Tennessee rising senior Jordan McRae’s NBA dreams received a boost Thursday.
Considered one of the top wing players in the country, McRae received an invitation to the 2013 Kevin Durant Skills Academy, a three-day crash course on NBA-based strength and conditioning and skill development.
The camp, highly attended by NBA scouts, is scheduled for June 28-30 in Washington, D.C.
“First of all, it’s an honor just to be invited to an event like that,” McRae said in a UT release. “It’s a great opportunity. I’ll get a chance to improve my game. I look forward to seeing how I stack up against some of the best wings in the country.”
McRae led the Vols in scoring last season at 15.7 points in a team-high 33.6 minutes per game. He flirted with the option of entering the NBA draft this offseason before opting to return for his final season at UT.
The complete roster for the 2013 Kevin Durant Skills Academy has yet to be finalized.
“Jordan is most definitely deserving of this opportunity,” Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin said in the release. “As a player, it’s valuable anytime you have a chance to test yourself against the best. I know Jordan will compete at a very high level and represent Tennessee well.”
Brendan F. Quinn covers Tennessee men’s basketball. Follow him at Twitter.com/BFQuinn.