June 8, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Former Florida State and Los Angeles Lakers standout Irv Thomas will appear as a guest speaker Monday (June 11) at the Steve Robinson basketball camp for boys in Tully Gymnasium on the FSU campus. Thomas, who donates his time generously to the Seminole basketball program, will address the campers at 2 p.m.
Thomas, who played with Kareem Adbul-Jabbar in the 1991 NBA Championship series as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, was the first McDonald’s All-American to play with the Seminoles. He played at Florida State in 1989 and 1990 and led Florida State the third round of the NCAA Tournament in 1989. Thomas was a McDonald’s All-American in 1985 at Carol City High School in Miami.
Thomas averaged a career-high 16.7 points a game during the 1990 season with the Seminoles. He was a defensive standout who recorded 49 blocked shots and 62 steals in only two seasons.
The fourth annual Steve Robinson basketball camp begins Monday with the first of its five sessions. The five camps are for boys aged 5-18 and feature instruction by the Seminole coaching staff with emphasis on developing the fundamentals of basketball: shooting, dribbling, screening, passing and defense. In addition to high-quality instruction and a high-level of play, each camp features well-known speakers and free time-which includes swimming pool activities.
Further information is available by calling camp director Red Johnston at (850) 644-1408. Additional news and a registration application can be found on the camps segment of the official website of Florida State athletics: www.seminoles.com.