James Jones, who plays shooting guard for the Miami Heat, added he&rsquo;s looking forward to exploring the island once he gets here. <em>*AFP photo</em>
James Jones, who plays shooting guard for the Miami Heat, added he’s looking forward to exploring the island once he gets here. *AFP photo

FRIDAY, APR. 27: NBA three-point champ James Jones said he “jumped” at the chance to come to Bermuda and do a basketball camp.

Jones, who plays shooting guard for the Miami Heat, added he’s looking forward to exploring the island once he gets here.

Jones will take part in the Dibia Athletic Development Elite Basketball Skills Camp scheduled for August 6 to 10 at the Sandys 360 Centre.

He told the Bermuda Sun: “We normally host a camp in Barbados every year and when Dibia Athletic Development reached out to me about hosting a camp in Bermuda, I jumped at the opportunity.

“I am looking forward to engaging with the youth of Bermuda.

“I learned the game of basketball from going to quality camps when I was a kid and that is what I want to provide to kids today.”


Jones said it is important for NBA stars to be ambassadors of the game so it can spread to every nation on earth.

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“ I love giving back to the youth and helping them progress in any way that I can. “Basketball is a global game and I want to use my NBA reach and experience to teach the fundamentals of the game to the youth worldwide.”

Even though his brother-in-law lives in Bermuda, he has not had the opportunity to visit him, so this will be his first time here.

“We have never been to Bermuda and we are definitely looking forward to the trip. I’ve heard great things about the island and this will give me a chance to explore it with my family.”

Camp organizer Steven Simons said with all of Jones experience and know-how, it will be great for the kids to learn from such a talent.

The camp currently costs $400 for the week, but Simons is hopeful a title sponsor will step forward to help reduce the costs and make it more affordable for families.

Registration details will be announced shortly.