One of Decatur High's greatest basketball players is back in town.
Omar Collington is now working as an assistant coach on the boys team at DHS, which plays its first home game Friday.
Collington played four years at Decatur High and led the team to the 2002 state AA finals. He received a full scholarship and played at the University of North Carolina at Asheville from 2003-06. The 6-foot-1 guard next played professionally in Germany and Luxemburg.
Collington now lives in Decatur, is married and has one child. He recently scored 17 points in a Decatur High faculty-student basketball game, in which the oldsters romped over the kids.
Besides coaching, he's also playing for the Atlanta Aliens men’s professional basketball team in the American Basketball Association. They play home games at Forrest Fleming Arena in Doraville.
Collington started an athletic and mentoring organization called Over and Beyond Basketball LLC, which will hold a basketball mini-camp Saturday, Nov. 19, at Ebster Gym in Decatur. OABB sent out this press release about the event.
Over and Beyond Basketball LLC in collaboration with the Decatur Recreation Center are hosting a basketball mini-camp Nov. 19 from 1PM - 6PM at the Ebster Gym, Decatur, Ga. Children from the ages 8-18 are eligible to participate and limited to 40 participants. The cost of the camp is $65.
The mini-camp is the first of many for OABB. The mini-camp also serves as an introduction of OABB to the Decatur community. OABB is training and mentoring program for basketball student-athletes.
"The mini-camp is an opportunity for potential clients and parents to learn more about us and see our vision in action" says Omar Collington, Founder and CEO of OABB.
"Our program is intended to teach athletes to excel not only on the court, but also in the classroom. We also plan to help them become model citizens within their community."
Assisting OABB with the mini-camp will be members of the Atlanta Aliens (men's professional basketball team. Also attending the camp is Frank Swindle, 2012 candidate for the Dekalb Clerk of Superior Court.
To register for the camp, go to the OABB LLC website. Kids can also register at the event. For more information, call Orly Tyrell at 850-607-0198 or Collinton at 404-771-6471.