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Alabama Wheelchair Basketball Camp, Athlete Spotlight- Wyatt Johnson

Jul 6, 2016 5:43:20 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri


Wyatt Johnson is one of the 4 wheelchair basketball athletes, who was recently selected to receive an ABC Medical scholarship  to attend the Alabama Wheelchair Basketball Camp in Tuscaloosa, AL  this weekend, July 7-10, 2016.  Over 40 junior wheelchair athletes, between the ages 12-19 are expected to attend the 3-day long summer camp in Tuscaloosa at the University of Alabama's Recreation Center this weekend. Camp coaches include Ford Burttram, Alabama Men's Head Coach, Margaret Stran, Associate Director and former Team USA athlete, Adam Lancia, Alabama Women's Head Coach and current member of Team Canada, and Adam Kramer,  Alabama Women's Assistant Coach.

In his application essay, Wyatt Johnson expressed his "love" for wheelchair basketball. "Hopefully one day, I'll be great at it-  What better place to learn to be great in wheelchair basketball, other than Alabama!" Wyatt has been playing wheelchair basketball since he was 7 years old.  He started at Lakeshore Foundation, in Birmingham and played with their prep team, the Sharks. Now, he plays with the varsity, the Lakers

During the summer camp,  Wyatt wants to focus on increasing his shooting percentage and his speed. His dream is to become a Parlaympian one day. "I want to learn from the best and become better than the best, with the help of the Alabama coaches at this camp."  Wyatt wrote in his application essay.

"I believe the University of Alabama has the best camp to show me more than what I have learned at Lakeshore!"

Best of luck to Wyatt this weekend and in his future wheelchair basketball career! 

Learn more about the Alabama Wheelchair Basketball Camp here.

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