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Christian Laettner works with community kids, BPC Basketball team at clinics

Christian Laettner works with BPC basketball team

Christian Laettner, fifth from bottom left row, with Brewton-Parker College basketball team.

By Kelley M. Arnold

Director of News and Public Information

MOUNT VERNON— Brewton-Parker College’s Men’s Basketball Team hosted former NBA player and Duke super-star Christian Laettner Saturday, Sept. 25 at a sold-out special skills and leadership building clinic for local school kids. The clinic’s enrollment maxed at 50 kids.

“The event was a major success for our program and our community,” said Coach John D. Jones. “It was a unique opportunity to have someone of his stature here at Brewton-Parker.”

Christian Laettner with local kids

Christian Laettner, former NBA player and Duke basketball great, works with local school kids at a special basketball clinic hosted at Brewton-Parker College Saturday, Sept. 25.

Laettner is perhaps most well-known for making one of the most memorable shots in basketball history, a 17-foot turnaround jumper with 1 second left in OT to defeat Kentucky in 1992, and advance to the Final Four. After being selected with the third pick in the draft in 1992, Laettner competed for 13 years in the NBA.

According to BPC Head Basketball Coach John D. Jones, “Laettner worked directly with clinic participants in skill instruction, developing one-on-one moves, and shooting.”

Prior to the children’s clinic in the afternoon, Laettner also worked with the Barons Basketball team in a three-hour clinic that focused on higher level techniques and concepts that he learned during his pro career.

Jones added, “Christian Laettner is an outstanding teacher of the game of basketball. I was impressed with how hard he worked with our players and our children. We have been able to develop a close relationship, and I look forward to him returning to our community in the years ahead.”

Christian Laettner with BPC basketball team

Christian Laettner, former NBA player and Duke super-star, works with Brewton-Parker College basketball players at a special basketball clinic hosted at BPC Saturday, Sept. 25.

Laettner was also available for autographs and photos after the event.  Official sponsors of this event were Handy Andy (Vidalia), Caboose Restaurant (Mount Vernon), Sign and Stamp Solutions (Vidalia), Comfort Inn (Vidalia) and Mount Vernon Auto Supply.

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited, four-year Christian college in South Georgia.



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The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
Brewton-Parker College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College.
Updated on: October 12, 2010 10:41 AM