WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The sixth annual Carl Landry basketball camp tipped off Wednesday morning at West Lafayette High School. Landry spoke to the campers about the game of basketball and the importance of a good education.
“A lot of these kids in this camp are respectful and they work hard, and that’s what we teach. Obviously, skill and development with the fundamentals of the game is important and we teach that. But that’s not all you need in life, you need to be able to work hard and respect people, as well to make it and these kids are learning that and doing a good job at it,” said Carl Landry.
Since he last played at Purdue, when he led the Boilermakers to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2007, Carl Landry has gone to great efforts to come back to the West Lafayette area and donate a significant amount of time with kids during his basketball camp.
Carl Landry and his camp staff provide attendees the basic basketball fundamentals through organized skill training methods used in high level basketball programs nationwide. Carl’s brother Marcus shared those thoughts during day one of camp.
“First of all, being out here and helping him with that brotherly love by just being here with him helping him help kids. Being here for six years is going really well. Seeing all the familiar faces and it means a lot, especially for kids that have been coming back year after year and seeing how they develop makes us feel like at least we are doing something right,” said Marcus Landry.
The overall goal of the camp is to give children the opportunity to interact with positive role models while learning the skills to become a better basketball player.