IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Patrick McCaffery will participate in the Nike Skills Academy on the Nike campus in Portland, Oregon, from Aug. 7-12. The forward will attend the Academy prior to joining his teammates in Europe on their foreign trip.
The Nike Skills Academy will provide McCaffery the opportunity to train alongside some of the best past and present NBA players and coaches. The prestigious skills development camp features the nation’s top collegiate players, which includes a combine experience, drills, off-court workouts, film sessions and competition.
“I am honored and excited about the opportunity to represent our basketball program at the Nike Skills Academy,” said McCaffery. “I am grateful for the opportunity and will do my best to make the most of it.”
McCaffery averaged 9.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, one assist and 0.8 steals during his junior season, where he played in 27 games with 14 starts. The Iowa City, Iowa, native reached double figures in 11 games and had five 20-point contests. McCaffery enters his senior season having scored 769 career points.
McCaffery is the fifth Hawkeye since 2014 to be invited to the elite basketball camp, joining Aaron White (2014), Jarrod Uthoff (2015), Peter Jok (2016) and Tyler Cook (2018).
Junior Riley Mulvey will not make the foreign trip due to a prior family commitment.
The Hawkeyes depart for their foreign trip on Aug. 5. In a slight change to the previously announced schedule, the Hawkeyes will open play in Paris against the Paris All-Stars on Aug. 8, before playing game two in Valencia against the Valencia All-Stars on Aug. 11. Iowa closes out its foreign trip on Aug. 14, in Barcelona against the Barcelona All-Stars.