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The Wizards host open practice for middle school students

About 1,000 middle school students in DC Public Schools had the opportunity to see the Wizards practice and show what they can do before the season.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 12: Entrance area of the the brand- Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images

On Friday, the Washington Wizards hosted an open practice for about 1,000 students at DC Public Schools’ middle school students at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights.

Here are some of the highlights, which Bijan Todd of Monumental Sports Network posted on X, the social media network formerly known as Twitter.

Also, the Wizards posted a number of pictures from the event here.

The kids were even treated with a buzzer beater by Jordan Poole.

In addition to watching open practice, the students who attended also listened to a career panel which included Monumental Basketball President Michael Winger and Wizards General Manager Will Dawkins.

I always like seeing the kids be happy at an open practice and a break from class. And yes, I know, while this is “filler content” before the games actually start counting in a couple weeks, let’s relish in some of the smaller victories in life. This is one of them.