Brad Everett profiles Chartiers Valley graduate T.J. McConnell, a standout player at the University of Arizona who recently competed in the Nike Point Guard Skills Academy.
"Just as he has done ever since he can remember, T.J. McConnell is using his summer break to play as much basketball as possible, commuting from his parents' Collier home to play in pickup games throughout the area.
Oh, yeah ... he's spent some time playing with a few NBA standouts and some of the top college point guards in the country, too.
McConnell, a 2010 Chartiers Valley High School graduate, continues to work hard on his game after bursting onto the national scene last season as the starting point guard at the University of Arizona. The Wildcats were a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and advanced to the Elite Eight.
Last week, McConnell participated in the invitation-only Nike Point Guard Skills Academy at Kean University in New Jersey. The three-day instructional camp included 13 college and 19 high school point guards."