Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Former Providence star Antawn Jamison will host two summer camps

Former Providence High star Antawn Jamison, who plays for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, will host his 7th annual All-Star basketball camp at Carolina Courts July 9-11.

Each year, Jamison provides scholarships for student-athletes who might not otherwise be able to attend. Jamison, a former national player of the year at North Carolina, also sponsors an annual basketball-based event each year for Right Moves For Youth, which seeks to keep at-risk youth involved in education.

Jamison grew up in Charlotte and attended Providence High School before heading off to UNC-Chapel Hill where he was awarded both the Naismith and Wooden awards as the most outstanding men's college basketball player for the 1997–98 season.

“I started my camp to help young players improve their skills and take their game to the next level,” says Jamison. “We will not only help improve your game, we’ll also teach you how to take care of your body by introducing you to yoga, proper nutrition and physical fitness training.”

The camp will be for boys aged 7-18 and focus on providing them with basketball drills to help them on the court and lessons from guest speakers to help them off the court. Of the 100 spots offered for the camp, at least 50 will be given away to underprivileged local youths. The other 50 spots will be for paying campers.

Jamison will also host a “Premier Skills” basketball camp with Accelerate Basketball Training June 18-20 at Marvin Ridge Middle School.

Campers can register for Antawn’s All-Star Camp online by visiting Antawn’s website: www.antawnjamison.com and going to the All-Star Camp section. Information: Livis Freeman (919-389-3486; livisfreeman@4ourfans.com)