Pro basketball player and two-time State Champion Trevor Cooney is back in his hometown to share his love of the game and help the next generation of hopeful hoops stars realize their potential. Cooney kicked off his new career as coach on Saturday at a free basketball clinic sponsored by BPG|SPORTS. Dozens of young boys and girls turned out at Prices Run Park for an afternoon of instruction, drills and fun with Cooney and other instructors.
Cooney was Sanford School’s all-time leading scorer (’11) who went on to Syracuse and then a pro league before returning home to Wilmington this year to join BPG|SPORTS, which will operate many such programs for city youth out of the new 76ers Fieldhouse. Cooney will be the Director of Courts at the facility.
The NCAA basketball star said it means a lot to him to be back in Wilmington and to share his knowledge of the sport. And he says the new facility will be full of talented individuals looking to support Wilmington’s youth.
“I am looking forward to passing along all that I have learned through sports to the youth within the local communities. Basketball has done amazing things for me. I was able to accomplish way more than I ever thought possible thanks to the great support from the family and coaches. I want to give that same support back to the youth in this area.”
Cooney and the team at BPG|SPORTS hope the 76ers Fieldhouse will give kids a chance to grow across many sports. “This is a dream come true for every youth athlete. This is a place where you can get better on the field or court and also train in speed, agility and strength. I think we will start to see Delaware finally attract talent from outside the state for once.”