Tennessee Tech's Gayden to appear at 'Betsy camp

from staff reports

   Leigh Gayden, point guard for the Ohio Valley champion Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, will be making an appearance at the Cyclone Instructional Camp this year.
   Gayden is scheduled to appear on Tuesday, June 4 at Elizabethton's annual basketball camp for elementary and junior high age boys.
   Growing up in the talent-rich state of Georgia can be tough for a 5-10 guard, but Gayden made the most of his opportunities and was selected first team all-state in his senior season.
   Listed among the top 10 players in Georgia during his senior season, Gayden was very highly recruited. His high school honors include All-Metro and All-Region in both his junior and senior seasons.
   He was selected to play in the Tennessee-Georgia high school all-star game and helped his AAU team capture the Nike Super Showcase Championship held in Orlando, Fla.
   Gayden averaged 23 points per game and holds the school scoring record with 1,044 points in two seasons. He was also chosen to play in the World Cadet Tournament near Paris, France.
   Since becoming a Golden Eagle, Gayden has helped lead Tennessee Tech to back-to-back OVC championships. Growing up in Metro Atlanta and playing for a NCAA Division I school, Gayden and his experience will give campers at Elizabethton a great opportunity for learning.
   Cyclone coach Tony Hardin is very excited about Gayden's appearance, stating that "Leigh is a great example of what hard work and dedication can accomplish."
   Hardin also said he hopes that a large number of young men interested in basketball will come to camp and get the opportunity to meet Leigh.
   The camp will be held from June 3-6 at a cost of $55, with all proceeds going to the player's team camp fund at Elizabethton.