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Youth players practice with Denfeld boys basketball team

DULUTH, MN-- Future basketball stars had a chance to learn some skills from Denfeld's best Thursday night.

Kids with the All Rookie Basketball Association from across the Twin Ports had a special practice with the Duluth Denfeld Boys Basketball team.

The Association is sponsored by the Duluth Area Salvation Army and is a city-wide, entry-level basketball program for boys and girls in grades K-8.

Thursday's event allows youth players to interact and learn from experienced players.

The high school players and coaches say it's a lot of fun and teaches the kids to dream big.

A Sophomore on the Denfeld team says, "these kids come out and we hop around these stations and interact with us and they do some drills. And it's really good for them because they look up to us."

One future star, 6-year-old Ka'el Beckon says he's learning a lot. "Practicing and doing stuff like dribbling and guarding and shooting."

Beckon says he enjoys practicing with the Denfeld boys.

The Association currently has over 500 boys and girls participating and is led by 90 volunteer coaches.

Jessie Slater

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