Porter-Gaud alum Khris Middleton returned to his high school on Friday for the start of his 1st ever Skills Camp where dozens of kids gathered to learn more about the game and get advice from the Detroit Pistons forward.
Throwing the camp was something Middleton said he's wanted to do for a long time. "Growing up, coming to camps was always so much fun for me" Middleton said. "making new friends and spending all day long on the basketball court with them was something I loved."
Middleton's family was on hand to help out, as was his high school coach, Porter-Gaud's John Pearson.
The Lowcountry native just completed his rookie season in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons. It was a year that started slow as Middleton struggled to find time on the court. But as the year progressed he got more and more time to show what he could do. He would end the season averaging over 6 points and almost 2 rebounds per game.
"It was a year with a lot of ups and downs but our veterans helped out a lot by telling us to keep working hard, keep staying the course and good things would happen."
Middleton's camp, which will give its proceeds from this weekend to the Boys and Girls Club, will continue through the weekend.