Towering teammates Amir Johnson and Ed Davis were hard to miss in the hallways at Humber last week. The Toronto Raptors’ forwards, suited up and ready to play, were the stars of the annual Raptors Basketball Academy hosted by the college.
“There’s some definite talent out there this year,” said Davis. “We’re teaching the kids some important skills but it’s mostly about getting involved with the community and having fun.”
The weeklong camp gives youth at varying levels of ability the opportunity to develop their game through instruction from Raptors players, coaches and training professionals. In addition to improving on-court skills, the camp also puts a focus on education to promote a balance between work and play.
Raptors’ announcer Jack Armstrong believes that running the camp at an academic institution like Humber is the perfect fit.
“Sports and education go hand in hand,” said Armstrong. “Learning to positively deal with challenges on the court is going to help kids in school and in life. The Raptors’ relationship with Humber is exposing the campers to a higher level of education.”
Learn more about the Raptors Basketball Academy.