REDDIC AMONG NATION’S BEST AT LEBRON JAMES SKILLS ACADEMY
LAS VEGAS, N.V. – Summer "vacation" has been anything but a vacation for rising senior Juvonte Reddic of the VCU men's basketball program.
After being invited to Amare Stoudemire Skills Camp at the end of June, Reddic impressed scouts and officials enough to earn an invite to LeBron James Skills Academy this weekend in Las Vegas. The Academy features the top-23 players in college basketball.
Reddic is one of just two players from non-power six conferences, joining incoming San Diego State freshman Winston Shepard.
Beginning on Friday, the campers will go through four days of intense skill development work and competition in front of hundreds of members of the media and scouts from nearly every NBA team.
"I'm really excited and appreciative of this tremendous opportunity to not only represent myself, but also VCU," Reddic said. "I want to be able to perform at the highest level next season and help our team accomplish the goals we have set. One of the best way to get better in the offseason is being able to compete against the best players in the country and this certainly provides me that opportunity."
Reddic is coming off an outstanding junior season in which he posted 11 double-doubles en route to 14.6 points per game and a team-leading 8.1 rebounds per game. He ranked in the top-20 nationally with a field-goal percentage of 56.9-percent. He earned a spot on the All-Atlantic 10 Second Team and the VaSID All-State Second Team.
He also became the third junior in the past four years to reach the 1,000-point plateau, finishing the 2012-13 campaign with 1,025 career points. That mark currently ranks 30th on VCU's all-time scoring list.
The camp runs through Monday, July 8.