Staten Receives Invite to LeBron James Academy

  • By Bryan Messerly
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  • July 03, 2014 01:55 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University guard Juwan Staten, the Big 12 Conference’s leading scorer from a year ago, has received an invite to the LeBron James Skills Academy beginning July 9 in Las Vegas.
The event features the Top 30 collegiate and Top 80 high school players from around the country and runs July 9-12. Players will have four days of competitive skills workouts and 5-on-5 games.
Staten will begin action Wednesday where he will take advantage of the opportunity to learn from some of the best players and coaches around the country.
“I’m just honored to be selected to participate in such as a prestigious event,” says Staten. “I’m blessed and thankful to have this opportunity to represent West Virginia University.”
Staten was named to the All-Big 12 First Team and All-Defensive Team in 2014. He led the conference in scoring at 18.1 points per game. Staten was the first WVU player to score 500 points, grab 150 rebounds and dish out 150 assists in a season.
“I hope to improve my skills to help me for my senior season at WVU and also to help me improve to be able to play at the next level,” says Staten. “I’m eager to get better and look forward to the challenge of competing against the best players in the country. This camp can only help me get better.”