Pro makes appearance at Cardinal Summer Hoops Camp

Andrew Alexander

Pro makes appearance at Cardinal Summer Hoops Camp

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Seeing the nearly 50 campers’ faces light up when the 7-foot tall professional basketball player, Earl Barron, walked into the gym at Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School last Wednesday was enough to call the first-ever Cardinal Summer Hoops Camp a success.

The four-day camp that was broken up into two sessions—a morning camp for Kindergarten through fourth-graders, and an afternoon camp for fifth-eighth-graders—helped young basketball enthusiasts in the county learn individual offensive and defensive skills, along with the basics of shooting, passing, and ball handling.

The kids enjoyed themselves immensely, according to those who assisted with the camp. They enjoyed each other’s company and learning about the game, but that all came with a silver lining in the form of a professional basketball player offering advice, teaching technique, and signing a few autographs along the way.