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CJ McCollum returns to Lehigh to work out and show some love to his alma mater

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The NBA season is just around the corner!

The Portland Trail Blazers will open up their 2020-21 training camp on Sept. 28.  

And with the Blazers ramping up their offseason workouts, starting shooting guard CJ McCollum is putting in work at his alma mater, Lehigh University.  

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From the looks of it, McCollum got some scrimmages in as well a few good lifting sessions while visiting the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, university.

The Mountain Hawks men's basketball team is best known for its first-round game in the 2012 NCAA tournament where Lehigh entered the Big Dance as a No. 15 seed and went on to upset the No. 2 seeded Duke Blue Devils thanks to McCollum's 30-point performance.


McCollum is coming off a season with the Blazers where he averaged 23.1 points per game after fracturing his foot earlier in the year. Prior to getting injured, he was averaging 26.7 points per game in his first 13 games and looked to earn his first All-Star nod.

The 29-year-old has already talked about how this offseason he ramped up his boxing and lifting routines a bit earlier than his prior offseason schedules.

And now he’s thanking his alma mater for its help in his summer work.