Zellers Bringing DistinXion Basketball Camp Back To Dearborn Co.
By Mike Perleberg
(Aurora, Ind.) – Not just basketball, but character will be taught in an upcoming camp organized by one of Indiana basketball’s royal families.
Steve Zeller is the father of three Indiana Mr. Basketballs: Luke, Tyler, and Cody Zeller. In other words, he knows a thing or two about raising a good, fundamental basketball player. The brothers have also been brought up on living life the right way.
“My parents showed it every day in their example,” says Luke, who played in the NBA with the Phoenix Suns. “Now I try to do that every day as a parent, too.”
The Zellers are bringing their DistinXion Camp Xperience: Elite Basketball & Character Training to the Aurora Recreation and Community Center coming up April 25-27. The camp is open to boys and girls of all skill levels in grades 2nd through 8th.
The camp registration fee is $150 for the first child, with a $25 discount applied to each additional child. Each participant will receive a t-shirt. Online sign-up is available at www.DistinXion.org.
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A good turnout at the DistinXion camp when it visited Lawrenceburg last year has the Zellers happy to return to Dearborn County.
Steve Zeller says he, Luke, and other camp instructors will inspire players to be their best in mind, body, and heart. They teach campers using the acronym CHAMPIONS: character, honesty, attitude, motivation, perseverance, I am responsible, optimism, network of friends, and serve others.
The camp starts with a family night on Friday.
“We want to help parents instill those same values we talk about,” says Steve Zeller.
“The parent talk is not a ‘You need to do X, Y, and Z,’” adds Luke. “It’s more, ‘Here are things we’ve done and here are things we’ve messed up. Let’s learn together.’”
Of course, a fair amount of basketball will be taught, too.
“When I was in training camp with the San Antonio Spurs the first two days all we did was fundamentals. You’re there with Tim Duncan working on a post feed and a cut. You’re working on a one-dribble pull-up with Manu Ginobili coming across. With DistinXion we take a lot of things I’ve learned from my journey with the NBA and different places and apply those to kids here in Lawrenceburg and Aurora,” Luke says.