Chris Cokley, former Savannah Excessive and UAB basketball star, holds camp

Chris Cokley learned valuable lessons about basketball and life during his prep days playing for Tim Jordan at Savannah High.

He became a dominating force on the court for the Blue Jackets, helping lead Savannah High to the state finals his sophomore and junior seasons, and earning a scholarship to play at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

He also learned the importance of having an influence in your community by watching the way Jordan handled himself as a coach and mentor at the school known as “The High.”

Cokley, who has been playing professionally overseas after a stellar college career at UAB, is looking forward to giving back this week where everything started for him as he is hosting the Chris Cokley Elite Basketball Camp at Savannah High on Friday and Saturday, July 15-16, from from 9 am to 1 pm each day.

The camp is for boys and girls ages 6-14, and the fee of $25 includes a T-shirt. To register, contact Cokley at 912-272-1610 or Savannah High girls basketball coach George Johnson at 912-507-8573.

“Coach Jordan had a huge impact on me, he was like a father figure on and off the court and he taught me to be a man,” Cokley said. “We’re excited about the camp. It’s going to give kids a chance to learn the game and have some fun.”

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