by Bill Turner
Prospective high school basketball players will have a unique opportunity to learn from a pro when the J.J. Redick Skills Development Camp comes to North Cross School for a three-day run August 14th-16th.
Redick, current shooting guard for the NBA Orlando Magic, will be in Roanoke for the hands-on camp at the Carter Athletic Center designated for boys ages 13-18 who are interested in improving their basketball skills.
The camp will focus on offensive and defensive fundamentals, as well as teamwork, committment, sportsmanship and what it takes to become a well-rounded basketball player.
Sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Cost is $ 200 with all proceeds going to J.J.’s charitable organizations. Since this is a day camp, out-of-town participants will be responsible for their own lodging arrangements.
Current Cave Spring head basketball coach Billy Hicks is camp director, and will be assisted by other Cave Spring staff, along with current and former players.
Redick was a former Cave Spring player and member of the 2002 state championship team. He attended Duke University where he rewrote numerous scoring records on his way to garnering All-American honors at the college level.
Registration is on a first-come basis since space is limited. For further information or to obtain a required registration form contact Billy Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org