Shooting Stars

Shooting stars at Friars Club

On Oct. 5, coaches and players from the Cleveland Cavaliers gave 70 young basketball players the thrill of a lifetime. Cavs Assistant Coach Bret Brielmaier and eight team members led the 8- to 12-year-old kids through drills in dribbling, passing, shooting and defense during an hour-long clinic hosted by Friars Club in Cincinnati. "It was pretty neat, great for Friars and great for the community," says Friars Program Director Parrish Ozias. "I think everybody had a good time. The Cavaliers said it was probably the best clinic they had ever held in the best facility they had ever been in." Cavs players Mo Williams, Sasha Kaun, Quinn Cook, Jared Cunningham, Austin Daye, Chris Johnson, Nick Minnerath and D.J. Stephens all pitched in to help. Kids took home a souvenir basketball so they can practice their newly acquired skills.

--Toni Cashnelli