Hoopsters will clean up

Some of Cayman’s young basketball players will be cleaning cars to raise money. 

Members of the Cayman Islands Basketball Association Youth Development Basketball Programme will be staging a car wash this Saturday, 25 May, at Burger King on West Bay Road, from 8am to noon. 

Funds will go toward attending two camps between 14 and 26 July, in the Billy Mims Camp at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne and the Five Star Basketball Camp at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  

Local players did well in Florida last year. Philip Webb earned the slam dunk trophy at the Billy Mims Camp and was named an all-star at the Five Star camp. Dominic Martucci garnered certificates for being on the winning team for the five-on-five competitions. Jamaal Miller earned a trophy at the Melbourne camp in the lay-up competition with Christopher Collins being named a pro level all-star.  

The development programme remains headquartered at Kings Sports Centre. Targeting kids ages 8 to 16, sessions run year-round on Thursdays and Fridays from 3.30 to 5.30pm with stoppages for holidays and school breaks.  

It operates under the leadership of national men’s team coach Daniel Augustine, technical director for Cayman basketball Victor “Voot” O’Garro with help from coaches like Bruce Reynolds. The programme grooms aspiring talents for local and international competitions.  

 

For more information, call Daniel Augustine at 938-0185 or e-mail [email protected] 

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