Commonwealth Journal


June 27, 2013

Learning From A Pro

Former UK stars Cousins, Sheppard wow young campers at Rocky Hollow


Somerset —

Cousins was unavailable to speak to media on Wednesday, but Mays shared some thoughts with the Commonwealth Journal on his brief but memorable time at UK and how he’s preparing for his basketball future.
“It’s great to get to come back (to Kentucky) and visit a place I’ve never been like Somerset,” said Mays. “I get to interact with some of the kids and the fans. It’s a great feeling to be able to give back.”
Mays said that being at UK was “one of the best experiences (he’s) had on and off the court,” and found “new family members” in his Wildcat teammates. Now he’s been working out for some professional squads, hoping to get a chance at the next level.
“I worked out in front of almost all the teams at the (NBA draft) combine in Brooklyn,” he said. “My possibility of getting drafted is really not likely, but hopefully I get the call and work my way in through training camp.”
The camp — held through Friday — had about 150 kids in the morning session and 100 in the afternoon, with about 100 sponsored participants. Parents and guardians hung around the edges of the gym, watching not only their kids but their own favorite UK players from yesterday and today and — as is the state’s favorite pastime — talking a little UK hoops to anyone who would listen.
An organization called BBN Legends is the one actually putting on the camp. President Adam Goldstein noted that the company does camps like this one as well as autograph sessions and other events featuring top ‘Cats, and helped bring Cousins to Somerset earlier this year to visit local schools. Now, Cousins was able to come back to work directly on the court with local children.
“This is the first time DeMarcus has done a camp here (in Somerset),” said Goldstein . “We did the same DeMarcus Cousins skills camp last week in Sacramento, and last year, we did it in Lexington. This is the second-annual (camp) here in Kentucky.”

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