Howard Pulley AAU teammate and Apple Valley senior point guard Tre Jones is playing for Team USA in the event, which includes practices at the Portland Trailblazers practice facility and Nike campus.
The last Gophers recruit to compete in the Nike Hoop Summit was Toronto native Devoe Joseph representing Canada with the World Select team in 2008.
Oturu's final high school game last month ended with his game-winning alley-oop dunk in the Minnesota Class 4A state title game for Cretin-Derham Hall. Oturu is the first Gophers recruit finish his high school career with a state title since Hopkins product Amir Coffey two years ago.