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College players attending Nike Basketball Academy


For the first time ever Nike Basketball has decided to put together an academy to host some of the top college and high school basketball players in the country.

The campers will receive instruction from coaches and NBA players such as LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant.

The college roster included star studded players such as Providence point guard Kriss Dunn, Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield, and Iowa State forward Georges Niang. Three players that will be in the conversation for the player of the year honors next year.

Raphielle Johnson of NBC Sports reported what college players were attending. You can see the list in its entirety below.

Kadeem Allen (Arizona)
Paris Bass (Detroit)
DeAndre Bembry (Saint Joseph’s)
Antonio Blakeney (LSU)
Malcolm Brogdon (Virginia)
Isaac Copeland (Georgetown)
Tre Demps (Northwestern)
Kris Dunn (Providence)
Daniel Hamilton (Connecticut)
Buddy Hield (Oklahoma)
Justin Jackson (North Carolina)
Damian Jones (Vanderbilt)
Shawn Long (UL Lafayette)
Georges Niang (Iowa State)
Gary Payton Jr. (Oregon State)
Jakob Poeltl (Utah)
Taurean Prince (Baylor)
Domantas Sabonis (Gonzaga)
Ben Simmons (LSU)
Kaleb Tarczewski (Arizona)
Isaiah Taylor (Texas)
Jarrod Uthoff (Iowa)
Denzel Valentine (Michigan State)
Tyrone Wallace (California)
James Webb III (Boise State)
Troy Williams (Indiana)
Kyle Wiltjer (Gonzaga)

It’s great to see the NCAA allow for this type of showcase to occur. To often camps like this have generated a bad reputation for what goes on behind the scenes.

If this event can be regulated and handled appropriately, then we should see more of these events pop up as time passes.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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