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Penn State Basketball: Carr Lands Nike Academy Invite

by on July 30, 2017 11:19 AM

Penn State sophomore guard Tony Carr has been invited to the 2017 Nike Basketball Academy Aug. 15-20 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Carr joins up with the top 20 collegiate players for the annual skills development camp and will learn from and train alongside current and former NBA players..

“I am incredibly honored to be invited to this prestigious camp and have the opportunity to learn from individuals who are the very best in the game,” Carr said in a release. “My goal is to be a sponge and soak up and learn as much as possible, and return to Penn State a better player and leader.”

Carr will travel to Los Angeles for the Nike Basketball Academy after returning from the Nittany Lions’ foreign tour in the Bahamas in early August.

As a true freshman Carr started all 33 games led the team with 13.1 points and 4.2 assists per game. His 139 assists total set the Penn State freshman record for that category. Carr became the first freshman in program history to earn all-conference recognition as an honorable mention pick and was the fourth Nittany Lion to earn a spot on the Big Ten All-Freshman team.

“To be selected as one the top 20 players in the nation by Nike is a great honor and speaks volumes about Tony's abilities,” said coach Patrick Chambers. “This experience will provide Tony with a chance to compete against high-level competition as well as receive instruction from some of the NBA's best.”

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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