July 2, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College sophomore forward Tyler Harris (Dix Hills, N.Y.) attended the Kevin Durant Skills Academy in Washington, D.C. on June 28-30. The camp was a three-day training session which was part of the Nike Skills Academies. It was one of four position specific camps that Nike sponsors. Nineteen collegiate and 30 high school wing players from around the country were invited to attend.
"The Kevin Durant Skills Academy was a great experience," Harris said. "It is going to help me improve my game in a number of different areas. It was amazing to be able to work with one of the top players in the NBA and learn some of the skills that have helped him become great."
The goals of the Skills Academies is to instill the fundamentals into the next generation of top players. Each academy focuses on strength and conditioning and skill development. In addition to the on-court instruction, the players also hear from an NBA athlete and the coaches on life lessons and what it takes to make it to the next level.
Last season, Harris practiced with the Friars but did not play due to NCAA transfer rules. Harris came to Providence from NC State where he played 19 games as a freshman in 2011-12.