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Here's a video with footage of the third annual Wesley Matthews Skills Academy hosted by the...

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Here's a video with footage of the third annual Wesley Matthews Skills Academy hosted by the Portland Trail Blazers guard in Madison, Wisconsin, this summer. Here are some of Matthews' quotes from the video. -------------------------------- "It's just giving back to the community. Giving kids something that I didn't have growing up. Fundamentals, giving the kids a mentor to teach work and drill-type setting. "My biggest thing is that I want to be hands on with the camp. A lot of people do camps and they just show up and shoot a couple of halfcourt shots. If my name is on it, I'm all in. I'm in the drills, explaining the drills, stopping the drills, showing pointers. That's what gives the kids the most out of the camp." "When they ask me questions, they get to see me outside of being a basketball player. Everybody sees you playing basketball and doing that kind of stuff, but seeing you as a regular person, it's good for them to see that I'm just a regular goof just like them. "It's humbling. It means a lot to them. It means a lot to me, too. That someone would take the time to wait in line for a signature. It's something that never gets old. It's something that never gets old. It's just a lot of fun for me. To give back to my community that has meant so much to me, that's supported me. To see the turnout of 300 kids every time, on their Sunday, when they could be doing other stuff during the summer, it means a lot." -------------------------------- Video uploaded by YouTube user Tbanx20. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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