Basketball ‘wizards’ show Lufkin students the ropes before schooling teachers

Harlem Wizards return to Lufkin for fundraising showdown with teachers

Basketball ‘wizards’ show Lufkin students the ropes before schooling teachers
LaMarvon "Showtime" Jackson with the Harlem Wizards showed students how to show-off ahead of his big matchup tonight with Lufkin teachers. (Source: Khyati Patel)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Before they teach a group of educators a thing or two about the sport of basketball, a group from Harlem, New York spent some time showing elementary students a thing or two to impress their friends.

LaMarvon “Showtime” Jackson with the Harlem Wizards stopped by Brandon Elementary School Tuesday afternoon for an assembly with students teachers.

After showing off a few moves for the crowd, the students got their turns trying to emulate Showtime’s tricks.

The Angelina Rotary Club is holding a fundraiser basketball game Tuesday night at Lufkin Middle School, where a group of teachers will compete in a game against the Wizards. The Wizards took on members of the the Lufkin Police Department and Fire and EMS Department in 2018.

Local heroes to square off with Harlem Wizards

Founded in 1962, the Wizards have played over 15,000 games throughout the U.S. that have raised over $25 million for schools and charitable causes, according to team officials. The Wizards have also played in over 25 foreign countries on five continents.

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