UConn men’s basketball team captivates campers at Southport clinic: ‘Opportunity to inspire’


SOUTHPORT — Andre Jackson worked at the ballhandling station, Adama Sanogo helped teach passing, Hassan Diarra was outside showing the finer points of defense.

The UConn men’s basketball team spent about 90 minutes at the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club’s Southport Clubhouse on Monday morning, helping to run drills during a clinic for about 150 campers.

But after each group of kids had gone through all five of the different stations for drills, preceded by an introductory speech by associate head coach Kimani Young and brief introductions of all 11 Husky players, it was little surprise what captivated the kids the most.

“The most impressive things were the 3-point contest and the dunk contest,” reported Christopher Heredia, 9, of Stamford.

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