Giving back through the game: Knoxville native develops young talent

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — On a hot summer evening at Harriet Tubman Park, you can find orange cones filling the third court. And the sound of the ball hitting the ground followed by a “swoosh” as the basketball sinks through the hoop, accompanied by shouts of encouragement as a “JMike” training session takes place.

Knoxville native Jamichael Blair’s first love is basketball. After a knee injury cut his career short, he found a way to stay around the game; working as a skills and development coach.

“To be close to the game and stay connected to the game, why not give back to the youth?” said Blair.

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