LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
500 kids ages 8-12 from the Boys & Girls Club (Venice Chapter in LA), will have the rare experience of being coached through basketball drills led by former professional athletes who are being inducted into the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor on March 10, 2012.
These professional athletes are among some of the Pac-12 basketball greats who will be on-hand to demonstrate the basics of shooting, dribbling and passing, and share their personal insights and love of the sport.
- Lamond Murray left Cal Berkeley as one of the most prolific scorers in Golden Bear history (1992 – 1994). Murray declared for the 1994 NBA draft after his junior year and went to the Los Angeles Clippers. He split 11 seasons in the NBA (1994 – 2006) among the Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors and New Jersey Nets.
- Ed O'Bannon is one of just five players in UCLA history to start on a UCLA NCAA Championship basketball team (1995), have his Bruin jersey number retired (1996), be inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame (2005) and be inducted into the PAC-12 Hall of Honor (March 2012).He played two years in the NBA with the New Jersey Nets and the Dallas Mavericks, and played an additional seven years of professional basketball overseas.
- George Irvine started all three years (1968 – 1970) and currently ranks on the University of Washington's all-time scoring list with 1,314 points. He played five years with the Virginia Squires and two seasons with the Denver Nuggets. In 1980, he embarked on a 25-year career in the NBA as an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons and Golden State Warriors and later as a head coach for Indiana and Detroit.
Bank of the West is the official bank of the Pac-12. The bank-sponsored Kids Clinic will provide approximately 500 local, underserved youth with the opportunity to meet professional athletes and be inspired by their journey as college students, Pac-12 athletes and professional sports figures. With basketball as the backdrop, Kids Clinic promotes healthy living through exercise and sports, and supports the ideals of teamwork and fair play.
Friday, March 9, 2012
4:30 – 5:30 PM Pacific
Check in at 4:00 PM Pacific
Chick Hearn Court at LA Live
L.A. LIVE is located in downtown Los Angeles, across from STAPLES Center, at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street.
SOURCE Bank of the West