By Josh Cohen
April 17, 2017
ORLANDO – Alexis Prince is the latest local basketball talent to make it to the pros. She was selected in the third round (29th overall) of the 2017 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury.
Prince, who starred at Baylor the last few years, is from Orlando. She was a four-year starter at Edgewater High School where she led the Eagles to a Florida Class 6A state title her senior year.
But before all this incredible success, the 6’2” guard learned the fundamentals of the game and developed her skills while participating in the Orlando Magic basketball camps program.
Like it did for current NBA players Austin Rivers and Chandler Parsons, Magic camps help kids learn the game in a fun and rewarding environment. It’s also an opportunity for players to showcase their abilities and potential. Magic basketball camps is part of the Orlando Magic Youth Basketball Academy which focuses on teaching life skills to youth through the game of basketball. Through the Magic Academy, youth learn the game of basketball along with the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership and health and wellness to accomplish their goals.
The basketball instruction at Magic camps is provided by coaches and trainers from the National Basketball Academy. Kids between the ages of 6 and 17 participate in various drills and compete in live games.
The camps cater to all skill levels. There are plenty of week-long sessions to choose from and a host of locations as well (see list here).
Prince most recently helped Baylor advance to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Women’s Tournament. Her leadership and versatility helped her move up the ranks and now she hopes to become one of the next big stars in the WNBA.