Warriors player surprises San Ramon basketball camp

Center Festus Ezeli visits program at Iron Horse Middle School

Participants at a San Ramon basketball clinic received a surprise visit Tuesday from Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli.

Ezeli, who is in his third NBA season, spoke to more than 175 campers about making use of summer vacation to enhance their classroom and basketball skills. He also talked to the boys and girls about following the examples of their role models and being dedicated to the things they like to do.

The co-ed, week-long camp is being held at Iron Horse Middle School this week.

The camp program began in 2000 and is designed to help youth with ball-handling, shooting techniques and other basketball skills.

This summer, organizers held 20 sessions throughout the Bay Area with San Ramon as their final stop.

Warriors basketball camps are held annually for boys and girls between the ages of 7-15.

Ezeli moved to the United States from Nigeria in 2004 and began playing basketball in 2007. He was chosen by the Warriors as a first-round pick in the 2012 NBA draft after playing collegiality at Vanderbilt University.


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