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Ngom earns invite to prestigious Nike Basketball Academy

By Andrea Elliott

TORONTO – Before Rams’ sophomore Tanor Ngom suits up in the blue and gold this season, he’ll be taking one big step forward in his development as he has been invited to participate in the 2018 Nike Basketball Academy in Los Angeles this week.

The annual event, which runs from August 8-12, gathers approximately 20 of the best collegiate basketball players for drills, competitions, off-court workouts, film sessions, and five-on-five competition, all led by current and former NBA players.

Ngom is the first U SPORTS player ever invited to the Academy, joining American high school and top NCAA prospects at the event.

In his rookie season with the Rams in 2017-18, Ngom was named to the OUA All-Rookie Team after averaging 5.8 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game. He played in all 23 regular season games, averaging 12.8 minutes. The 7-2 forward ranked fifth in the OUA with 31 blocks.

After his stint at the Academy, Ngom will return to Toronto to join his Rams teammates in exhibition action when they take on the Duke Blue Devils on August 15.

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