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posted Aug 10, 2014, 5:16 PM by Jared Wall
Story by Aaron Williams

Student athletes from all over West Baton Rouge made their way to Devall Middle School’s gymnasium Thursday morning for an opportunity to learn the game of basketball from one of the most successful players to come from the parish.

Boston Celtics Forward Brandon Bass, who is a native of Port Allen, came back to the area for the seventh year to teach at the Brandon Bass Reach Back Basketball Camp.

“Because of my ties to the area – I was raised on Bueche Road – and because of that, I wanted to come back and inspire the youth,” Bass said during the camp Thursday morning. “I know that these kids rarely get to see an NBA player, and I just want to give back and show my appreciation for what has been given to me over the years.”

Bass spent his elementary school years at Chamberlin Elementary School and most of his fourth grade year at Devall Middle before transferring to a school in Pointe Coupee Parish following the death of his mother.

Full article from the West Side Journal can be found by clicking the link.