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Upper St. Clair Product Peja Strobl Invited to NBA Academy Games



Upper St. Clair guard Peja Strobl will represent Austria in the NBA Academy Games in Atlanta from July 10-14.

One of the top players in the WPIAL class of 2026 has made the NBA Academy Select team roster for the upcoming NBA Academy Games.

Upper St. Clair guard Peja Strobl will play for the NBA Academy Select Team, along with 11 other international prospects. He will be playing alongside Oscar Wembanyama, the younger brother of NBA phenom Victor “Wemby” Wembanyama. Strobl will be representing Austria in the event.

The games will be played in Atlanta from July 10-14 and will feature eight different teams: three Nike EYBL teams, four NBA Academy teams from Mexico, Australia, and Senegal, and a select team of top prospects from outside the U.S. (Strobl’s team).

“The event will include team practices, life-skills sessions centered on player pathway education, and 24 exhibition games that will culminate with a single-elimination tournament and championship game,” says the NBA’s website. “In addition to being open to NBA team personnel, the event will be held during an NCAA live recruiting period and will be open to NCAA coaches and scouts from Thursday, July 11 – July 14.”

All games will be streamed on the NBA App. Strobl’s schedule is listed below.

NBA Academy Select Vs. MOKAN Elite – July 10 @ 3:30 p.m.

NBA Academy Select Vs NBA Academy Africa Blue – July 11 @ 10:45 a.m.

NBA Academy Select Vs NBA Global Academy – July 11 @ 6:15 p.m.

The playoff schedule is listed below.

Strobl is a 6-foot-3 guard who has been receiving division one interest since June 15. On that date, Strobl heard from coaches at Duquesne, La Salle, William & Mary, American, Mercyhurst, UTEP, Bucknell, Boston, Colgate, and Lafayette.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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