GREAT FALLS – After three seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Josh Huestis entered free agency for the first time in his career at the beginning of the month. As of Monday, Huestis is still searching for a new NBA home, but he’s got something else to keep him busy this week.
The former Great Falls CMR star is back at his alma mater hosting his second annual youth skills camp, a sold-out event with more than 160 campers spread across three venues. While Huestis’ uncertain future is never far from his mind while NBA teams fill rosters for next season, there’s nothing like a trip to his hometown to keep things in perspective.
“It’s easy to get caught up in the free-agency thing,” Huestis admitted. “So doing this just reminds me of the importance and the impact that I can have on people still even though I’m unemployed. It’s a nice distraction, I have a lot of fun with it.”
Huestis let MontanaSports.com tag along for some of the fun during the camp. Click the video to check out Huestis mic’d up on the first day of his camp.
Josh met fans for photos and autographs at Scheel’s in Great Falls Monday night. On Tuesday night, Huestis will be the featured speaker at the annual fundraising benefit at the Center for Mental Health. He’s also working on a fundraiser of his own for LifeLine for Pets. Huestis is raffling off a pair of signed shoes and a jersey, plus a basketball signed by the entire Oklahoma City Thunder roster. Tickets are $5 for one, and $20 for five and will be available on the final day of his camp on Thursday.