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Former GB international Nick George has a busy summer ahead, beginning with his own mini-camp in Manchester next week.
The Plymouth Raiders forward has earned 50 international caps representing England and Great Britain and now wants to give something back to his hometown by sharing his vast experience through his NG Pro Performance Camps.
He told Hoopsfix: “The Manchester camp is a way of giving back to my city. I want to influence the kids who grew up in the same environment as myself. The talent level in Manchester is very high and I want to see that I do my part to help develop it.”
“I wanted to create a camp that placed emphasis on the key components of player development. Players often forget that their physical development is just as important as working on basketball skills. Players need to know the the right way to develop in order to play at a high level.”
George will also be joined by strength and conditioning coach, Ben Cartwright to add fitness expertise to a number of fun and exciting basketball drills.
The camp, which will take place on July 28 at Trinity Sports Hall in Manchester, is open to both boys and girls between the ages 14-17, with prizes to be won during the session.
And it doesn’t stop there for the 31-year-old as a trip to ‘The Big Apple’ beckons in early August for another camp.
George revealed: “Our New York Camp is an exciting venture I’m really looking forward to. We have been offered the opportunity to work with College players from across New York City. This camp will involve a lot of high-level pro-style skill work as most players are getting ready to take that next step into professional sports. We will also be inviting a British player to join us (TBA).”
The camp will introduce players to the same level of training used in the NBA, US Colleges and across Europe. George has played all around the world and wants to be able to pass that on to aspiring players.
“A lot of the work I’ll be doing at camp was influenced by my time at NBA Summer League, NBA Pre-Draft Camp and travelling to world playing Euroleague,” he said. “I’ve learnt so much from the best trainers and skill coaches in the world.
“I came back to England to help develop the sport and give back the knowledge I’ve picked up. I feel that British players deserve this level of coaching. I can honestly say the Britain has just as much talent as other nations and I’m here to show that.”
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George becomes the latest GB player to give back, joining Luol Deng, Drew Sullivan and Dan Clark who all have their own camps.
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