Count John Lucas among the many people offering advice to Tennessee’s Cierra Burdick as she tried to shake off an extended shooting slump this season and revive her outlook on basketball.
Lucas is a former NBA player and coach based in Houston. He conducts camps and clinics and has developed drug treatment programs tailored for athletes.
“A family friend played tennis and basketball with him in high school,” Burdick said. “I got connected with him this summer and went down to Houston to work out with him. He’s just a great guy. I think he helped me a lot on the court but even more so off the court.”