Nike Announces Summer Hoops Schedule; LeBron Camp Moved to Vegas
Nike released its summer basketball schedule, and the biggest change is that the always popular LeBron James Skills Academy will be moved to Las Vegas from lovely downtown Akron, Ohio.
Why leave lovely Akron, where the event has been held since its inception in 2007?
Because LeBron will be in Vegas training with the U.S. Olympic basketball team from July 5-12, so the Academy will overlap with that from July 6-9.
Official NIKE Elite Youth Basketball Schedule
April 7 – NIKE Hoop Summit (Portland, OR)
April 14 – Jordan Brand Classic (Charlotte, NC)
April 20-22 – EYBL Session #1 (Minneapolis, MN)
April 27-29 – EYBL Session #2 (Hampton, VA)
May 11-13 – EYBL Session #3 (Dallas, TX)
May 25-28 – EYBL Session #4 (Oakland, CA)
June 7-10 – Elite 100 (Underclassmen) (St. Louis, MO)
June 21-23 – Deron Williams Skills Academy (Chicago, IL)
June 21-23 – Amar’e Stoudemire Skills Academy (Chicago, IL)
June 24-26 – Kevin Durant Skills Academy (Chicago, IL)
July 6-9 – LeBron James Skills Academy (Las Vegas, NV)
July 11-15 – NIKE Skills School (Washington, DC)
July 12-15 – NIKE Global Challenge (Washington, DC)
July 18-21 – EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam (N. Augusta, SC)
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