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The second annual Pal Basketball Summer Jam!

BasketballThe second annual Pal Basketball Summer Jam!

Partnership with Los Angeles Lakers NBA Scout Irving Thomas

Miami, Fl — The Irving Thomas Elite Basketball Academy, (EBA), in partnership with the Police Athletic League of North Miami is set to hold its Second Annual Basketball Summer Jam, June 16-20 at The Joe Celestin Center, 1525 N.W. 135 St., North Miami, Fla. This year’s basketball summer jam will be a week filled with action-packed training for young basketball enthusiasts in South Florida.

     Los Angeles Lakers NBA Scout and EBA President/CEO Irving Thomas, a native of South Florida, has won three NBA Championships while scouting with The Los Angeles Lakers and has gained a substantial amount of knowledge and experience as a former professional basketball player and NBA Scout.

Irving Thomas was the first basketball player in Miami Dade history to earn a position on the prestigious McDonald’s High School All American Team, Thomas averaged 25 points and 14.4 rebounds per game and was ranked one of the nation’s Top 10 high school prospects in 1985. He was offered 210 college basketball scholarships and was highly recruited by some of the nation’s top universities including Georgetown, UCLA, Kentucky, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, and Louisville to name a few.

Irving Thomas is excited about giving back to the community of South Florida! “EBA will promote the game of basketball not only as a means of developing athletic talent, but will also further develop educational and interpersonal skills, said Thomas. EBA will assist campers in becoming better basketball players, better students of the game and most importantly, better students in life.”

The Elite Basketball Academy invites boys and girls ages 8-18 to come out and learn the on and off the court game of basketball.  EBA will focus on basketball instruction and will teach the core fundamentals of the game while ensuring a fun, safe, and competitive environment.

EBA will maximize the entire learning experience through lectures, sport and nutrition education, vision training, and game competitions. Ultimately, campers will walk away with a complete program designed to optimize core sports training and personal athletic development. Basketball sessions will include: NBA style basketball, game competitions, one on one training, basketball skills, drills, and techniques, athletic conditioning, dunk contest, and more.

To register and for more information call (954) 695-4624 or logon to


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