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High School basketball players live the ASU experience

June 28, 2003

While footballs were flying in the air on the practice field, basketballs were going in the net over at Albany State's HPER gym.

Some 25 high school basketball teams taking part in the ASU Future Stars residential basketball camp.

And there were alot of future basketball stars on the court this weekend with teams like Westover, Albany High, Randolph-Clay and Lithonia's Martin Luther King in action.

The schools started playing games on all three courts at the HPER gym early this monring and they will keep playing until around nine o'clock tonight. T

hat may seem like to much basketball for some but not for the coaches who hope to leave Albany with a better idea of whaty kind of team they will have come fall.

ASU Assistant Coach Chris Cameron said "Guys can just play and we really just focusing on letting the guys and play and any nuances that need to be worked out they can be done in the offseason after the camp is over with but the main objective is to let the guys play."

ASU head basketball coach John I. Davis said "This is affordable and the numbers are going to go up. In fact, Madame President wants 50 teams here next year to live in the dorm and to get the Albany State experience."

The ASU Future Stars residential camp concludes with an all-star game and slam dunk contest tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock.