Brandon Roy visits Delridge Center

With the snip of a pair of scissors, the purple ribbon dropped and the Brandon Roy basketball court was reborn recently.

The refurbished outdoor court south of the Delridge Community Center was once the healthy hangout for the Portland Trailblazer who fans call "Broy." The court was renamed in his honor.

"It's incredible to be back with my family," said Roy, a 6 foot 6 inch guard, following the ceremony. He was toting his 18-month-old son, Brandon Jr.

"I've had so many memories from this court when I worked on my game," he said. "It feels great to be back at age 24 and to represent my community well."

"I hope this is the start for many things to come," said Dennis Cook, who shared the scissors with Roy and was key in updating the court. Cook is the citywide athletics manager for Parks and Recreation.

"Nothing but positivity here," he added. "This is great."

For more information about Brandon Roy and his charity foundation go to: http://www.broy7.com/"www.broy7.com.

Steve Shay can be reached at steves@robinsonnews.com.

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