Former Duke Stars Chris Duhon and Jay Williams Reunite for the Running Mates Basketball
Camp from July 17-21 at The Emily K Family Life Center
Durham, NC (May 9, 2006) " For two years, Chris Duhon and Jay Williams teamed
up as the top backcourt duo in college basketball at Duke. They led the Blue Devils
to the 2001 National Championship and a combined 66-8 record in those two seasons.
This summer they are returning to Durham for the first annual Running Mates Basketball
Camp at the brand new Emily K Family Life Center from July 17-21.
"I am looking forward to working with Jay this summer to share some of our experiences
and knowledge of basketball with kids from the Raleigh-Durham area,Ã¢?Â said Duhon.
"Each camper is going to have an incredible opportunity to learn from our top
coaching staff and have a memorable camp.Ã¢?Â
"Chris and I have had some of the best coaches in the game of basketball and we
are looking forward to being teachers of the game this summer,Ã¢?Â said Williams.
The week-long camp, for Boys and Girls ages 8-14, will focus on the fundamentals
of basketball such as ball-handling, passing, shooting, dribbling, footwork, defense
and rebounding. The week will also include special appearances by NBA players.
A portion of the proceeds from the camp will benefit The Emily Krzyzewski Family
Life Center, a tax-exempt nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, located less than a
mile from downtown Durham, adjacent to the Duke University campus. Its mission
is to build a better future for the children and families in the Durham community
by creating an environment that fosters the development of life skills that are
fundamental to reaching one's highest potential.
Duhon was one of the top rookies in the NBA last season and member of the Chicago
"BabyÃ¢?Â Bulls. He played a major role in turning around the franchise in his
rookie year to lead it back to the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 1998 and
doubling its win total from the previous season. Prior to entering the NBA, Duhon
was the only player in the history of the ACC to finish with at least 1,000 points,
800 assists, 475 rebounds, 300 steals and 125 three-point field goals. He led Duke
to two Final Fours, including the 2001 National Championship. He signed a multi-year
contract with the Bulls in the off-season.
Williams left Duke as the Naismith and Wooden College Player of the Year following
his junior season. He was one of the top rookies in the NBA after being drafted
by the Chicago Bulls with the second overall pick of the 2002 NBA Draft. Williams
averaged 9.5 points per game and 4.7 assists per game during his rookie season,
earning him a spot on the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. In 2003, Williams suffered
injuries from a motorcycle accident and has become an ESPN college basketball analyst
during his comeback.
Day camp will cost $225 per camper, while overnight is offered for $350. For more
information, visit www.chrisduhon21.com
, www.jaywill.com or call the camp office