Young basketball fans learn from the best

Learning how to perfect an overhead pass from Kiwi basketball star Steven Adams was an “incredible” experience, one young fan in Southland says.

Adams, who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder, held one of his camps today attended by 300 pupils, including nine-year-old Hendrix Pennicott.

“It’s just great, me and him were trying to beat people in the speed race. I never thought I would be able to do this,” Hendrix said.

Held at ILT Southland, the Sports Pathways Trust teamed up with Basketball Southland to bring the camp down south.

Sports Pathways Trust trustee Spencer Webster said the event was about Adams being able to connect with the basketball community.

“The guts of it is encouraging kids to get involved in the sport. All the organisations involved have done a really good job of extending the programme out to rural areas.”

Steven Adams Camps are run three times a year throughout New Zealand.


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