Montgomery native, NBA player JaMychal Green hosts basketball camp
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The best stories are when someone goes on to do great things and then gives back to his or her community. This was the case Saturday at G.W. Carver's basketball gymnasium.
Hundreds of kids were in the gym for Memphis Grizzlies forward, and Montgomery native, JaMychal Green's 2nd annual "Forever My Brother's Keeper's" basketball camp.
"I really came to show them that it's possible. Dreams do come true and to see somebody in the city make it out it probably gives them a little more motivation to show them things are possible and I just want them to come out here and have fun," said Green.
Green has spent most of his four career NBA seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies since coming out of the University of Alabama. The 6-foot-9-inch tall forward usually does most of his work on the glass - averaging 8.4 rebounds in his four seasons - but on Saturday he was assisted over 100 kids.
He set up different sums of money around the court ranging from $1 to $300, giving every kid an opportunity to hit whatever shot they wanted.
Green's foundation, along with the "Choose One or Lose One" foundation, also gave away over 500 backpacks to the kids in the community as well as the kids in attendance at Saturday's camp.
Green is approaching a big year in Memphis. It's his contract year, and he's hoping to perform well on the court.
"It's a contract year, so I really just want to do a great job and have a great year so I can stay in Memphis," Green said.
Green's foundation honors his brother, who died when JaMychal was 2 years old.
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