2006-11-16 / About Town

Girls' basketball clinic to be taught by former pro

Native Rhode Islander, Christina Batastini, a former Stanford University and professional basketball player, will be in Jamestown on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to run a free basketball clinic for all Jamestown girls in grades 4 through 8.

The Providence Journal named Christina one of the most influential sports figures in Rhode Island's last 100 years. She was also recently inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. In her four years from 1996 to 2000, the nationally ranked Stanford Cardinal won three Pacific-10 Championships and played in the 1997 NCAA Final Four in Cincinnati, Ohio. Following her collegiate career, Batastini played professionally overseas.

In her first year back in the United States, Batastini was an assistant coach for the Brown University women's basketball team and helped lead the team to the best start in Brown women's basketball history. She is the current head coach of Lincoln School's varsity basketball program and is the head instructor of the Batastini School of Basketball.

Clinic registration forms are at the Community Center, or contact Mary Heath at 423-3333 or heath.mary@verizon.net.

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