Socastee, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach High School alum Akeem Hemingway is giving back to his hometown with the game he loves. Hemingway hosted a basketball camp this weekend at Socastee High School. About 50 kids, ages 3 through 16 participated.
Hemingway, who has spent time in the NBA's Developmental League and most recently played professionally in Mexico, says there's a lot he can teach kids about the game of basketball.
"I feel like I've learned a lot," said Hemingway. "Why not give that information I've learned to the younger kids."
Hemingway's most recent season was spent playing professionally for a team in Tijuana, Mexico. He lived in San Diego during the season and crossed the border every day to go to practice and games. On one occasion, that process got interesting.
"One time I was stopped by the Mexican police and I was scared," said Hemingway. "I thought I was going to jail in Mexico. They saw the numerous times I was crossing the border. Luckily I was with my coach. He notified them I was one of his players."
Hemingway says he's working hard this off-season to try and make it back into the NBA's Developmental League.