Memphis Tigers senior guard Geron Johnson will be attending Nike’s Kevin Durant Skills Academy in Washington this weekend.
The event began on Friday and usually accepts invites from the nation’s top college and high school wing players.
Last summer, Adonis Thomas was among a group of high-profile participants that included Otto Porter Jr., Tim Hardaway Jr., C.J. McCollum, Michael Snaer, Elias Harris, Solomon Hill and Nate Wolters. Former Memphis Tigers forward Wesley Witherspoon was an participant in 2010.
Johnson was a great assest to the Tigers’ 31-5 season. He was third on the team in scoring (10.4) and rebounding (4.6) last season. Like D.J. Stephens, Adonis Thomas and Chris Crawford, he was a third-team all-C-USA selection. The Dayton, Ohio native led the team in steals (59) and assists (117).
Durant’s camp is closed to the public, but NBA scouts and player personnel executives are welcomed to come watch. Johnson was one of many U of M players who received information from the NBA’s undergraduate advisory committee on his 2013 draft status.
I received this information from the Commercial Appeal.