Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Stars to Appear at Thomas Events.(Final)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

Iverson, Payton Set For Hoops Camp

With his star rising, Kenny Thomas' annual charity events should shine more than ever. Big-time NBA names like Allen Iverson, Gary Payton and Sam Cassell are among those who've committed to hit the Duke City for Thomas' annual undertakings this summer.

Thomas, the former University of New Mexico basketball sensation and current NBA standout, returns to Albuquerque today in preparation for his upcoming youth basketball camp and golf tournament. The fourth annual events promise to be the biggest to date.

"I'm excited," Thomas said Wednesday in a telephone interview. "It always means a lot to me to have the camp and the tournament, and this year will be great with some of the guys we're bringing in. …

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