Former teammates Wright, Dawson host hoop camps in Macon
MACON, GA -- Sharone Wright and Reco Dawson teamed up to create arguably the best basketball dynasty Macon has ever seen.
Leading Southwest to the 1989 State Championship, both used basketball to create names for themselves, Wright as a standout at Clemson and successful NBA player while Dawson continues to build a strong program at Central Georgia Tech. Nearly 30 years after their state-title run, the duo is back on the court passing on their knowledge of the game to the next level.
"The last three years with Adidas we say we want to bring the best players in the Middle Georgia and the South Georgia area," Wright said. "It's been uncanny how well the kids have been developing."
For the third straight year, Wright and Dawson hosted the Adidas Elite Skills 100 Camp at CGTC inviting the areas top prospects and multiple college prospects.
"In the top 100 camp, we have a couple of guys come in to talk about recruitment, social media and things like that," Dawson said.
The basketball week rolled on for the pair but with a different twist. Wednesday doors opened at Titans Arena for a youth hoops camp. The purpose much different than the skills showcase.
"In the next avenue we talk to younger kids attitude, character, helping teammates, and cheering for each other," Dawson said. "Hopefully we'll get across those messages."
The youth camp continues at Central Georgia Tech through the remainder of the week.