Basketball Kemp donates shoes to Minutemen

Posted on Nov. 14, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Nov. 14, 2013 at 5:40 p.m.

Truth Staff

DUNLAP — The Concord High School boys basketball team was presented 17 pairs of shoes, donated by Shawn Kemp and manufacturer Reebok, during a surprise ceremony at the start of its practice Thursday, Nov. 14.

The shoes are the re-released Kamikaze model that Kemp wore while playing in the NBA, in a slightly different color, according to Jamie Hershberger, a 2000 Concord grad who lives in Seattle and helped coordinate the donation.

Kemp, a 1988 Concord grad who went on play 14 years in the NBA and now operates a restaurant in Seattle, is slated to return to McCuen Gym Jan. 10, when the Minutemen host Goshen, as part of a reunion involving players from the 1988 and 1990 state runner-up teams.

Kemp is the leading scorer in Elkhart County history — he was ninth in state history at the time of his graduation — and is the only four-time Elkhart Truth All-Area first-team selection ever.

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