Elton Brand Returns Home For Peekskill Hoops Clinic

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Peekskill's Elton Brand returned for his annual basketball clinic Saturday.
Peekskill High School coach Lou Panzanaro and his staff talked to children before the clinic started.
Peekskill's Elton Brand will play for the Dallas Mavericks this fall after a stint with the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Peekskill Middle School gym was packed with families and spectators looking to watch the event.
The basketball clinic is funded through Elton Brand's charity organization.
Former Peekskill basketball players help run the clinic.
Participants received autographed merchandise from Elton Brand after the event.

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – Former Peekskill High School and Duke University standout Elton Brand returned home for his annual basketball clinic Saturday.

Brand helped Peekskill High School basketball coach Lou Panzanaro and his staff lead area youngsters through a series of drills and fitness exercises. The event has been held for the past nine years with Brand's help.

Brand attended Duke University after graduating from Peekskill High in 1997 before being drafted No. 1 by the NBA's Chicago Bulls. He later played for the Los Angeles Clippers for seven seasons and just finished his fourth season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Brand was released by Philadelphia on July 6 after helping the team make the NBA playoffs last season, but was picked up by the Dallas Mavericks soon afterward.

All the children who participated in the event received autographed fitness gear, courtesy of Brand.

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