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July 30-Aug 2nd, Dayton OH

2018 Youth Basketball Camp

The Player


Norris is a professional basketball player who is currently playing with Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club in Israel.   He played briefly in China before signing with the Oklahoma City Thunder in March, 2017.  He played with the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2015-2016 season. Prior to playing with the Pelicans, he played with the Miami Heat.  A Dayton native, Norris graduated from Dunbar High School as the Salutatorian and Cleveland State University with a degree in Health Science.  Norris was an accomplished basketball player, setting career highs and receiving a number of accomplishments while at Cleveland State University where his jersey was retired February 12, 2016.  Since entering the NBA, he appeared in the NBA finals his first three seasons and captured NBA Championships in his first two.

While basketball is a significant part of Norris’ life, education has always been a priority.  He has a passion for the Dayton community and is committed to stressing the importance of education and positive character development among youth.  The Norris Cole Foundation provides Norris an opportunity to give back beyond his notoriety as a professional basketball player.

I just try to be consistent. I want the guys to be themselves. That’s how we got here, not to be too uptight.”
— Postgame Interview - April 20, 2015