CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (CBS19 Sports) -- Former Wahoo and OKC Thunder guard Ty Jerome returned to Charlottesville to host his inaugural Ty Jerome Basketball Camp for kids ages 8-13.

About 75 boys and girls came to the Charlottesville High School gym for a day of skill development, competition and fun.

"I used to go to Five Star camps and they would bring all types of NBA players so meeting those guys and being able to share the court with those guys was awesome," said OKC Thunder guard Ty Jerome. It gave me some type of motivation and helped me love the game even more."

The National Champion hosted the camp along with Damin Altizer of DR1VEN and his team, as well as help from former Blue Ridge guard, and his brother, Kobe. The camp was originally scheduled for last summer, but postponed to this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It feels like we're getting back to some type of normal life again, kids are having fun, everyone's together. It just feels like unity in the community again so it's cool," said Jerome.

"I think honestly the biggest thing I want for them is to have fun, especially at the young age they're at right now," said Jerome. "If you just fall in love with the game, it will take you a long way."