Basketball Camp

E'Twaun Moore coming back for camp at E.C. Central

2013-06-10T22:00:00Z 2013-06-11T00:59:03Z E'Twaun Moore coming back for camp at E.C. CentralJohn Burbridge john.burbridge@nwi.com, (219) 933-3371 nwitimes.com

For him, the season is over and summer is approaching.

Still, E'Twaun Moore is not pulling up the stakes at his new home in Orlando, Fla.

"It's a great city ... there's a lot to do down here," said the former E.C. Central and Purdue star, who was picked up by the Magic last year after spending his rookie season with the Boston Celtics.

Moore, who started 21 games, more than doubled his averages in points, rebounds, assists, steals and minutes per game for Orlando.

"It's been a good fit down here for me," he said. "I just want to build from there."

Moore also wants to build from his inaugural basketball camp he held last summer at his alma mater, E.C. Central.

"We had about 160 kids last year, but we did it on a short notice," Moore said. "I think we can get 200 for this one."

The second-annual E'Twaun Moore Basketball Camp for boys and girls in grades 4-9 will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28-29.

"Of course, we're going to focus on the fundamentals," Moore said. "Like how to catch and shoot ... things like that.

"We'll also talk to gets about other things ... things they need to focus on to be successful."

Not only does Moore plan to help others with their game, he's spending the offseason fine-tuning his own.

"I need to improve my point-guard skills because I've been called on play more at that position," Moore said. "Mainly, I'm working on my dribbling.

"I play in some Pro-Am leagues during the summer. There's a pretty competitive league in Chicago. A lot of pro players, some in the NBA and others who play overseas and in other pro leagues. Just because you're not in the NBA doesn't mean you're not an excellent player. You may just need to be in the right situation."

Last year, Moore had a large staff of friends and associates helping him with the camp. Some included former teammates and coaches of his.

"There may be surprises for this one," Moore said of possible celebrity guest appearances. "I don't want to mention anyone now, but we're working on it."

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