Former Alabama Bob Jones Levi Randolph Hosts Summer Classic

MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Many athletes give so much credit to where they grew up and started their athletic journey. That’s why so many of them give back when they can. On Saturday, Bob Jones and Alabama basketball player Levi Randolph returned to his hometown of Madison for a day filled with fun, education and, of course, basketball.

Events at Bob Jones were capped off with the Levi Randolph Summer Classic Celebrity Basketball Game, featuring local guys like Randolph himself, Justin Pride, Trevor Lacey, John Petty and many more.

“It means a lot, especially to be able to do it in my hometown at my high school, a place where it all started for me. Just to be able to have everyone here and help them grow, try to teach them something that they can carry with them throughout their life, that’s important to me. I just want to be someone they can learn from. The most important thing I told them is energy and effort “If you can have the energy and the effort, you can go far. And with that, have fun, too,” Randolph said.

But earlier in the day, all the kids got to have fun while Randolph hosted his youth skills camp. Players aged 8 to 17 were able to practice different drills and learn from the pros.

After the camp, they were able to go to the field for more games and outdoor activities.

Having a full day of events was important to Randolph because he says he wanted to make the most of his time while giving back to the community that still supports him to this day.

“This is where I grew up, everything started for me here. My whole goal was to be able to go and learn as much as possible so I could bring it back and help teach them. It’s only one day but just to be able to give us as much as we could come back from different angles. Basketball have a little excitement and then they can see a lot of guys teaching them and see what they can do so I think it will be fun for them and hopefully they will learn a lot,” added Randolph.

Randolph first hosted camp in 2019, but has been unable to hold it for the past two years due to COVID-19. He says he plans to continue holding it every year.

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