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Georgiana basketball players, coaches hold annual camp

Kids from Georgiana spent some time with the Panthers varsity basketball teams during the end of the week.

The 11th annual Georgiana High School basketball camp wrapped up yesterday (Friday). GHS Varsity girls and boys coach Kirk Norris said there were a little over 40 campers that attended this year.

This year’s camp lasted three days beginning last Wednesday inside the GHS gym.

Several Panther basketball players, past and present, helped Norris run the camp.

“It’s always fun to get kids in the gym for a few days during the summer to play some basketball,” Norris said. “We spent a lot of time working on fundamentals and we did some competition games throughout.”

All of the campers received a shirt at the end of the camp. Some went home with prizes given out by Norris.

“We had three different age groups this year,” he said. “We called the older age group ‘NBA,’ the middle ‘Big 12’ and the youngest group was the ‘SEC’,” Norris said. “All age groups got to spend time doing the same kind of fundamental drills and games. Our players who helped with the came always enjoy working with the younger kids. It’s a good way for them to freshen up on their fundamentals before the season begins.”

Norris and both the varsity girls and boys teams have already begun summer practices. He said the camp is a time for fun and learning.

“We’ve already started working and getting ready for our summer competition,” he said. “The camp gives the varsity players a chance to have some fun with kids in the community.”