PhilaU Standout, Harlem Globetrotter Bria Young to Hold Basketball Camp

Bria Young is only the 14th female player in the Globetrotters’ 91-year history and the first out of PhilaU’s program.

Bria Young is only the 14th female player in Globetrotters’ history and the first out of PhilaU’s program.

Philadelphia University basketball standout and a member of the Harlem Globetrotters, Bria “Swish” Young ’15, will hold the Bria Young Basketball Camp on campus next month.

The camp will provide basic basketball instruction to elementary and middle school boys and girls in the Philadelphia region. Along with Young, area college players will work in small group sessions with the campers. Basketball fundamentals will be covered, including dribbling, passing, rebounding and defense, as well as tips to improve overall basketball IQ. In addition, PhilaU women’s basketball coach Tom Shirley will speak to attendees, and there will be exercises that emphasize positive character building.

“We want to encourage our campers to become great student-athletes on and off the court,” Young said. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to create everlasting memories and to have an impact on the basketball development of Philadelphia youth.”

At PhilaU, Young scored 1,067 career points as a three-year starting point guard. Her many accolades include first team all-league, first team all-region, and co-MVP and Defensive Player of the Year of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. Young is only the 14th female player in the Globetrotters’ 91-year history and the first out of PhilaU’s program.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 10 in the Gallagher Athletic Center. For more info, visit here.

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