Former NBA player Bonzi Wells was the guest speaker at this year’s annual Always 100 basketball camp on June 17 at Parkview Fieldhouse. He took the time to talk to the kids who attended the camp about many of his life experiences and obstacles that he had to go through throughout his professional sports career, and even gave them some advice to help guide them with decisions that they will make in their futures. Wells was very well received by the young athletes, who listened to him rather attentively during his entire speech and even asked some great questions afterwards. The Always 100 sports camp was finished up by Saturday June, 20 and ended with the third annual charity challenge.
The Indiana native got his start in basketball by playing for Ball State University until he was picked in the 1998 NBA Draft, from which he ended up on the Portland Trail Blazers and stayed for five seasons. From 2003-2005 he joined the Memphis Grizzlies for a couple of years before going to the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets. In 2008 he took his talent overseas to play on the Chinese basketball team, Shanxi Zhongyu for two years followed by another two years on Puerto Rico’s Capitanes de Arecibo team.
The two-time MAC Player of the Year kindly stopped by Parkview Fieldhouse to speak to a bunch of young kids who were participating in this year’s Always 100 basketball camp, and he did a good job of leaving a lasting and positive impression.