By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor
LONDON — When the summer season hits, it’s not always sunshine and blue skies for local athletes.
Such was the case at the Next Level Basketball Skills Camp at London/Laurel Optimist Club Monday.
Jason Moseley, affectionately known as “Coach Mo” was front and center Monday as he and camp workers tried to school athletes in several areas of the game.
“We want to teach kids about the right decisions, the right way to handle themselves on the court and how to be a good teammate,” Moseley said. “Not everyone is going to be a Michael Jordan, a Lebron James or a Kobe Bryant. We want to teach kids to be good, dependable basketball players and people as a whole.
“Hopefully after a few days we can get our point across to the kids and they will have learned some valuable information when they leave here,” he added.
Moseley, who is a native of Louisville, is no stranger to the game of basketball. He played at Kentucky State University before serving as an assistant to the Director of Basketball Operations while former head coach Tubby Smith was leading the Wildcats. Moseley helped organize the annual Tubby Smith Basketball Camp from 2003 to 2006. He also played a similar role in the camps of former Kentucky Lady Wildcats’ coach Mickie DeMoss.
Moseley has coached and mentored hundreds of basketball standouts, but he said his favorite pupil has been NBA World Champion and All Star, Rajon Rondo.
“I tell people about Rajon a lot because he really gets a bad rap as far as being a people person,” Moseley said. “The truth is that when he gets in situations like these camps, he really opens up and connects with the kids on a different level than a lot of people.
“Rajon is a great example of how hard work pays off and can really make a difference not only in basketball, but in life as well,” he added. “Hopefully my staff can convey the message that hard work is the only way to succeed in life and in basketball.”
The Next Level Camp will run through Wednesday at the London/Laurel Optimist Club.
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