Louisville sophomore combo-guard Terry Rozier is one of ten college point guards selected to participate in this week’s annual Nike Elite Point Guard Camp at Kean University in Newark, NJ. The event is part of the Nike Skills Academies.
For the second straight year, the PG camp is ran by NBA All Star Kyrie Irving. Michael Carter-Williams and Trey Burke will also be part of the camp. The event was previously headlined by Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets.
Rozier, along with nine other college point guards and 15-20 high school point guards will have the opportunity to hone their skills while being coached by current and former NBA superstars. Former Louisville point guard Peyton Siva participated in a similar camp, the CP3 (Chris Paul) Elite Guard Camp, during his playing career at Louisville.
Judging from Rozier’s Instagram account, I’d say he’s excited about the opportunity.
With Chris Jones returning, most folks assume Rozier will play the two-guard position this season. However, don’t be surprised if Jones and Rozier are interchangeable. In fact, I’d expect the ball to be in Rozier’s hands more than Jones when both are on the floor. Rozier is a gifted scorer who can play both guard spots, but his future at the next level is at at point guard.
The Lebron James Skill Academy is the final event of the Nike Skills Acadamies and features 80 of the top high school prospects along with the top 30 collegiate players in the country. Montrezl Harrell is rumored to be one of the 30 players to be invited, however I’ve yet to confirm if he’ll be attending for sure. The Camp is July, 9-12 in Akron, OH.