Knights Basketball summer camp receives visit from experienced ballers


PRUNTYTOWN—Attendees of the Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Basketball summer camp were recently paid a visited by three knowledgeable ballers, who helped to teach them about the game and  instill in the players a passion for the sport.

Camp participants were led in drills by Warren Doles, Chief Executive Officer of DMV Basketball Academy, an organization that has trained some notable figures in sports, as well as Malik Ellison and Maurice Whitehurst.

As a point guard for Fairmont State University, Doles was recognized as the school’s all-time single season assist leader a first and second place conference all-time single game assist leader with 18 points in a game.

Ellison currently represents the Hartford Hawks, gaining notoriety in the position of guard. In fact, many credit the teams turn around season to him.

Whitehurst played as a forward for the Long Island University Post Pioneers.

During the evening, camp goers were treated to high energy, non-stop instruction, something that coach Steve Louzy said was a sight to see.

“As a coach we try to get the most out of every practice,” he commented. “These gentlemen did a wonderful job of keeping the flow up tempo while focusing on each individual through every drill. There was no standing around, they made sure of that.”

Louzy said he was ecstatic to have the men come to lead the evening of camp, something he thinks the kids will always remember.

“As I sat watching, I could feel how genuine these gentlemen were,” he voiced. “The gym was filled with the love of basketball, and you could see each child falling more in love with basketball with each passing minute.”

And it wasn’t just the youths who enjoyed the event. Doles expressed his pleasure in being able to assist in the Knights’ program.

“Thanks for sharing your kids with us,” Doles said to Louzy. “We had an awesome time!”

The special appearances were made possible by Toothman Ford, who continues to prove that they are concerned with so much more than automotive sales. In fact, the business routinely gives back to the community.

“Big thanks to Warren Doles and the gentleman from DMV basketball academy. I truly appreciate you guys working with the kids,” imparted Louzy. “And also thank you Toothman Ford for making this happen. It was another great evening for sports in Taylor County!”

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