Professional basketball player Jaraun “Kino” Burrows went back to Governor’s Harbor this week for the annual Project Cay Camp.
The camp has been put on every summer by the Chrone family out of New Providence, which used to live on the island.
Now into his second year with the programme, Burrows said he’s excited to be able to reconnect with some of the children on the island.
“I always wanted to be able to come back and be around some of the kids on the cay, because I know exactly what they are going through growing up here,” Burrows said.
“It is wonderful that I have the opportunity to be back home and really sit with these kids before I go back to France. Outside of the camp, it’s really fun to get to be able to mix and mingle with the locals. They know me, and a lot about my family as well, so it’s good that I get to connect with them.
“Even though every kid that attends this camp won’t move on to play in college or whatever, they get a lot of things from this camp. They learn disciple, which is so important. They learn how to work with others to accomplish a goal, and they also gain exposure by learning more about the world. Some of them come from tough backgrounds, and I’m glad to be able to make a difference in their lives.”
Earlier this month, Burrows reached an agreement on a contract extension with his Fos-Sue-Mur Provence Basketball Byers. The team, which plays in the France LNB Pro A League, concluded last season with a historic milestone.
The team won the France LNB Pro B title with a 76-70 win over Roanne and was granted promotion to the LNB Pro A league for the first time in club history.
In his first full season with the club, Burrows averaged 13.9 points on 61.5 per cent shooting from the field and 5.1 rebounds in just over 25 minutes per game.