Mike Conley surprises middle school students with shoes, tips - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mike Conley surprises middle school students with shoes, tips

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Students at Bellevue Middle School were treated to a big surprise Tuesday.

Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley surprised the school’s boys and girls basketball team with free shoes.

Conley also spent time with the students to show them some basketball drills to help improve their game.

Conley said the visit was not just about basketball.

“I want them to focus on being successful in life,” Conley said. “Not only just the game of basketball or any sport, because it is such a small percentage that makes it to the NBA.”

The girl’s team recently won the Shelby County Schools Championship while the boys won their second straight state championship.

School officials said both teams also maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.4 and higher this season.

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