Basketball royalty will visit the Moreton Bay Region these July school holidays when National Basketball League (NBL) legends Cal and CJ Bruton take their talents to Morayfield’s Sport and Events Centre.
The duo, who scored a combined total of more than 13,000 points and won eight NBL Championships during their celebrated careers in the Australia’s premier basketball league, have announced they will head to Moreton Bay on July 7 and 8 together with their hoops-loving family for an exclusive two-day basketball master class.
NBL hall of famer and father of the Bruton dynasty Cal Bruton said it was the ultimate opportunity for any young basketball player in the region wanting to learn from a championship coach and player how to elevate their game.
“As a family, we’ve been blessed to be involved with basketball at the highest level for more than four decades, and we can’t wait to share what we’ve learnt over the years with the next generation of Moreton Bay’s hoops superstars,” Cal Bruton said.
“During the two day clinic, we’ll guide players through the same drills that enhance the skills to become fundamentally sound, and teach them about the secret behind the Bruton family’s basketball success: S.W.A.G.”
The camp is open to kids aged eight to 16-years-old, but spaces are limited and hoops fans are encouraged to secure their space as soon as possible.
Six-time NBL champion and current Brisbane Bullets assistant coach CJ Bruton said many Bullets fans come from Moreton Bay and he couldn’t wait to meet participants and work with them at the clinic.
“Coaching the Bullets, I’ve seen firsthand the skill, enthusiasm and passion for basketball in the local area,” CJ Bruton said.
“Not only will the kids pick up fundamental skills on the court, they’ll also gain valuable lessons they can take with them off the court and into everyday life.
“Aussie NBA stars like Ben Simmons and Joe Ingles started out their careers playing for local clubs and attending clinics just like these, and who knows, maybe the next all-star is right here in Moreton Bay.”
Spaces for the two-day clinic are $100 per person, and giveaways and prizes for contest winners will be on offer.
Division 12 Councillor Adrian Raedel encouraged the region’s hoops fans to lace up their sneaks and seize the rare opportunity to learn from NBL legends.
“With basketball continuing to thrive locally thanks to the success of our Caboolture Suns and Northside Wizards, and council now investing $7.8 million towards a major upgrade for MSEC that will include two new additional indoor courts, the Bruton master class it the perfect fit,” Cr Raedel said.
To register or for more information head to www.blackpearlbasketball.com.au