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Boudreaux Elementary Students Practice with Pelicans for Jr. NBA Week

img_1195The New Orleans Pelicans hosted students and teachers from Geraldine Boudreaux Elementary as part of Jr. NBA Week.

Students watched one of the Pelicans’ final practices before they open the regular season at home against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, October 26. Head coach Alvin Gentry shared a motivational message with the students and held a Q & A session. The students and the team then completed basketball skills stations, which allowed the kids to interact with their favorite players.

img_1208During this second annual Jr. NBA Week, all 30 NBA teams celebrate youth basketball by hosting clinics and events in their communities and during open practices. The Jr. NBA is the league’s youth basketball participation program that teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.