By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
FORMER professional basketball player turned coach JR Cadot is looking forward to continuing to develop the next generation of basketball players in the country.
Cadot, who is now in the Philippines participating in the training camp, is scheduled to hold the Dream Again Basketball Camp through his Nexx Basketball Organisation from June 26 to July 15.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Cadot, a NCAA Division One College basketball standout and former pro player who was invited to participate in both the Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls training camp.
The Dream Again camp will take place at the Hope Centre basketball courts at University Commons for boys and girls between the ages of eight and 18 years. The registration fee is $175, which also includes a camp t-shirt.
During the camp, the youngsters will be taught the basic skills in ball-handling, game situation, shooting, footwork and defence.
“It’s important that we work on developing the fundamental skills of the young players at an early age so that they won’t develop those bad skills that would affect them when they start to play for their high school teams,” Cadot said.
“We will take them through the various stages of basketball and try to encourage them to perfect their game. We will make it as exciting as possible because we believe that’s one of the ways to get them to enjoy the game.”
Among the list of instructors expected to join Cadot in the camp will be Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn, a former collegiate and men’s national team basketball player.
A former NBA academy coach and others out of the USA are expected to make an appearance at the camp.
“We are putting together some of the best coaches available for the camp,” Cadot said. “So we want the parents to know that their children will be given the best instructions available.”
Space in the camp, according to Cadot, is limited, so interested persons are urged to register now at www.nexxbasketball.com, WhatsApp 535-9354, visit facebook & instagram @nexxbaksetbll or email email@example.com