Warriors news: David West holds basketball clinic in Ghana
Members of the defending champion Golden State Warriors have been busy with trips around the world this offseason. The exploits of Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, during their promotional tours in Asia have been particularly notable.
Veteran big man David West was on his own overseas trip recently, but instead of promoting shoes, he was holding a basketball clinic for the young members of Hoops Care International in Ghana, Africa:
It was a great opportunity for our young athletes in Ghana to be able to learn first hand from David West this gone Tuesday. Fundamental basketball skills as well as leadership abilities to help them on and off the court.
Accompanied by current Phoenix Suns forward TJ Warren and former NBA player Pops Mensah-Bonsu, who helped supervise the All Africa Access camp, West took the campers through several drills, which included shooting lay-ups and jump shots, passing, and defense. He also coached the campers how to set screens and execute a pick-and-roll.
While he’s a fierce competitor who no one wants to mess with on the court, West is a good-hearted, well-respected figure in the league. He was recently voted the Warriors’ Players Voice Award winner, which is given to the teammate who made the biggest impact on and off the court, in his first year on the team.
West has already said that this upcoming season will be his last in the NBA. But retirement should only give West more time to devote to worthwhile endeavors like helping teach basketball and other important life skills to young kids all over the world.