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Sean Denison coming for basketball camp

Sean Denison shooting for the San Antonio Spurs. - Photo submitted
Sean Denison shooting for the San Antonio Spurs.
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Sean Denison knows a lot about basketball and is coming to Cranbrook to impart this knowledge to local players.

The 6’10” Center/Forward from Trail has played around the world, notably on the Canadian national team for the Panamerican games, the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs and as a Russian Cup finalist most recently.

“Russia has one of the best leagues,” said Denison. “It is very good basketball, played at a very high level.”

But he’s back in Canada, at least for a while, and is looking forward to coming to Mount Baker Secondary School for a basketball skills camp, something he says is extremely helpful for an up and coming player.

“My mom drove me down to the coast every second weekend so I could train Saturday and Sunday at the Centre for Performance,” said Denison. “Right after training we would drive home Sunday night to be back for Monday work and school. She was really dedicated to helping me get the best training I could get and I owe a lot of my success to her.”

It was on the coast that Denison had the chance to train with the legendary Ken Shields, former head coach of the Canadian National Men’s Basketball Team.

And it is that kind of instruction that Denison wants to bring to the area. He said that the reason behind his success is that he was taught “basketball intelligence.”

“Being smart when you don’t have the ball can make it seem like you have an easy time making plays. These fundamentals let you see where the game is going, giving you a chance to move to where you are open instead of getting stuck just watching the ball,” said Denison.

Denison will be teaching the camp from July 9 to 13.

For information contact Pearl Singer at 250-426-7410 or email singer31@telus.net.

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