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Former Michigan standout Derrick Walton Jr. grew up going to basketball camps.

Now, he'll be hosting his first one later this summer.

The "Derrick Walton Basketball Skills Camp" will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Aug. 6-8 at St. Clair Shores Lake Shore High. The camp is open to boys and girls from third-eighth grade and will feature current and former NBA players as special guests.

Registration for the event is $85.

"I love to give back as much as possible and my main goal is to create the same positive, energetic, inclusive environment that I felt at the camps when I was a kid," Walton wrote on the event's website.

Following his four-year career at Michigan, Walton signed a two-way contract with the Miami Heat. He appeared in 16 games for the Heat last season, averaging 1.8 points and shooting 7-for-17 on 3-pointers.

Earlier this week, the Heat extended a qualifying offer to Walton for another two-way contract for next season. He'll be one of four former Wolverines participating in the NBA Summer League — which starts Monday — along with Duncan Robinson (Heat), Moritz Wagner (Los Angeles Lakers) and D.J. Wilson (Milwaukee Bucks). 

For more information and to register for Walton's camp, click here.

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