Deloach to host youth camp for ninth year


Moe Deloach, a former basketball player at Northern Nash and Norfolk State, directs campers during Deloach's summer basketball camp last year at the South Rocky Mount Community Center. Deloach will be hosting another free camp this year, held June 1 and June 8.


From Staff Reports

Friday, April 12, 2019

Basketball is never far from Moe Deloach, no matter where in the world the Rocky Mount native finds himself.

The 2005 Northern Nash grad and current professional basketball player — now playing point guard for a team in Romania. And with the season in its final month, Deloach has turned his eyes toward an event that has become a staple in the Rocky Mount community. 

Deloach will again host his annual free youth basketball camp, which will be held for the ninth consecutive year. The camps are spread across a pair of basketball-filled weekends. 

The first will be June 1 and will be for kids ages 5 to 12, while the next Saturday, June 8, will be for kids 13 and up. Both sessions will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The camp will be held at the South Rocky Mount Community Center.

Young players can expect to receive skills instruction from Deloach, while also honing other areas of the game. In previous years Deloach brought guests that ranged from Tarboro grad and former NFL running back Shaun Draughn, to another Tarboro grad in Tyquan Lewis who is a current defensive lineman with the Indianapolis Colts.

The 33-year-old has played basketball at a few stops overseas, most recently playing in the Romanian National League. Deloach leads Dinamo B. with 18 points per game and six assists per game

He began his camp in 2011, shortly after graduating from Norfolk State in 2010. Over the past couple years popularity forced the camp to be split across two weekends with each serving a different age group.

To register, visit the Rocky Mount community center to guarantee a spot. Registration will also be accepted on the same day after filling out a registration form.