National recognition continues to grow for one of the Ivy League’s top underclassman. Yale sophomore Miye Oni has been selected to attend the Nike Elite Basketball Academy, a Yale press release states. The Academy is a brief camp from August 15-20 in which some of the world’s best young prospects receive training and advice from Nike Basketball athletes, who in the past have included the likes of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.
Oni is one of only 20 collegiate players who will be participating in the event.
Oni did it all for the Bulldogs last season. The 6’6” guard paced the Yale offense with 12.9 points per game on 44.1 percent shooting. In addition, he shot at a 39.6 percent clip from beyond the arc while racking up 6.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Oni was named Second Team All-Ivy last year.
Oni was a regular on Ivy League highlight reels, often exhibiting his athleticism with plays like this:
We understand why this is an #SCTop10 nominee. We you, Miye Oni. @Yale_Basketball #IvyMadness pic.twitter.com/qdl2jXP21J— #IvyMadness (@Ivy_Basketball) March 12, 2017
The Academy will simulate an NBA combine, including workouts, drills and 5-on-5 action. The event will also give players like Oni a chance to play in front of scouts.
"This is a great opportunity for me to showcase my abilities against some of the top competition in the country, while doing so in front of several NBA scouts," Oni said.
Oni has continued to turn heads this summer:
Keep up the good work. Well deserved!! So proud of you, your time is coming...Former GameTymer Miye Oni pic.twitter.com/x6zMt6cJc7— Colin Jamerson (@GameTymers) July 12, 2017
"I've been working every day this summer to sharpen my skills and to be more consistent in every aspect of the game,” Oni added.
The Academy will be a place in which one of the Ivy League’s finest athletes can hone his game and get more exposure before he kicks off his sophomore campaign at Yale.