Marcus Smart had no time for mercy at his youth basketball camp


The website for Marcus Smart's YGC (YounGameChanger) Hoops Academy brands the camp as "a different brand of youth camp."

That may be an understatement.

The Boston Celtics guard hosted day three of his annual camp Tuesday in Waltham, Mass., and challenged some young campers to play him in one-on-one. But as you'd expect from the NBA's Hustle Award winner, he didn't exactly go easy on them.

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

Exhibit C came in tweet form, as Smart followed his takedown of "Austin" with an equally ruthless Twitter burn.

If you're a 10-year-old considering signing up for Smart's camp, be prepared for battle.

Of course, Smart's passion at these camps is all part of the plan, as the 25-year-old says he wants to pay it forward and play a direct role in getting the next generation excited about baskeball.

"When I (was young and) saw somebody's name on a camp, and they didn't show up, it was devastating," Smart told Celtics reporter Scott Souza for "I wanted to try to change that with my platform as an athlete. I wanted to actually be here for these kids. They see me day in and day out and it's really interactive."

The C's are hoping Smart brings that same energy entering his sixth season as the longest-tenured Celtic. We don't think they have to worry.


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