Columbus native and current New York Knick, Trey Burke, returned to the city this weekend to host his annual Youth Basketball Camp at South High School.
The two day free camp featured over 100 kids in attendance, who were able to play knockout, one-on-one and get basketball and life advice from the Northland High School and University of Michigan graduate.
“It’s very important for me to come back and do camps like this,” said Burke, the ninth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. “When I was growing up, I looked up to (Michael) Jordan and (Allen) Iverson, but those guys weren’t from Columbus. With these kids, they have someone they can see from their city in the league and see the work that it takes to get there.”
Trey hasn’t just been schooling youngsters from the third to the eighth grade at his camp, but he gave lessons to grown men as well at one of the world’s most famous playground last weekend at Dyckman Park In New York City. Burke, among the typical NYC streetball taunting culture dropped 35 against some of the toughest competition in the country. (See highlights below)
Trey said he plans to continue his summer league dominance tonight (Sunday) at the Kingdom Summer League at East High School. Tip off is at 3:30pm