Jam Sessions: MB cousins make national hoops news

A pair of basketball-playing Sessions from Myrtle Beach are receiving national media attention this week.

While former Myrtle Beach High boys basketball star Ramon Sessions’ first season with the Los Angeles Lakers came to a close Monday, cousin Khadijah Sessions is making headlines for her final season as a Lady Seahawk.

Khadijah Sessions will be named a Parade All-American in Sunday’s edition of the magazine. The South Carolina-bound winner of the Class AAA Player of the Year award won two state titles at Myrtle Beach and scored 3,020 career points.

On the West Coast, the media also is making a fuss about Ramon Sessions, who was widely criticized for his defensive play against Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrooks. The Thunder eliminated the Lakers from the second round of the NBA playoffs on Monday.

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Sessions met with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday for an exit interview and the two discussed whether the fifth-year pro would accept the Lakers’ offer of $4.55 million next season or seek a longer-term contract with another team.

Ramon has until June 20 to tell the Lakers his decision. According to the report, Sessions believes the Lakers want him back and called his time with the team ” a dream come true.” He plans to weigh his options before committing either way.

“It was clear leaving the meeting they wanted me back. It was 100% clear,” Sessions told the L.A. Times. “Hopefully everything works out … we’ll just see what happens.”

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