Basketball camp teaches kids the fundamentals of the court as well as life

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – It was the final day for the 20th annual Sharone Wright Basketball Week, a basketball camp held in Macon.

Over 100 kids were able to participate this year, and were not only able to learn the fundamentals of basketball, but valuable life lessons as well.

“What we do every morning for an hour and a half, the kids have to do something from a reading or literature, or any type of curriculum standpoint,” said Macon native Sharone Wright, the organizer of the camp.

Wright, a former NBA basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors, helped found the camp with his mother, Carolyn, who felt the need to give back to the community from an athletics and academics perspective.

“I live by the motto each one, teach one,” Wright also said. “All these kids need is someone to mentor them and tell them what’s right and what’s wrong.”

Several NBA All-Stars have been involved with the camp in the past, including Jerry Stackhouse, Marcus Camby, and Chauncey Billups.

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