Last weekend, the Maroons got a chance to host a second pair of one-day prospective camps. The camps, which sold out early, featured head coach Mike McGrath, the staff, and team showing high schoolers what the experience of playing basketball at the University of Chicago looks like, while also teaching skills and fundamentals to help campers improve.
Campers and their families had a chance to learn about the men’s basketball program, as well as the university itself.
“We were so glad to be able to host a second round of camp this offseason,” said coach McGrath. “From a basketball perspective, the kids got to go through drills and compete in games, which hopefully gave them an idea of what to expect from college ball. The coaching staff and our team were always available to spread knowledge on the program, and answer questions about attending the University of Chicago. The campers also walked away with fundamental information about the school and campus, via information sessions and campus tours.”
“We treat these camps differently than a lot of places – the focus is not on recruiting, but having fun playing the game with and against great guys from around the country. The focus is on becoming a better player and developing connections with other players. This is an emphasis of our program and one that we enjoy sharing with the camper.”
A huge thank you to all the campers and their families that came out. Please check out the photo gallery above, for an inside look at what went on this weekend. Maroon pride!