Diebler visits basketball camp at Bowsher

Jon Diebler sprained ankle

Bowsher assitant boys basketball coach Keith Diebler wrapped up his camp today and he brought a special guest along with him.

Former Ohio State Buckeye, and the coach's son, Jon Diebler spoke to the campers, answered questions and signed autographs. He helped teach the kids the fundamentals that his father taught him.

"Camp's been great...just coming in, working with the kids, working on fundamentals...the shooting, the dribbling, things like that...It's fun to interact with them, watch them work hard and compete" said Diebler.

Jon wasn't completely mobile, he was wearing a boot after twisting his ankle playing a pick up game.

"It's not a big deal...everyone gets a sprain so, I'll be fine in a week or two."

He may have to take some time off but soon the Upper Sandusky alum will be competing at the highest level. Last month he was taken 51st overall in the NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.

"It was an awesome time...It got a little late but just being able to hear my name called has been a blessing and just to be able to share that with my family was awesome."

Of course because of the NBA lockout, Diebler's debut with Portland may come a little later than expected.

"Right now we haven't been able to talk to Portland. My wife and I went out there [to Portland] right after the Draft to talk to them. I think it's unfortunate that it happened right now but it's something that has to be done."

Keith Diebler has hosted numerous camps throughout the state but this was the first time with Bowsher. He plans on having more in the future. The camp was open to kids grades fifth through eighth with both boys and girls participating.