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"Poetry in Moten" kid's basketball clinic — still time to join and start on Feb. 17

Photo of Lawrence Moten when he played for Syracuse University.

There's still time to join this awesome clinic! Start this Sunday, Feb. 17 and we'll prorate the fee. Please arrive early for same-day registration. Questions? Call 315-234-4522.

How cool would it be to shoot hoops and improve your game with the help of Lawrence Moten, the all-time leading scorer of Syracuse University men’s basketball? Well, here’s your chance.

The “Poetry in Moten” Drills ‘N Skills basketball clinic is a five-week coed elite training program run by coach Moten and former SU women’s basketball star Tasha Harris. It will be held on Sundays from Feb. 11 through March 18 (no session on 3/4/18) at the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center’s Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center, 5655 Thompson Rd., DeWitt.

There will be separate clinics for different age groups. The program for ages 9-12 will run from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. while the program for teens ages 13-16 will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please note the following times are for the March 18 session only: 11am – 12:30pm ages 9–12, 1pm – 2:30pm ages 13–16.

The cost is $125 and there is a $25 discount for JCC of Syracuse members.

Moten’s basketball clinic is designed to enhance each player’s knowledge of the game through improved basketball and life skills. Important fundamentals such as the proper mechanics involved with shooting, dribbling, passing and footwork will all be stressed.

“Understanding that each individual has a role in a team concept, my goal is to teach players to become better students of the game,” said Moten. “All messaging will be positive and designed to encourage players to keep improving. I want to instill in each player the confidence to accomplish the goals he or she desires on the basketball court and in life.”

As a player with Syracuse University men’s basketball from 1991-1995, Moten scored a total of 2,334 points making him the team’s all-time leading scorer. He is also the Big East’s all-time leading scorer in conference games with 1,338 points. After SU, Moten went on to play in the NBA and since then has coached boys and girls at all levels. His jersey will be retired by SU in March 2018.

Tasha Harris played with SU from 2007-2011 and is the team’s all-time leader in games played and games started.

The “Poetry in Moten” basketball clinic is sponsored by the JCC of Syracuse and SportsXpress. To register, click here to download the registration form. For more information, contact Patrick Scott at 315-445-2040, ext. 144,