Kids from ages eight to 17 can learn the game of basketball from several current and former NBA players next month in Ames as part of weekend honoring the memory of Barry Stevens. The former Cyclone standout died from a heart attack in February.
Spokesman Ev Cochran says several former ISU players like Jamaal Tinsley, Jeff Grayers and Fred Hoiberg will take part in the clinic as will former Michigan State standouts Morris Peterson and Mateen Cleeves who hail from Stevens’ hometown of Flint, Michigan. Cochran says he went to those camps when he was eight years old and it was a thrill to meet pro players, and he expects this camp to be a thrill for the players who take part.
Cochran says the response shows just how popular Stevens was. He says it’s very a testament to what a great guy Stevens was at ISU and in his hometown of Flint. The clinic will be Friday, July 20th. Cochran says the cost is 100 dollars and all the money raised will go to the Barry Stevens Foundation.