Indiana Pacers and Fever Jr. Hoops Tour stops in Evansville

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Published: Jul. 18, 2022 at 5:45 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Kids from Evansville had the chance to work on their basketball skills with some of the best basketball minds in Indiana, in the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever’s Junior Hoops Tour on Monday.

Campers worked on defensive drills, lay-ups and more with the athletes at CK Newsome Center.

Men’s basketball players from both the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana led drills while the Pacers staff shared their basketball wisdom.

Pacers analyst and Vice President of Communications Quinn Buckner spoke to the kids about the life skills that can be taken from the game of basketball.

“Kids can do anything,” Buckner said. “Give them an opportunity to find out what they like to do, what they’re good at, what they need to improve upon, and just use basketball as a way to continue to build good habits of discipline, confidence. That’s what we would like for the kids to take home.”

Campers say they enjoyed being coached by the local basketball players.

“I love doing the stations and it’s nice to have all the basketball players come from USI and UE to help out because that just makes it more fun,” camper Ali Garau says.

For more information on the Junior Hoops Tour, you can visit their website.

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