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Carmelo Anthony directs youth basketball camp at Queens College


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

When Carmelo Anthony was a child he didn’t have a chance to attend a camp and meet an NBA star.

It’s for this reason the Knicks star likes to host youth basketball camps and have fun with young players.

“I like to be in an intimate setting with my campers,” Anthony said. “Show some humor with them, show some personality with them. This is a moment that they would never forget. I wish I had this when I was young.”

Anthony directed his Melo Camp youth basketball event on August 3 and 4 at Queens College to help inspire more than 640 registered children.

The special event was organized by youth sports camp operator ProCamp, which also directs camps for NBA stars James Harden, Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade among other professional athletes.

Last year Anthony taught his first New York City Melo Camp at St. John’s University, but he has hosted the event with ProCamp since his rookie season with the Denver Nuggets in 2003. This year they choose Queens College, because of its large gym– Maurice Fitzgerald Gymnasium.

Lucky pro-basketball hopefuls at the two-day event took pictures, asked questions and of course played basketball with Anthony.

“He was a kid once so it’s very inspiring,” said ProCamp CEO Gregg Darbyshire. “It shows them that it’s real.”

The boys and girls, who were from grades 1 through 12, learned the fundamentals of the game and then split into teams for five-on-five half-court matches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children that participated in the camp received Anthony’s autograph, a team photo with him, a ProCamp T-Shirt, and a camper goodie bag among other gifts.

“My son was really excited,” said Ridgewood resident Daniel Ayala, about meeting Anthony. “He can’t wait to go back to summer camp to tell all his friends. It’s something that he didn’t think he would be able to do.”

 

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Kids: Shoot hoops with Carmelo Anthony at Queens College


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Photo courtesy of Queens College

In sports it’s good to be trained by the best.

And lucky pro-basketball hopefuls will have a chance to do just that when Knicks star Carmelo Anthony visits Queens College on August 3 and 4 to instruct young players at his basketball camp, Citi Camp Melo.

Anthony will join local coaches to talk about the fundamentals of the game at the two-day event. The basketball camp is open to boys and girls from grades 1 through 12 and children that participate in the camp will receive Anthony’s autograph, a photo with him, a ProCamp T-Shirt, a camper goodie bag among other prizes.

Spots are still available for the camp, which costs $249 a player. For more information and to register, visit www.CampMelo.com.

 

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Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni resigns


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Mike D’Antoni is saying goodbye to the Garden.

According to published reports, D’Antoni resigned as coach of the New York Knicks early Wednesday afternoon. His departure comes amid a turbulent six-game losing streak that has led to speculation about D’Antoni’s control over the locker room.

The Knicks (18-24) had reportedly begun to tune out their coach, and star forward Carmelo Anthony was allegedly uncomfortable in the offensive system being run by the team.

D’Antoni was 121-167 in three-and-a-half seasons in New York. He led the Knicks to their first playoff appearance in seven seasons last year, but failed to get out of the first round after being swept by the Boston Celtics.

Assistant Coach Mike Woodson is expected to take over for D’Antoni tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Knicks Head Coach D’Antoni Resigns


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