Hoops hopefuls head to camp

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By Bria Granville

They may not be tall enough to make the NBA, but the campers at the Glen Drury Bearcat Basketball Camp have worked hard to improve their game and most importantly have fun.
The 2013 Bearcat camp lasted four days, from June 3-6. Held in two locations, the camp included 120 students in grades three through nine at the high school and kindergarten through third at Saffell Street Elementary.
Coaching the children were 60 staff members, 50 of which are high school students.
“At the start of the week these guys don’t realize how attached they’ll get to the kids,” said Rex Richardson, the boys’ freshman basketball coach.
Richardson, who is in charge of the Saffell Street camp, encouraged many of his players to join the camp as coaches, giving them the chance to experience the experience of a coach.
“I wanted to be able to teach the kids everything I was able to learn from playing for the high school team,” said Bailey Sayre, a rising sophomore from Anderson County High School.


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