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Foster invited to LeBron’s skills camp

By The Mercury

Kansas State sophomore Marcus Foster has earned one of 30 college invitations to the prestigious LeBron James Skills Academy, the university announced Thursday.

The camps will be in Las Vegas, beginning Wednesday and going through next Saturday.

Hosted by the four-time NBA MVP, the camp will include four days of competitive skills workouts and 5-on-5 games to help players showcase their skills to NBA scouts.

The list of 30 college players was selected from the three Nike Skills camps (Point Guard, Kevin Durant and Big Man Academies), which were held in late June at various locations across the country.

Foster was selected for the camp after his performance at the Nike Guards Academy at Kean University in Union, N.J., June 23-25.

In addition to the 30 college players, the academy will also include 80 of the top high school players in the country.

Foster is one of five announced Big 12 players to receive an invitation to the camp — including Perry Ellis (Kansas), Georges Niang (Iowa State), Kelly Oubre (Kansas) and Juwan Staten (West Virginia).  Wichita State’s Ron Baker was also selected for the camp.

Foster is coming off one of the best freshmen seasons in school history, as the he led the Wildcats in eight categories — scoring (15.5 ppg.), double-digit games (27), 20-point games (eight), field goals (177), 3-point field goals (79) and free-throw percentage (73.4).

The Wichita Falls, Texas, native was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team by both the league coaches and The Associated Press, joining Michael Beasley as the only true freshmen in school history to earn recognition to the All-Big 12 First, Second or Third Teams.

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