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Q&A with Randy Livingston, leader of Team Asia Pacific at Adidas Summer Championships and Nations

July 11, 2017

Preface by Janx…..


I’ve asked Randy Livingston to do a Q&A blog for, but before he we get to that I wanted to fill you in on the upcoming tours he is leading, and some of his extensive background, including in the NBA.


This July Randy takes some of the best prospects from Australia and New Zealand to the Adidas Summer Championships tournament in Las Vegas (26-30 July), and then heads to Adidas Nations in Houston (2-6 August), where they will face some of the best high school basketball talent from around the world.  Alex Mudronja and Ben Carter (both featured athletes at will be attending both the Adidas Summer Championships and Adidas Nations, along with other elite, division 1 college prospects (list further down).


Here is the schedule for the tour:

  • 23 July 2017: Fly Sydney to Los Angeles. Travel to Las Vegas by mini vans. Arrive at Las Vegas Hotel.

  • 24-25 July 2017: Two practices per day at a local high school. 

  • 26-30 July 2017: Adidas Summer Championships tournament playing some of the best high school-aged teams in the U.S.A. 

  • 30 July 2017: Return to Los Angeles

  • 2-6 August 2017: Adidas Nations in Houston


Happy to let any interested College coaches know of more information or get them in touch with Randy.


 VIDEO: Highlights from the 2016 Adidas Nations tour.  Quite a few guys on the 2016 tour have committed to High Major, division 1 programs.


Randy Livingston carries a lot of respect throughout Australian basketball.  He played 10+ year NBA career, great coaching pedigree having played for the likes of Rudy Tomjanovich, Jerry Sloan and Nate MacMIllan as well as coaching for four years in the NBA’s development league, the latter two years as Head Coach. This would be impressive by default but what I find most admirable is the fact that when he was here in Australia he took time to participate in our pathways.  In addition to scouting every national tournament for ages U20, U18 and U16 he also took on a role coaching the Tasmanian U18 State team in 2014, taking them to the Australian Junior Championships in Canberra.


 PICTURED: Randy playing with the Phoenix Suns.  Randy had 10 years in the NBA.



When he returned to the U.S.A. to become an Assistant Coach at the esteemed Louisiana State University (LSU – the school that he attended and played at a few years after Shaquille O’Neal), it was of course a natural progression that he would recruit kids from throughout the Australia/New Zealand region, some of whom live in South Australia, are