The 5th Annual Mike Smith Basketball Camp was held at Van-Far High School Thursday-Friday, June 30-July 1.
There were more than 80 basketball campers who participated in the two-day event for grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
Players learned the fundamentals of the game under the direction of Mike Smith, former Mizzou basketball star Laurence Bowers, Marshall Corbin, Joe Basinger, Alicia Smith, and Matt Smith.
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Vandalia native Mike Smith just finished his fifth professional basketball season in Europe and had some success with Belgium’s Port of Antwerp Giants.
Smith, the oldest player on the team to start the year, was named MVP through the Giants’ Fan Club.
He averaged 13.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game.
His team finished in fifth place before losing in the first round of the playoffs. During the season, the Port of Antwerp Giants did reach the Belgium Cup Finals and also advanced to the Fiba Europe Cup Final 8. His future plans are still uncertain.