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Vince Hunter In Vegas For LeBron James Skills Academy

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One of the more prestigous camps for college prospects, and budding college stars will feature UTEP's sophomore sensation Vince Hunter.

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UTEP sophomore forward Vince Hunter is taking part in the 2014 LeBron James Skills Academy that features the top prep, and college talent in the nation this weekend.

Hunter will join the likes of Stanley Johnson from Arizona, Kevin Pangos from Gonzaga, and Perry Ellis from Kansas in the four day event.

Some of the top high school prospects in the nation will also be in attendance like Stephen Zimmerman, Ivan Rabb, and Cheick Daillo who are among the most sought after 2015 prospects. 

This is an excellent showcase for Vince to turn the heads of NBA scouts, and executives, and is usually a showcase of the projected best talent in college basketball for the upcoming season.   Vince will also have an opportunity to talk to LeBron and gain some valuable mentorship from the four-time NBA MVP.

Hunter who was named C-USA Freshman of The Year last season is expected by most to be a legit NBA prospect after this season, though if Vince is Vince as we all expect during the showcase, that talk may heat up even before the season tips off.

The showcase parlays into another open recruiting period for college coaches to get back on the recruiting trail before summer ends.  Today through 07/13, then from 07/16-07/20, and finally 07/23-07/27, CTF and staff have the opportunity to tour the country, or world while rolling up their sleeves and getting back to live recruiting as per the NCAA recruiting calendar.

According to Verbal Commits UTEP has 24 open offers that have been reported, and I would expect more during the rest of July.   New offers and interest, along with some new names to the 2015 and 2016 recruiting list could be added, we will be glued to Twitter and let you know the happenings.

 

 

2014 LeBron James Skills Academy Schedule
Date Time Event
July 9 9:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. College Player Workout
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. High School Player Workout
5:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. College Player Workout
7:30 p.m. Evening Games
July 10 9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. High School Player Workout
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. College Player Workout
2:30 p.m. Afternoon Games
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. College Player Workout
7:30 p.m. Evening Games
July 11 9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. High School Player Workout
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. College Player Workout
2:30 p.m. Afternoon Games
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. College Player Workout
7 p.m. Evening Games
July 12 9:30 a.m. Quarterfinal Games
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. College Player Workout
2:30 p.m. Semifinal, Consolation Games
5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. College Player Workout
7 p.m. Championship, 3rd Place Games