One of the themes of the offseason for the Hornets has been giving back to the community, and newly acquired guard Ramon Sessions has continued that trend.
It was announced on Tuesday that Sessions has donated $1 million to his alma mater, the University of Nevada, which the school will use to build the Ramon Sessions Basketball Performance Center. The center will feature two courts, eight baskets and will house "service all student-athletes at Nevada, as the Wolf Pack’s strength and conditioning program will move to a much larger footprint within the building." Locker rooms will also be developed within the facility.
"We thank Ramon Sessions for this truly transformative gift," said University of Nevada president Marc Johnson. "Never before in the history of the University has a former student-athlete made such a significant—and program-changing commitment. His donation will allow Wolf Pack athletics to better serve all of our student-athletes for generations to come. Since leaving campus in 2007 to pursue his dreams, Ramon has represented the University and the northern Nevada community with great dignity and class. We are so proud of Ramon, and grateful for his generosity and the generosity of the other key donors in our community that have made the Ramon Sessions Basketball Performance Center a reality."
The $1 million donation is the largest in school history. Construction on the building is scheduled to be completed by next August. Sessions spent three years at the University of Nevada's basketball team, averaging 8.8 points, 4.9 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game from 2004 to 2007.