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Former guard John Starks talks free virtual Junior Knicks Summer Basketball Camp

Posted at 10:10 AM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 10:46:39-04

NEW YORK CITY — New York City children have an opportunity to learn how to dribble, shoot and rebound like the pros thanks to the Junior Knicks Summer Basketball Camp.

Former Knicks guard John Starks chatted with the PIX11 Morning News on Wednesday about what the camp is offering this summer amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Junior Knicks Virtual Summer Camp debuted on July 13 with Dennis Smith Jr. as the first guest.

More than 600 children attended the first day of the camp, which offers five weeks of free live virtual workouts led by Junior Knicks coaches, current players and alumni, on-demand drills and more.

The sessions are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and run through Aug. 14.

Each week focuses on a specific theme such as shooting, ball handling, rebounding, defense and more.

Week 2: Shooting
Week 3: Offensive Skills
Week 4: Rebounding/Defense
Week 5: Signature Moves

The camp historically has been a pay-to-attend camp at various locations in New York and New Jersey. For more information, visit