Former Augusta State All-American and Richmond Academy graduate Garret Siler is hosting his 8th annual youth basketball camp at Episcopal Day School this week.
Siler lives in Atlanta during the offseason, but returned to Augusta to host his camp.
Siler played his ninth season of professional basketball in Taiwan this year, where he led his team to the championship series. He said he hopes by sharing his experiences from playing in five countries, he can teach the kids about more than basketball.
“The world is bigger than your backyard,” Siler said. “I think a lot of times we have all the luxuries of home, and sometimes you have to be able to embrace a new environment and go in with a child-like wonder. It’s easy to teach the kids that. It’s more of the older kids and adults, [who] feel like the states are all [they] need. [I think they] might want to try something outside [their] own backyards.”
Siler said it was great to back on the court this season fully recovered from the torn ACL he suffered in 2016. He’s still weighing his options for next year, but plans to play a tenth season professionally.