Hoop dreams

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Participants go up for a jump ball during the 2011 Runnin' and Gunnin' Basketball Camp in Troy, Ala., Wednesday, June 8, 2011. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning)

Young stars shine at camp

“It is something we look forward to. Just giving back to the kids in the community and passing along the knowledge we have.”

That is how Troy University assistant basketball coach Mike Curry explained the annual Runnin’ and Gunnnin’ basketball camp.

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The camp, for kids ages six to 15, is being held this week at the Troy University recreation center on Elm Street.

“We teach (the kids) the fundamentals of the game: ball handling, passing, and teamwork,” said Curry, “and we get them excited about playing basketball.”

“This camp has helped me a lot,” said Cyree Foster, who is in his first year at the camp. Foster came to the camp to work on his dribbling and jump shots. “This camp has helped me in my teamwork.”

“I came to have fun and improve my shot,” said Wil Sessions. Sessions is attending the camp for the second time. Sessions said he has been enjoying the camp and learing a lot.