Maroons Prospect Camp: A Taste Of Collegiate Basketball

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Earlier this month, the Maroons held a pair of one-day prospect camps. There, high school students got to experience a taste of what collegiate basketball at the University of Chicago both looks and feels like; it was also a great chance for the campers and their families to learn about the university itself. The camps were hosted by head coach Mike McGrath and assistant coaches Jason Petti, Bryan Joel, Jonathan Chimino, Colin Chisholm and Rasheed Rosenje, as well as members of the team itself.

“Camp this year was a great success,” said coach McGrath. “The kids seemed to have a lot of fun, and most importantly, the coaching staff had the opportunity to both pass down some veteran knowledge on the game, plus answer any questions they may have had about attending school here. We were able to provide a look into college hoops, while showcasing what UChicago has to offer too.”

One camper, showed some love on the team’s official Twitter page.

Attendees ran practice drills, played full games, took campus tours and partook in information sessions hosted by the admissions office about things like the application process.

“Opportunities like these are a good way for us to extend information to others about first our men’s basketball program, but also the broader university environment. I think this is extremely valuable for the kids, and the best part is that they get to learn something while having fun.”

The Maroons will be holding a second camp in September, similar to this one. Here is what to expect:

And for more information closer to the date, check out UChicago’s athletic site: http://athletics.uchicago.edu/sports/mbkb/index

A big thank you to everyone who came out to camp this summer. Maroon pride!

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