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Basketball camp plays in new rec center

Around 42 children attended the two-day Cliff Ellis Basketball Skills Camp in the new Student Recreation and Convocation Center.

The kids are learning basketball fundamentals from Coach Ellis and his staff. CCU Assistant Head Coach Mamadou N'Diaye, a former NBA player, and CCU Guard Kierre Greenwood are among those helping out at the camp.

Ellis says the new arena will help with recruiting and give more fans a chance to watch the Chanticleers play.

The Student and Recreation Center has a seating capacity of 3,250. Kimbel Arena, where CCU played over the past four decades, seated only 1,039.

A grand opening for the new arena is scheduled for Aug. 20.

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