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Gaddy hosting basketball camps over next two weeks

Before former Bellarmine Prep and University of Washington basketball star Abdul Gaddy heads off to the Italian League, he is sticking around for a few more weeks to host his youth camps.

Over the next two weekends, the Abdul Gaddy Point Guard Basketball Camp will take place at the Boys & Girls Club D A Gonyea Branch in north Tacoma.

The first two-day camp, Saturday and Sunday, is for younger children — boys and girls from first to sixth grade — and will go from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. both days. Cost is $50.

The second round is Aug. 9-10, this time for students in seventh to 12th grade. Again, same times and cost.

Gaddy, 22, left the Huskies ranked No. 2 in career assists. His skills-building camps will focus on basic and advanced point guard fundamentals, including ball-handling, passing and shooting drills.

Special guest speakers expected to make appearances include Gaddy’s former UW teammate Isaiah Thomas, who recently signed with the Phoenix Suns; UW coach Lorenzo Romar; former Stadium High School and University of Montana standout Anthony Johnson; and motivational speaker John Gaines.

To register, either go online to abdulgaddybasketball.com, or email gaddypointguardu@gmail.com to get a registration form. Walk-ups are also welcomed.

Gaddy spent training camp last fall with the Charlotte Bobcats before playing in the NBA Developmental League with the Maine Red Claws, a Boston Celtics affiliate. He signed a one-year deal with Virtus Bologna, a two-time Euroleague champion, on Wednesday. He expects to immediately be a starter at point guard.

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