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MSU Boys Basketball Camp Begins

Hundreds of kids from 7 to 17 years old hit the floor at the D-L Ligon Coliseum for Midwestern State's first boys basketball camp of the summer.

"We've had a great turnout," head basketball coach Nelson Haggerty said. "It's great to have the support of the community when they come and have a chance to hang out with our guys."

Senior guard Kevin Lloyd is a veteran when it comes to youth basketball camps. He attended several while growing up in Las Vegas. He says the skills he learned early on have played a vital role in his development to a college basketball player.

"I appreciate the older guys teaching me when I was younger. I always wanted to learn how to get better," Lloyd said. "That's what I want to do for these kids, help them develop their game."

Eleven-year old Cade Breeze says his game has developed. He's entering his third-straight year as a camper. He credits the camps for improving his dribbling and shooting skills.

Haggerty values the interaction between players and kids the most, as the camps bridge the gap between the players and kids during games.

"They don't get a chance to have a close connection with them (at games)," Haggerty said. "Some of the smallest things mean a lot to them, whether it's getting someone to the side and showing them how to shoot a proper jump shot or just slapping one of them in the back of the head. It's all fun for them."

The interactions help kids set some lofty goals, as 8-year-old Drew Pearson wants to be a professional basketball player. He says that's the reason he's at the camp today.

Today marked the start of Individual Skills Session One, which runs through the end of the week. Three more camps are scheduled for the rest of summer:

Individual Skills Session Two - July 25-29

Mustang Shooting Camp One - August 1-3

Mustang Shooting Camp Two - August 11-13

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