It's the third year in a row for Houston (TX) Second Baptist School guard L.J. Rose at the LeBron James Skills Academy. He's used to the workouts, and he's used to the level of competition each time he's come here. The four-star prospect, and nation's No. 8 prospect for point guard said it's still a thrill to get the invited, even for a third time.
"It's just a great experience," Rose said. "This is my third year here. Just coming back every year, you learn a lot of stuff. It's a great coaching staff, and the intensity is great."
Though Rose has played at a couple of other prestigious camps this summer—other ones he's also well-versed with—he feels the Skills Academy is the one that stands out, from a competition standpoint.
"I've been to NBA Camp (in Charlottesville)," Rose added. "I've been to Deron Williams (Skills Academy), with a lot of the same people (at the LeBron James Skills Academy). I think this one, everyone looks forward to this. It's a great experience. LeBron is here. I think it's the top. I think it's the best thing of the summer.
"This is crazy. Even when he was talking to us (Tuesday) night, he kind of opened up for us. It's just crazy to see. It's just crazy."
Just like having a prestigious level of camps that he's been involved with in his career, Rose has a prestigious list of schools that are in the mix. He is wide open. When asked about Pittsburgh, it doesn't sound like the Panthers are in the mix.