September 29, 2007
Albany -- The Albany Tech basketball team is just a few days away from officially becoming a team.
The Titans will be able to practice for the first time ever Monday, as they get set for their inaugural season.
The Tech players were out at Lockett Station Gym Saturday, holding a "Meet the Titans" Youth Basketball Camp.
The Titans players and coaches helped teach the campers basketball skills, as well as showing off some of their own.
Albany Tech has some local players as late arrivals, as DeVaughn Thomas from Lee County and Rashaard Lewis from Randolph-Clay have joined the team.
Brandon Moore is a freshman from Lowndes, and says being part of a new team is fun but challenging.
"Starting a new team is hard," says Moore. "You want to get the community involved. Let everybody know we mean business. Just because you're new, doesn't mean you're gonna get run over. I think we'll do fine."
Head coach Sylvester Patterson adds, "We want to get out in the community, because we want to support the community, and have the community come out and support us, so we always want to get out here and participate."
Albany Tech will hold a "Midnight Madness"-type event Monday at 7pm at the Locket Station Gym.
The first practice will also feature a slam dunk contest and a three-point contest.