Louis Amundson kicked off his basketball career in Colorado. This summer the Indiana Pacers’ power forward is coming home to share some of his hoops knowledge.

The Monarch graduate is hosting a skills camp June 18-21, at Legacy High School in conjunction with local personal basketball coach Geoff Golden. Amundson will provided daily instruction at the camp and has some other NBA notables slated to take part. Orlando Magic guard Jason Richardson is scheduled as guest speaker.

Amundson not only started his playing career in Colorado, but also his time as a professional. After graduating from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Amundson cut his teeth on the professional game in the 2006-2007 season with the now defunct Colorado 14ers. After 25 games, his tenacious defensive play with the NBA D-League team got him noticed by the NBA proper. He made the jump to the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers. He has also been on the Phoenix Suns’ and Golden State Warriors’ rosters.

The camp is split into two sections: The morning clinic is coed and is for players in first through sixth grade; the afternoon section is boys only and is for players in seventh through 12th grades. Registration is limited to 100 campers in each section and costs $160 for per-registration and $185 for walk-ins. Online registration or more information is available at: www.geoffgolden.com or by calling Golden at: 303-549-1682.

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