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Blazers’ Enes Kanter plans to set up 30 camps this summer

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Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter cannot leave the United States due to threats on his life over his political views, so instead of doing nothing in the offseason, he plans to set up 30 basketball camps for kids this summer.

During his exit interview following the Blazers Western Conference Finals exit, Kanter revealed that he will host free basketball camps on different states.

The 27-year-old center is not wasting time too. According to him, his camp will start this Saturday in Portland.

Kanter’s previous summer basketball camps are for kids ages five to 18. He set up camp in Toronto, Houston, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis and Oklahoma City last year, per Kanter’s official website.

While Kanter has continuously stirred controversy for his political views and for criticizing Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, he has a big heart for children. Besides his summer basketball camps, he has a youth food program and scholarship fund to help children in need.

We’re certain kids are excited about his basketball camps. Teaching the youth about the fundamentals of basketball is a good way of instilling discipline. On that note, Enes Kanter is a youth ambassador whose work speaks massive volumes.