The Duncan Banner

May 23, 2013

College basketball coach will run Simmons Center camps

Sean Gorman
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — As Lori Belcher and Junior Harris prepared for the Simmons Center’s summer youth basketball camps, they decided to ask a friend of Harris’ to come to Duncan and act as the camps’ instructor.

What they got was one of the best in the business.

Running the camps will be former Fresno State and Ole Miss women’s basketball head coach Adrian Wiggins, a native of Lawton who has emerged as one of the most successful college coaches in the country.

“We’re extremely excited to have him here and I know he’s really eager to come here too,” Belcher, the Center’s Nursery/Youth & Rec Sports Programs Manger said. “I think it’s especially going to appeal to the older kids who are at the camp.”

Wiggins will fly in from California to run the girls camps, scheduled for June 3-5 and again two weeks later for the boys camps from June 17-19.

Each camp will be organized into two groups: grades 3-5 and grades 6-9. At both events, the third grade through fifth grade camp will go from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the sixth through ninth grade camp will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m..

The cost for the camp is $50 per participant, and each camp member will receive a T-shirt.

“This year is going to be unique because it will be the first year some