I just wanted to follow up on my son's experience at the Kevin Ollie Basketball camp held in Windsor CT last week.
A year ago my son and his friends attended a similar camp and the featured player (who will remain nameless)never showed up nor really compensated for the slight.
So this year we weren't sure what to expect. In many cases, the player who sponsors the camp may do little more than show up for a pep talk on the last day or, if you're lucky, show up more than once.
On Monday morning I dropped off a carload of players and waited for their matriculation just to be sure everything was adequate. Within a minute of being there Kevin Ollie greeted me with a warm handshake, introduced himself, and said hello.
At the end of the day I asked the boys how the camp went. Did Ollie stay? What happened?
Turns out Kevin Ollie spent the entire day working with the kids (all of them - personally) on their games! Every kid had a story of what he said about this play or that. Every story a positive one!
This went on all five days. Ollie was there working with the boys.
Thursday Ollie invited a guest speaker, UConn center Hasheem Thabeet. On Friday a UConn assistant coach gave the lecture.
To make a long story short, the Kevin Ollie Basketball camp deserves a five of five star rating when parents are considering basketball training camps. This guy was just fabulous in working with the kids and delivering a positive memorable experience for the young men attending.
Finally, I want to urge any NBA team needing a backup PG to get Ollie back on the court and in the league. This guy is a classy, first-rate player that the league could use more of.
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