Feb 15, 2014; Austin, TX, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers guard Juwan Staten (3) dribbles during the second half against the Texas Longhorns at Frank Erwin Special Events Center. The Longhorns defeated the Mountaineers 88-71. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia Hoops Star Invited To LeBron's Academy

The Big 12’s leading scorer last season, Juwan Staten, a guard for West Virginia, is one of the invitees to the LeBron James Skills Academy, which begins next Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Invitations to the academy are extended to the top 30 collegiate and the top 80 high school players. The players attending the skills training and learning session will participate in four days of competitive skills workouts as well as five-on-five games, according to information put out by the West Virginia athletic department.

Mar 18, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers guard Juwan Staten (3) dribbles as Georgetown Hoyas guard Markel Starks (5) defends during the second half at McDonough Arena. The Hoyas won 77 – 65. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The session begins July 9 and runs through July 12.

Staten, who will be a senior this fall, led the conference in 2013-14 with a scoring average of 18.1 through all games. He also is the first West Virginia player to score 500 or more points, haul down 150 rebounds and deliver 150 assists in a single season. And he has a chance to better that record in his final season in 2014-15.

The 6-1 point guard from Dayton, Ohio, was an All-Big 12 First Team selection this past season. He transferred from the University of Dayton in 2011.

“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 in a statement issued by the West Virginia athletic department. “I’m eager to get better and look forward to the challenge of competing against the best players in the country. The camp can also help me get better.”



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