FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Former IU star, and NBA veteran, Eric Gordon, is hanging in Fort Wayne this week bringing his “Eric Gordon All Star” Camp to the McMillen Park Center.
This is the Indianapolis native’s first time bringing the two-day camp to the Summit City.
The New Orleans Pelicans Guard made some headlines in the NBA last Thursday, exercising the final-year option in his contract to play with the Pelicans next season. Gordon will be payed $15.5 million for the final year of his contract.
Gordon told WANE-TV that the hire of Al Gentry as the Pelicans new head coach influenced his decision to stay in New Orleans.
Last season, Gordon played in 61 games, averaging a career-low 13.4 points a game. He missed 21 games after tearing the labrum in his left shoulder in February. He returned to the team in time for the playoffs, where the Pelicans were swept in the first round by the eventual 2015 NBA Champions, Golden State.
Gordon’s camp goes through Tuesday. Any children, ages 4-16 who are interested in participating in the second and final day of camp are encouraged to head down to the McMillen Park Center at 9:00AM to register.
The camp is broken into two daily sessions, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Campers will participate in morning drills and scrimmages, break for lunch, then return to the courts in the afternoon working on shooting, ball-handling, agility and teamwork. Basketball coaches and trainers from E3 Basketball Academy and the Fort Wayne Sports Corporation will run players through drills to increase flexibility, functional movement and overall athletic ability. Players will be divided into groups according to their skill level. Each player will receive a written evaluation. Parents and families are invited to watch the scrimmages on the last day of camp.