NBA legend, Daytona native Vince Carter resumes local youth basketball camp after COVID hiatus

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NBA legend Vince Carter is preparing to host a basketball camp in his hometown of Daytona Beach for the first time in three years.


The last Vince Carter Youth Basketball Academy was held in 2019, but the camp was shut down afterward due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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When the mini-camp returns next week, kids from Volusia and Flagler Counties will once again have the opportunity to spend a weekend with the retired NBA All-Star.

“I look forward to finally being back in camp after three years of COVID restrictions,” Carter said in a statement. “It is one of the highlights of my summer…working with the kids on their basketball skills and their life skills is very important to me.”

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Carter has hosted the academy since he joined the NBA in 1998, personally working alongside his staff with the campers.

Vince Carter’s Youth Basketball Academy begins Friday, July 15 and will be held at the Vince Carter Athletic Center at Mainland High School.

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Campers between the ages of 7 and 17 years old have already registered.

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