Two time WPDE Mister Hoop Zone Ramon Sessions has played in the NBA for six seasons and for six straight years he's returned home to Myrtle Beach High School to host a camp for area youngsters. 100 players were in attendance on the first day of camp on Monday, with ten more expected for the final two days. Sessions won WPDE's Mister Hoop Zone award in 2002 and 2003 and went on to a three year career at the University of Nevada. A second round pick by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2007, Sessions battled through the NBA's D-League to become an every day NBA player. Sessions bounced around in Milwaukee, Minnesota and Cleveland before a trade sent him to the Los Angeles Lakers last season. Following 35 games in the spotlight playing alongside Kobe Bryant, Sessions signed a two year deal with the Charlotte Bobcats.
On paper it may look like a demotion going from Lakers starting point guard to backup in Charlotte, but Sessions averaged 27 minutes a game coming off the bench and a career best 14.4 points per game with the Bobcats. Sessions season came to a close on March 6th when he suffered an MCL sprain against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Bobcats chose to shut him down for the rest of the year. Sessions told WPDE Sports that his knee feels good and he's back at 100 percent heading into the 2013-14 NBA season. He's entering the final season of a two year contract with Charlotte and will play for a new head coach in Steve Clifford. Sessions spoke with his new coach who consulted with current Lakers assistant Dan D'Antoni. D'Antoni was Ramon's AAU coach with Beach Ball Select.
Sessions is excited about the new staff in Charlotte with former NBA greats Patrick Ewing and Mark Price joining Clifford on the Bobcats bench. He said there's a new excitement when it comes to the Bobcats with the additions of Al Jefferson via free agency and top draft pick Cody Zeller of Indiana.