A vision for the future

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 3, 2008

LIVINGSTON &8212; An estimated 125 young people gathered at the Nelson R. Hughes gymnasium at Livingston High School Wednesday and Thursday to participate in the seventh annual Marcus Campbell Future Stars Basketball Camp.

Following the conclusion of activities, Campbell shared Spencer&8217;s feelings.

Attendees were mentored at the event by a host of local and statewide coaches, as well as former University of Alabama standout Erwin Dudley.

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While working on basketball fundamentals, campers also received lessons emphasizing strength of character off the court.

Each attendee was provided breakfast and lunch both days, a camp T-shirt and an achievement trophy in addition to improved basketball know-how.

The event concluded with an awards ceremony in which certain campers were recognized with individual awards including the Robert E. Cook Sr. Award. Sam Duff and Corrin Robinson received the plaques that bear the name of the former John Essex High coach. Four individuals also received basketballs autographed by Dudley.

Sumter County High&8217;s Bruce Chaney, Sumter High&8217;s Billy Ingram, Carver Middle School&8217;s Iesha Harris and Kinterbish Junior High&8217;s Sarabi Jemison received the basketballs.

For more information on summer basketball camps in the area, see the calendar.