Aug. 7, 2001
TORONTO, Ontario –
Florida State University head men’s basketball coach Steve Robinson led his team to the championship of the Vince Carter Fantasy Flight School which ended Sunday. It marked the second consecutive year that Robinson has led his team to the championship.
The camp was held at the Air Canada Center – the home of the Toronto Raptors and was three days of basketball clinics, instruction, practices and league games on the Raptors’ home court.
The camp began with an NBA style draft as all of the coaches gathered in the Raptors’ War Room and selected their teams. League competition began Saturday with four games during the morning and afternoon. The four teams advanced through league play and all were selected to play in the final four. The final four and championship games were held Saturday night.
The Vince Carter All-Star game was among the highlights of the three-day event. The game was a fundraiser that benefited Toronto area kids. It featured NBA All-Stars Alonzo Mourning, Chris Webber and Elton Brand and was a complete sellout. It raised more then $35,000 for Carter’s Embassy of Hope Foundation.
Throughout the camp, Carter and the league coaches instructed different facets of the game – from free throw shooting to ball handling to rebounding. In addition, individual instruction stations included free throw shooting, one-on-one games and three-point shooting competitions.
Robinson picked up his championship hardware on Sunday night at an awards banquet hosted by Vice Carter. The members of Robinson’s winning team from a year ago designed, created and proudly wore championship rings at this year’s event.
“Steve Robinson is unassuming, an educator, and a calming voice whose constant pleas and reminders that we box out sometimes went unheeded,” said Alon Marcovici who was a member of the championship team.