Jason Williams, who starred for the UTEP men's basketball team from 2003-06, is coming back to El Paso to host a youth skills basketball camp and an alumni basketball game on Friday, July 9, at Eastwood High School.

The youth basketball camp is for kids eight years old and up, and the camp will run from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. The $50 registration fee includes a t-shirt, two tickets to the alumni game and dinner for each member. In addition, the camp will give out awards to youth standouts.

Following the camp, Williams is putting together an alumni UTEP basketball game versus the Southwest Desert Cats basketball team, which is the local professional basketball team that plays in the Pro Basketball Association league. Williams says that alumni like Omar Thomas and Omar Duran will play on his squad.

Williams was a key member of the Miners during mid-2000s. The 6-foot-6 forward helped the Miners make three consecutive postseason appearances. He totaled 1,225 points, 614 rebounds and 300 assists over his career at UTEP. Some of his most notable accolades included Second Team All-Conference USA (2005), the 2005 All-WAC Defense Team and the 2004 WAC All-Tournament Team. Interestingly enough, Williams posted UTEP's first-ever triple-double in team history (17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in an NIT win versus Lipscomb).

Following his time at UTEP, Williams played professionally overseas from 2006-2019. He joined the Israeli League club Bnei HaSharon in 2006. In 2008, he joined the Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv and he joined Ironi Nahariya in 2009. On June 13, 2017, Williams joined the French club Roanne from LNB Pro B.

For more information on the camp, call the camp at 504-281-8116, email them at beleivesportsath@gmail.com or click here to fill out the form for the camp. 

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