DETROIT (WWJ) – The first International Hoops Expo is being held in Detroit this weekend hosted by two professional basketball players who are from Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950’s Beth Fisher reports things kicked off Friday with a training camp for kids at Joe Dumars Field House in Detroit.

IHX Crawford Camp (BFisher)Lots of kids learning new basketball skills from Jordan Crawford , of the Boston Celtics and his brother , Joe, who’s played international basketball. Jordan says growing up in Detroit….they went to basketball camps.

“It meant a lot because it was always something we looked forward to every summer, we always knew when the dates was so we just wanted to give that to the kids growing up now – have something to look up to, you know you can really fall in love with the game and hopefully be a pro in it,” said Jordan.

Thirteen-year-old Camree Clegg, plays for her middle school in Westland, but she has bigger basketball hopes.

“I want to go into the WNBA and play D1 college,” she said.

Twenty-seven-year-old Joe Crawford has played international basketball and loves working with the kids.

“It’s a lot of fun, it’s a lot of work but to see the kids happy and people learning stuff from it – makes it happy for me,” he said.

The Hoops Expo also includes another training camp for kids and an exhibition game with pros on Saturday at Renaissance High School.

Get the full fun run down on the International Hoops Expo here.


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