With the NBA preseason still more than a month away, a pair of former Badgers greats are returning to their old stomping grounds to share their knowledge with local youth players. Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky teamed up with ProStart Sports to host a basketball camp at the Sports Enhancement Academy.
“It’s so cool. It’s so cool seeing the youth being excited about basketball,” Dekker said after signing dozens of autographs. “Them to be wearing my jersey is pretty surreal. I always have a sense of appreciation, no matter how many times I do this. To see kids get excited coming to play hoops and just having fun and learning a little bit about the game and getting to interact with them is really cool.”
Dekker has had a busy summer. He was recently married and is preparing for his second season with the Clippers. Following a trade from Houston, Dekker played in 73 games with Los Angeles. He averaged 4.2 points. The 6’9″ forward is hoping his familiarity with the scheme and a healthy body will help him improve those numbers.