White, Niang get invited to LeBron James skills camp

Aaron White and Georges Niang’s summers have both been pretty busy. And that trend will continue next week when both players head to Las Vegas to partake in the LeBron James Nike Skills Academy.

The event, which takes place July 9-12, features the top 80 high school players and 30 of the top collegiate players from around the country and players will have four days of competitive skills workouts and 5-on-5 games in order to showcase their skills for NBA scouts in attendance.

White recently participated in the Kevin Durant Nike Elite Skills Academy in Washington, D.C., this past weekend.

He is a two-time third team all-Big Ten forward and also was named to the 2012 Big Ten all-freshman team.

The Ohio native became the first Hawkeye to ever amass 1,300-plus points, 650-plus rebounds, 100-plus assists and 100-plus steals in his first three seasons at the school.

Whit, a 6-foot-9, 220-pounder, will enter his senior season ranked 18th in career scoring with 1,301 points.

Niang, who missed the end of last season with an injury, returns for his junior season at Iowa State after collecting third team all-Big 12 honors this past season.

The Massachusetts native averaged 16.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game, making him the only non-guard to rank in the top 10 of the Big 12 in assists per game.