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LSU hoops duo gets invitations to Nike Academy

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BATON ROUGE — LSU basketball freshman Ben Simmons and Antonio Blakeney took part in the inaugural NIKE Basketball Academy in Santa Monica, California.

In this invitation only event, Simmons and Blakeney are the only true freshman who have yet to play a Division I game among the college players invited to participate in the special camp that ended Monday.

LSU is one of three schools with multiple college players in attendance among the 27 players invited to the event.

The Nike Basketball Academy took place at the Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar.

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