Moultrie Visits Campers; Gives Update On Ankle
Rookie Arnett Moultrie looks back upon the days he spent at summer basketball camps as a teenager with fondness, but wishes he’d had the opportunity to learn from some individuals who had followed a similar path to his own and had made it.
Now entering his first season as a pro, the 2012 first-round pick is taking the initiative and is embracing his opportunity to positively impact the lives of young people.
Towering over an audience of several hundred boys aged nine to 17 at Valley Forge Military Academy, the soft-spoken Moultrie took questions from campers at Sixers Overnight Basketball Camp.
“It was a great experience,” said Moultrie of interacting with the aspiring ballers. “It’s really important, because when I was growing up, going to camps, I never had anybody come to me and (talk to me like this).
“(The level of play at this camp) is really competitive. (My advice is) if they really love the game of basketball, they just need to put in the work and anything they want can come true for them.”
Moultrie, who suffered a sprained left ankle during a pre-draft workout that forced him to miss the Orlando Pro Summer League in early July, says he’s “about a week away from being back on the court” and can’t wait to begin the next camp on his schedule, Sixers training camp.
“It’s been a slow, long process, so mainly I’ve just been resting,” he said. “It’s been a month since I’ve been on the basketball court and that’s the longest I’ve ever sat out, so I’m really excited (for training camp to start).”
Dates for training camp have not yet been finalized.