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What we learned from skills academies

Originally Published: June 29, 2011
By John Stovall | ESPN Recruiting

Here is a look at a few things that stood out to us during the Deron Williams, Amare Stoudemire and Kevin Durant Nike Skills Academies:

Transformers

Some of the players who attend these skills academies are in training for the position that they want to play in the future. For example, some combination guards work to become at least a part-time point guard at the Deron Williams Academy. Players like Omar Calhoun (Brooklyn/Christ the King), Rodney Purvis (Raleigh, N.C./Upper ...

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