Nelson adds Magic

Orlando Magic point guard and captain Jameer Nelson is coming to the Cayman Islands.

Nelson, 31, will be at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre on Friday, 26 July, from 11am to 2pm for Camana Bay’s fifth annual Orlando Magic Basketball Camp.

As the Cayman Islands continue to garner a reputation as a sports tourism destination in the Caribbean, the camp adds another name to the Islands’ host of recent international sports star visitors.

In addition to a week of professional instruction from NBA youth coaches, aspiring hoop stars will spend one day training with Nelson. The camp aims to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and teamwork among Cayman’s youth while providing a one-of-a-kind opportunity for young sports fans. Budding players are taught basics like dribbling, shooting and passing skills.

Nelson started his professional career in 2004, when he was drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Nelson was traded to the Orlando Magic, where he has played for his entire professional career, earning prestigious titles including NBA All-Star (2009) and NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2005).

The camp started on Monday, with sessions for 7-12 year-olds (8.30am-12pm) and 12-17 year-olds (12.30pm-4pm).