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By Dan Rudy 

Basketball camp hones skills and values


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Professional basketball player Damen Bell-Holter leads a youth clinic in Wrangell last week, showing a group of elementary school students how to practice their free throws. Hailing from Hydaberg, the athlete hopes to be a positive role model for other rural Alaskans – on and off the court.

arpen their skills on the basketball court last week, during a two-day clinic hosted at the high school.

The Alaska Native Sisterhood Association brought down Damen Bell-Holter, a professional player and life coach whose "Blessed 2 Bless" program reaches out to youth around the country. Having grown up in Hydaburg, he was a hit with Wrangell's own aspiring athletes as an example of what hard work can accomplish.

Raised in Hydaburg, after being signed with the Boston Celtics for the 2013 season, Bell-Holter has played with regional and national leagues in Maine, Hungary, Turkey and Finland....

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