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Elementary students learn basketball

GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY upper school principal, athletic director and head Grace Cougars basketball coach Steve Murr instructs elementary students at his camp last week at Perry Memorial Gymnasium.

Grace Christian Academy upper school principal, athletic director and head Grace Cougars basketball coach Steve Murr taught youngsters the basic fundamentals of basketball during his elementary camp last week at Grace’s Perry Memorial Gymnasium.

Murr, who played college basketball at Tennessee Temple University, where he earned his undergraduate education degree, conducted a free-throw shooting contest and a one-on-one tournament for the youngsters.

The free-throw shooting contest, which was a week-long event, was won by Jared Duke, while the one-on- one tournament was won by Tommy Murr.

During the elementary camp coach Murr worked with the youngsters on dribbling, passing and basic ball handling.

Murr, who holds a masters degree in education administration from Liberty University, graduated from Beth Haven Academy in Louisville, Ky., where he played shooting guard on the basketball team, quarterback on the football team and pitched for the baseball team.

Murr will hold a Cougars basketball camp for 6-to-12-year-olds July 18 through July 22 at the Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA.

YMCA CEO Ken Bailey says Coach Murr, a standout high school and college basketball player, will use that experience to teach the camp youngsters the fundamentals of the game.

Camp sessions will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and registration deadline is July 15.

The registration fee is $20 for YMCA members and $50 for non-members.