VCU Rams become coaches for young campers

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -  All Brandon Rozzell could do was hang his head in shame. No, his VCU Rams had not just been beaten by Georgia State, or had his season come to an end in Houston. His team at the Shaka Smart Basketball Camp had just lost to Reco McCarter's team.

"You've been teaching them all day, and when they lose, it hurts me as much as it hurts them," said the VCU outgoing senior.

Rozzell is just one of many VCU Rams that are helping out this summer with Smart's camps. The Siegel Center is packed with players of many different age ranges, wanting to learn from the team that became America's Cinderella darling.

Coach Smart said Thursday that he's trying to teach the kids to work hard at all times to improve the games.  But he also enjoys the opportunities for his players to play the part as coaches.  He says it makes them appreciate what it means to be coachable.

There are still spots open for the remaining two weeks of the Shaka Smart Basketball Camp.

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