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Oklahoma scene: Tony Allen to hold basketball camp at OSU

From Staff and Wire Reports Published: July 11, 2012

Tony Allen will be back in Gallagher-Iba Arena next week, playing basketball on the court where he once starred.

But this time, Allen will be joined by more than 100 kids, coaching them through his youth basketball camp that runs July 18-20 in Stillwater. The three-day event, known as the Grit and Grind Basketball Skills Academy, costs $150, with all profits going to charity.

On his site, Allen says the camp “will assist in the development of boys and girls with their basketball skills — shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding and defense.”

It is open to children between the ages of 10-17, with lunch provided each day. Allen will be there throughout, providing instructions and holding an autograph session.

Keith “Shot Doc” Veney, a renowned basketball trainer who specializes in correcting the jumper, will assist Allen.

The camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. every day, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call (312) 371-7793 or email

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