Toronto Raptors Patrick Patterson recently held a basketball camp for kids at Huntington High School in his hometown of Huntington, West Virginia last month. Over 150 young athletes between the ages of 7 and 16 showed up to play in the clinic and learn some valuable sports skills in the process. It was a fantastic experience that the children will no doubt remember for years to come, and Patterson was pleased that he was able to give back to the community and work with some of his littlest fans in the area.
The Washington D.C. native grew up in the town Huntington and was excited to make it back for this special event. He was a clear star player from his days in high school which led him to be a top recruit, and this paved the way for him to continue his basketball career as a player for the University of Kentucky, a renowned college for the sport. He entered the 2010 NBA draft and was the 14th overall pick by the Houston Rockets, with whom he stayed with for three years. In 2013 he was traded a couple of times but eventually landed on the roster of the Toronto Raptors where he continues to play today.
Patterson visited the town he grew up in last month in Huntington, West Virginia to coach and teach the local youth a few basketball skills and have an overall good time with the community.