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Bona's Jay Adams gets invite to adidas Nations camp in Los Angeles

St. Bonaventure star point guard Jaylen Adams has been chosen to participate in the prestigious adidas Nations basketball camp this week in Los Angeles, the university announced Monday.

Adams is a junior from Baltimore who made first-team All-Atlantic 10 Conference last season. He is one of a select group of collegiate players who will serve as counselors at the event Thursday to Aug. 1. Last year about 40 collegians served as counselors.

The adidas Nations features elite Under-19 players from the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America with top college players. The participants will train and learn from each other as well as a panel of NBA players, coaches and scouts. The event will include skills sessions, video analysis and drills as well as 5-on-5 competitions. More than 75 NBA scouts and team personnel are expected to attend.

"This is an honor for Jay to be selected to adidas Nations," said Bonnies coach Mark Schmidt in a Bona release. "It's another sign of how well respected he is. I think he can learn a lot there and continue to grow as a player entering his junior season."

Adams also last season was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 4 second team. He tied for eighth in the Atlantic 10 in scoring at 17.9 points per game, led the A-10 in three-point field goal percentage (.438) and finished fourth in free throw percentage (.874). The Baltimore, Md., native also averaged 5.0 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game. He helped lead St. Bonaventure to a share of the A-10 regular season title with a 14-4 mark.

Adams has scored 758 points over his first two seasons.

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