July 7, 2014
LAS VEGAS - University of Utah men’s basketball player Delon Wright will take part in the LeBron James Skills Academy sponsored by Nike Elite Youth Basketball.
The LeBron James Skills Academy will feature the top 30 collegiate players from around the country during the first NCAA live period, July 9-12. Players will have four days of competitive skills workouts and 5-on-5 games in order to showcase their skills for the NBA scouts in attendance. Players will take what they learned at the previous skills academies and implement them into a team setting on the floor.
"This is a really nice honor for Delon because he has worked so hard," head coach Larry Krystkowiak said. "This is a great opportunity for him to showcase his skills against some of the top players in the country."
In his first season at Utah, Wright became the first Ute to be named First Team All-Pac-12. He was also named to the All-Defensive Team after leading the league in steals, ranking sixth in blocks and 12th in rebounding.
Wright is one of four Pac-12 players to receive an invitation to the camp, joining Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Arizona), Stanley Johnson (Arizona) and Joseph Young (Oregon).
Other announced campers include Ron Baker (Wichita State), Sam Dekker (Wisconsin), Perry Ellis III (Kansas), Treveon Graham (VCU), Darrun Hilliard (Villanova), R.J. Hunter (Georgia State), Jarrell Martin (LSU), Jordan Mickey (LSU), D.J. Newbill (Penn State), Georges Niang (Iowa State), Kelly Oubre (Kansas), Terran Pettway (Nebraska), Michael Qualls (Arkansas), Juwan Staten (West Virginia) and Aaron White (Iowa). A complete roster will be released in the coming days.