Ex-NBA guard, ESPN analyst Tim Legler to host youth basketball camp

tim-legler-wizardsFormer NBA player and ESPN analyst Tim Legler will host his seventh annual youth basketball camp on July 14-18 at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology in New Jersey, according to AthletePromotions.

The camp will be divided into two sessions by age group, with ages 8-9 and 13-16 beginning the day with a morning session from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and ages 10-12 finishing the day with an afternoon session from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

“I’ve spoken at a lot of camps, been to a lot of camps,” said Legler. “And I believe I have the best staff. It’s not who they are or where they coach, but how much enthusiasm they put into it. We make it as competitive as we can and our guys understand it’s a big deal.”

This year’s camp coaching staff will include coaches from local high schools and colleges, and will allow the kids the opportunity to develop relationships with the coaches that they will play for, or against, in high school.

Legler, along with his coaches, spend nearly nine hours a day at the week-long camp, teaching the kids the fundamentals of the game, conducting drills and games, and relaying valuable knowledge that will help each player develop individually to reach their full potential.

Legler spent 10 years in the NBA, playing for Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Washington Bullets (and Wizards).

He holds career averages of 7 ppg, in 16.9 minutes of playing time, as well as an impressive 43 percent shooting from the 3-point range.

During the 1995-1996 season, Legler led the NBA in 3-point shooting percentage with 52 percent. In total, Legler played in 310 NBA games, starting in 4 of them.


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