EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (WLFI) — It’s become a summer tradition, former Purdue Boilermaker E’Twaun Moore held his annual Basketball Skills Camp at his old stomping grounds, East Chicago Central high school this weekend. It’s the fourth camp Moore has given to boys and girls in grades three through nine.
The camp attracted around 100 campers. Friends, family members and former teammates and coaches of Moore assisted with the drills. Campers learned fundamental basketball skills, such as shooting, ball handling, defense, passing and footwork. Moore, Lewis Jackson and current Boilermaker Anfernee Brown enjoyed paying the game forward.
“It’s very cool to have this camp back here in my hometown. You know, I get to interact with the kids. You know, they get to see me play on TV. But it’s very so often that you get to be around guys that actually play in the NBA, and actually get to interact with them. So you know it’s my chance to give back to them by helping them out with their basketball skills. Hopefully they can learn something,” said Moore, the Orlando Magic guard.
“It’s always good to give back to the community, especially when you can show kids that come from these type of environments. E’Twaun Moore is from East Chicago. A lot of these guys working are from East Chicago and around the area. I’m from a similar area. So showing guys you can be successful and giving back to the community, is a great opportunity,” said Lewis Jackson.
“It’s a great time, it’s fun. I always want to give back just so somebody else can be better than me than what I was at that age. So as much as I can give back, I’m always willing to do it,” says Purdue guard Anfernee Brown.
Former Boiler great Robbie Hummel was in attendance to watch the campers participate in drills.