Island Hoops presents 2nd Annual Iman Shumpert Basketball Skills Camp on September 6th

Island Hoops, a Sint Maarten youth basketball academy, presents the 2nd Annual Iman Shumpert Basketball Skills Camp at Melford Hazel Sports Complex on Soualiga Road, September 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The sports camp is free, and all young basketball players (general ages 6-17) are encouraged to attend, dressed to play and ready to learn and have fun.

Local fireman and youth organizer Paul Bell founded Island Hoops to give young athletes the opportunity to continue to develop their basketball skills and grow as a player. The sports camp was made possible by local businesses and citizens working together to make this free and available to all. Sponsors for 2014 include, Seven Seas Water, The Royal Palm Resort, The American Clinic, and

Shumpert, an exciting young NBA player with the New York Knicks, donated his time last summer to speak with local St. Maarten youths about the importance of keeping their minds and bodies strong. He provided basketball tips, posed for pictures and offered advice to aspiring young athletes. Kids who attended last year absolutely loved the experience.

This summer, Shumpert returns with some pro-level friends, ready to host a weekend basketball-intensive sports camp, complete with basketball drill stations, 5-on-5 games, group discussions and educational sessions on skills, fitness and more. And because he loves the beauty of St. Maarten, Shumpert is sticking around for several more days to work out with shooting coach and former pro basketball player Derrek Hamilton of

Island Hoops works in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports Affairs as well as the Ministry of Health, Social Development & Labor, the local Basketball Association and private sponsors in order to bring Sint Maarteners high-quality, exciting and unique youth programs.

All young players across Sint Maarten and Saint Martin should attend and enjoy!