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Al Jefferson Basketball Camp

Campers received a free T-shirt, ball, lunch and school supplies. Campers received a free T-shirt, ball, lunch and school supplies.

"Big" Al Jefferson held his annual basketball camp in his hometown of Prentiss this morning to the delight of more than 400 campers.

Jefferson's camp is free to all participants and with the help of fellow NBA player Mo Williams, the duo imparted words of wisdom to go along with techniques of the game that have helped them in their basketball careers.

The Charlotte Bobcats center shared his thoughts on how happy he is to provide a camp like this to kids in his hometown and other area's in Mississippi.

"This is something that Prentiss hasn't been used to. I would have loved to have this opportunity to come to a camp in my hometown when I was a kid," said Jefferson.

Williams spoke about the future that some of campers may have in front of them.

"The more exposure we can give to these kids and the more we can touch 1 or 2 that can take our place because one day our bones [aren't going to] be able to do it [anymore] and we [have to] pass the torch."

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