Fury meet Kobe’s coach

Nine of Clark Eriksson Fury's stars of the present and future were among 120 players from all over the UK who attended a special skills camp delivered by American Ganon Baker in the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
Nine of Clark Eriksson Fury's stars of the present and future were among 120 players from all over the UK who attended a special skills camp delivered by American Ganon Baker in the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

Nine of Clark Eriksson Fury’s current players and future stars received tuition from NBA star Kobe Bryant’s former coach.

Ganon Baker has coached worldwide and delivered the tutorials at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow for budding basketball stars to improve their ball handling skills.

Baker also played top college basketball and then tried out for several NBA teams including the Dallas Mavericks and has coached famous NBA stars such as Bryant, Vince Carter and Amari Stoudamair and is also a motivational speaker.

The camp was a high energy two days of developing ball handling and incorporated tennis balls into the routines.

It all gave the young players an insight into the dedication required to reach the high level of skill of an NBA player.

Baker’s lightning reflexes and ability to dribble and shoot the ball stunned the 120 players and Fury coach John Bunyan.

The Nike sponsored event was brought to Glasgow by former Glasgow Rocks and Scotland coach Ross Hutton.

Hutton regularly works at Fury’s own elite camps, which take place in two weeks and will have two American guest coaches, and was enthusiastic about the response to the Ganon Baker camp.

Baker not only demonstrated throughout but personally coached the players along with his wife MJ - a highly respected former American college player and now top college coach.

At the end of the camp Ganon and his wife spent time with Fury headcoach John Bunyan and his players - all Internationals - Jonny Bunyan, Bryan Munnoch from the men’s team, Ailie Gardiner, Katrina Laidlaw and Nikoline Laidlaw from Woman, Connor Martin and Lee Mathews from the Junior men and Daniel Tran and Ryan Weir from the Cadet boys.

Coach Bunyan is preparing Fury’s camp and told Heraldsport: “All the players agreed it had given them a further incentive to take their game forward and we learned a lot of new ideas about how to do that.”