Clemson's McDaniels headed for Lebron camp

CLEMSON, S.C. (WACH) - Clemson's K.J. McDaniels is one of just a handful of college players to earn an invite to one of the most prestigious summer basketball camps around.

McDaniels will be one of 25 college players to compete at the Lebron James Skills Academy July 6-8 in Las Vegas, NV.

The six-foot-six forward also spent last weekend in Washington, D.C. at the Kevin Durant Skills Academy.

"The Durant camp was a great learning experience," said McDaniels. "It was good competition featuring a lot of Division I players, but now Im going to face even better competition at the LeBron camp. I hope to continue to polish my game and soak up knowledge while I'm there."

McDaniels was matched up several times with Durant, the All-NBA forward from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"I had to defend him multiple times, it was a great experience," said McDaniels. "It was definitely a confidence-builder for me."

McDaniels will be Clemson's leading returning scorer next season. He averaged 10.9 points and 5.0 rebounds per game as a sophomore and led the ACC with 2.1 blocked shots per game.

Six players that participated in the 2012 LeBron James Skills Academy were chosen in the first round of the NBA Draft last week, including the No. 3 overall selection, Georgetown's Otto Porter.

The James camp consists of two workouts for college players on each of the three days.