Marshawn Powell kickin’ it with Lebron this week

The University of Arkansas announced on Tuesday that sophomore forward Marshawn Powell is one of 23 college basketball players nationally selected to participate in the Lebron James Skills Academy, taking place this week in Akron, Ohio.

Players at the LeBron James camp were selected based on their performances at the various skills academies around the nation this summer. Powell earned the right to participate in “King James” camp after a stellar performance in Oklahoma Thunder forward Kevin Durant’s Skills Academy in late June.

Powell is one of only six players from Durant’s camp, and one of only four underclassmen in the nation invited to James’ summer camp.

“Every time a player goes to one of these camps, they come back a better player,” Arkansas head coach John Pelphrey said. “I have always said that Marshawn is one of the hardest working players that we have and he has proved that with great workouts in the weight room this summer. He’ll take that same attitude to this camp and emerge with a new set of skills for next season.”

Lebron James’ Skills Academy began on July 5, and continues through July 7.