Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Augusta, GA -- Garret Siler didn't want to cancel his camp last year. He may stand seven-feet tall, towering over everyone around him, but no doubt Big G is a man of the people.
So, while he had no choice but to cancel camp in order to play in the NBA summer league, he couldn't wait to get things started back up at the Episcopal Day School this year.
We see a huge number of pro players putting on camps for the kids, but the challenge is for the camp to stick. A lot of times guys will do it once or twice, then get sick of it.
"You get a lot of people coming in and doing a camp for one or two years, and then they're like, 'I don't really want to do this anymore,' but I like dealing with kids," Siler said. "I like being able to help out the community and being able to help as much as I can. You always want to be that person to pay it forward. Once that happened, once I had one year off, I felt bad, so I definitely knew I had to come back the next year."
Siler spent this past basketball season playing in China for the second time in four years.
He's not done with his NBA dream yet, though. He'll be back in the Summer League all of July, playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves in Las Vegas, then the Utah Jazz down in Orlando.