Working for the future

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 13, 2008

The Selma Times Journal

Small in number, perhaps, but strong on fundamentals marked the inaugural Selma High and Anthony Harris Basketball Camp.

The camp targets female basketball players between the ages of 10-17, and stresses the basics.

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Fundamentals were the theme of this camp, which featured a wide array of drills: ball-handling, passing, boxing-out, post-drills, free throws, and proper free-throw stance.

Fifteen aspiring basketball players participated in this year’s camp, but that number is expected to grow immensely in the future.

Though the number sounds high, it is an attainable goal. According to Harris, women’s basketball has grown and improved tremendously throughout the state of Alabama, including Selma. He firmly believes this camp was a step in the right direction.

The campers went into camp ready to work, and both campers and coaches felt the camp worked for them.

D’Essence Hampton, one of the 15 camp participants, believes the sweat will pay off.

The camp also included participants that were new to organized basketball.

In the long run, Harris may benefit more from the camp because he’ll mold future players that’ll return successful seasons.

However, he does not agree with the notion that his team, which went 32-1 last season, will have to rebuild this year.