Charity Hosts Basketball Camp in Honor of Former Texas Tech Standout Slain in Dallas

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A foundation founded successful remembrance of erstwhile Texas Tech hoops prima Andre Emmett held its archetypal hoops campy Saturday, astir 2 years aft helium was fatally changeable successful Dallas.

Oliver Family Charities hosted a hoops time campy for 40 children ages 8-13 Saturday astatine the Moorland Family YMCA astatine Oak Cliff.

Emmett, who played for the Red Raiders from 2000-04 and professionally successful the NBA and overseas from 2004-12, was changeable and killed extracurricular his Dallas location successful September 2019.

Larry Jenkins, Keith Johnson and Michael Lucky were each indicted connected a superior execution charge successful Emmett's death. Jury trials person been scheduled successful November and January for Johnson and Jenkins, respectively, according to Dallas County tribunal records. A proceedings day has not been acceptable for Lucky.

Emmett, the all-time starring scorer successful Texas Tech men's hoops history, would person turned 39 Friday.

Andre Emmett

His mother, Regina Oliver, celebrated the one-year day of the founding of Oliver Family Charities connected Saturday.

She said the hoops campy was a lifelong imagination of his. 

“He started talking astir this 2 oregon 3 years earlier helium retired from hoops playing, truthful it was ever a speech with us,” Oliver said.

“It brings backmost a batch of memories, due to the fact that Andre and I were the two, what I call, athletes successful the family,” Emmett’s aunt Karen Oliver-Thomas said.

Emmett played hoops for Carter High School earlier moving connected to Texas Tech and, ultimately, the NBA. 

“Hopefully I tin travel down the aforesaid way that Andre went through,” said Jaleon Thompson, who took portion successful the campy Saturday.

The 2nd yearly hoops campy is planned for adjacent summer. Registration is required.

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