BANGOR – When a literal larger than life figure comes to Bangor, Maine you know right away who it is.
“I personally do not watch the NBA very much and I even recognized him like I knew who he was and stuff,” Bangor boys basketball guard/forward Henry Westrich said.
It’s the second straight year former Boston Celtic, Brian “White Mamba” Scalabrine, is a special guest at Results Basketball’s clinic, a great opportunity for local kids to hone their skills.
“If I find a guy I like I’m going to push him and challenge him make him uncomfortable and see how he handles a certain read putting two guys on him can he break a press by himself,” Scalabrine said.
Before he was the “White Mamba,” Scalabrine was cut from his team in eighth grade and played sparingly early in high school. He understands what it’s like to struggle and knows what it’s takes to reach the pinnacle, the journey to the top starts at clinics like this.
“The professionals, the hall of famers I’ve been around they take each moment like really when they say I’m living in the moment it’s so true for them. That’s kind of the message I tell these kids,” Scalabrine said.
“To see somebody of that caliber come to Bangor, Maine it really just kind of gives you that extra hope that you can really do something with basketball,” Westrich added.
Scalabrine will be hosting two more camp sessions tomorrow at Husson University.