Learning the basics of the game

CROWN POINT, Ind. (WLFI) – Former Purdue Boilermaker Robbie Hummel is busy this week hosting his second annual Robbie Hummel Basketball Camp at The Fieldhouse in Crown Point.

Camp attendance was 170 kids, ranging from kindergarten to ninth grade. It had a two-hour morning session for the younger campers and another in the afternoon for the older ones.

“I think the most important thing is that they have fun. I think after that you just want them to learn the fundamentals of basketball. I think with what we have today, with technology and with everything else you can do as a kid, it’s really hard for kids to find time to play a lot of basketball. So, just to teach them the basics of the game’s important, and that’s what we’re trying to do,” said Hummel.

The camp provides individual instruction on shooting, ball handling, passing, defense and team concepts. D.J. Byrd and Lewis Jackson are helping out their former teammate this week and are happy to do so.

“I remember being a little kid and looking up to a lot of guys, like Rob Hummel and like those college super stars. I wanted to be just like them. So I’m glad to be here giving back, and I think it’s been a lot of fun so far,” said Byrd.

“Just the fact that Rob wants me to come and help the kids means a lot, because that means he respects my basketball game and feels like I can help these kids out,” said Jackson.

The camp runs until Friday and is available to kids with all skill levels.

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