Luke Ridnour holds another successful basketball camp

Photos and story by Oliver Lazenby

Local kids sharpened their basketball skills with help from NBA veteran Luke Ridnour and other local coaches last week.

The annual Luke Ridnour Basketball Camp had a session for kids ages 6 through 8 and another for kids 9 through 12.

Ridnour officially retired from the NBA this year after a 12-year career that included time as starting point guard for the Seattle Supersonics and Minnesota Timberwolves. He grew up in Blaine and led the high school basketball team to two state titles.

Ridnour said in an interview last month that he’s hoping to move back to Whatcom County from Seattle and he plans to continue teaching basketball.

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