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Iman Shumpert Pays a Visit Home

OPRF grad, Knicks star returns home and pays it forward.

Since falling victim to a debilitating ACL injury during the first round of this season's NBA Playoffs, Oak Park native Iman Shumpert has been busy.

He's secured a new $9,200-per-month apartment in New York City, laid down a pair of rap tracks and celebrated his 22nd birthday. And rehab on the knee is apparently going better than expected.

But he's not too bogged down in the superstar-standout-rookie-sensation lifestyle to pay a visit home, which is just what he did last week. Wednesday Journal has the details about the recent Shumpert Youth Basketball Camp, held at for middle and high school players. The sessions wrapped up over the weekend and a similar camp is now underway in New York.

And before the camps got started, Shumpert spent some time with the "Warriors" at , the River Forest-based resource agency for the developmentally disabled. We'll let OK president Phil Carmody talk about the visit, billed as the Shump Out Hoops Camp. From Facebook:

Had a chance to see a pretty cool thing tonight, as Oak Park's own Iman Shumpert of the NY Knicks came out to the Knocks to host the first ever OK Shumpout Hoops Camp. Very impressed to see a down to earth pro athlete giving something back w/o pretense. Also pretty awesome to see a room full of Warriors on cloud nine.

And don't miss the photo gallery from the camp on the Opportunity Knocks Facebook page.

annie June 27, 2012 at 11:27 AM
My son was one of the young men who attended this event. What a nice effort on behalf of our developmentally delayed kids.Shumpert is a class act and reflects well on Oak Park, the YMCA, and his family

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