MORGANTOWN - West Virginia's Juwan Staten has received an invitation to the LeBron James Skills Academy that will begin Wednesday in Las Vegas.
Staten, a point guard, led the Big 12 Conference in scoring with 18.1 points per game as a junior. He was an All-Big 12 Conference first-team selection and a member of the All-Defensive team.
"I'm just honored to be selected to participate in such as a prestigious event," Staten said. "I'm blessed and thankful to have this opportunity to represent West Virginia University."
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West Virginia’s Juwan Staten drives to the basket during a game against Kansas in March. Staten, a senior point guard, has been selected to the LeBron James Skills Academy, which features the top 30 collegiate and top 80 high school players in the nation.
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, who was the first WVU player to score 500 points, grab 150 rebounds and dish out 150 assists in a season, will get the opportunity to learn from some of the best players and coaches around the country.
"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," Staten said. "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