National Basketball Association player Jeff Withey held small clinics at two BGCGSD branches on June 11. Withey, who plays for the New Orleans Pelicans, taught and played basketball with the members during his visits to the Clairemont and 4S Ranch branches. He is promoting his basketball camp at Horizon Christian Academy later this month. Club members will receive a discount to the camp if they enroll. For more information, visit www.JeffWitheyBlockParty.com.
The San Diego native led Horizon Christian Academy to the California State Division IV title in his sophomore season (2006) and he graduated in the class of 2008. After a successful career at the University of Kansas, Withey was selected 39th overall in the 2013 NBA draft to the Portland Trail Blazers. He was later traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in a three-team trade involving the Trail Blazers and the Sacramento Kings on July 10, 2013.