The Roger Raymond Basketball Camp started at 9:30 a.m., but most of the 27 participants were there 30 minutes early.
“I really like their enthusiasm, they mean business,” Raymond said as his camp came to a close today.
Possible starters on the court early, getting ahead for next season, were Stefan Langebeeke, Wes Lancaster, Will Bott and Jared Jackson. David Marlett was showing his strong potential to be a first team member.
Although it was a boys camp, potential girl starters shooting hoops with the boys included Sommer Adams, Casey Mendel and Adrienne Collins.
“While it is good for the experienced players, it might be even better for the boys and girls thinking about coming out next season,” Raymond said. “It gives them a step up in understanding what will be necessary to make the teams.”
The camp also drilled fundamentals and developing skills the participants might not have, or need improvement.
“In the off-season kids often go to the park, but usually work on what they are good at,” Raymond said. “Here they get to work on it all to become better players. They also are involved in good, sound scrimmages, rather than playing alley ball.”
Alan Pernas, camp assistant and JV coach, was enthusiastic about the play and his former team members who could step up. Tanner Fulcher and Zach Gober were having good camps.