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Area Roundup: Maker invited to elite hoops camp
Also: Jarrell, Bowling duel it out at Motor Mile
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In this Feb. 21 photo, Carlisle’s Thon Maker (14) goes for a layup in a basketball game at Carlisle School. Maker was one of 80 high school players invited to LeBron James’ skills camp. (Bulletin photo by Mike Wray)

Sunday, June 23, 2013


Carlisle’s Thon Maker was invited to the 2013 LeBron James Skills Academy, Carlisle coach Jason Niblett confirmed Saturday.

The camp is in Las Vegas from July 5-8. Media members and NBA scouts will be there from July 6-8. The camp consists of the nation’s top 80 high school players and the top 20 college players, according to the camp’s website. The skills academy is hosted by four-time NBA MVP and two-time NBA champion LeBron James and includes many elite instructors, according to the website.

The camp is four days of intense skill development work and competition in front of hundreds of media members and scouts from every NBA team.

Maker, a 7-foot forward with a 7-foot-4 wingspan, led Carlisle to a one-loss regular season and conference title before the Chiefs’ basketball team lost in the VISAA playoffs. Maker averaged 23.4 points, 12.9 rebounds and 4.9 blocks a game. ESPN recently named Maker the No. 2 overall prospect in the Class of 2016 across the nation.


Jarrell, Bowling

duel it out at Motor Mile

Trey Jarrell and Matt Bowling, two local NASCAR Whelen All-American Series drivers, dueled it out in the first of two 125-lap feature races Saturday night at Motor Mile Speedway in Fairlawn.

Jarrell, of Martinsville, qualified 10th for the first race, his father Roger Jarrell said.

At one point, Jarrell was running seventh, then fell back and battled with Bowling, a Ridgeway native. The two of them dueled for about the final 20-30 laps, Roger Jarrell said.

“Basically third (position) back was a dogfight,” Roger Jarrell said.

Trey Jarrell finished the race 10th and Bowling grabbed ninth place. Lee Pulliam won the race. Peyton Sellers, finished second.


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