Class of 2019 Kentucky commit DJ Jeffries announced on Twitter earlier this evening that he received an invite to the Nike Basketball Academy in Los Angeles.
Blessed to say I got invited to the Nike basketball academy ???
— Djjeffries™ (@lildjj0) July 29, 2018
The Nike Basketball Academy gives high level high school and college players to learn from of the NBA’s brightest superstars, as well as play against high level competition from all over the country.
Position Sports is the company that handles the Nike Basketball Academy’s media, public relations, as well as operations. Here’s what their website has to say about the opportunity for these kids.
The Academy will be a tailor-made experience for guards, wings and bigs all under one roof. By creating a seamless experience, the Nike Basketball Academy will allow the best players in the country (both high school and college) to compete against the best competition while receiving guidance from Nike Basketball’s biggest stars; LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis to name a few.
Several other players have announced their invites via Twitter, but no word yet on the exact list or the other UK targets that will take part. Current Cat Tyler Herro, as well as huge target James Wiseman, among others, attended last year’s Academy. Also, various former Cats have helped on the NBA side, with Anthony Davis this year and DeMarcus Cousins doing the same in the past.