2015 USA Basketball Fantasy Camp Set For August 12-14 In Las Vegas
USA Basketball has announced its third annual Fantasy Camp will return to Las Vegas this summer from August 12-14. This ultra-exclusive camp allows basketball enthusiasts the opportunity to train like a member of the USA National Team. 1992 Dream Team assistant coach PJ Carlesimo (ESPN) will once again be the camp director, with Jay Bilas (ESPN) and Bill Raftery (CBS Sports) serving as commissioners.
Participants will have three full days of intense on-court action at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center and receive hands-on instruction and coaching from some of the best in the game. Coaches from the previous fantasy camps have included Kentucky’s John Calipari, Florida’s Billy Donovan, Villanova’s Jay Wright, Arizona’s Sean Miller, Georgetown’s John Thompson III, Gonzaga’s Mark Few, Washington’s Lorenzo Romar, Miami’s Jim Larranaga, Grand Canyon’s Dan Majerle and UNLV’s Dave Rice. While the 2015 coaching roster is still to be confirmed, participants can look forward to another year of big names and big talent.
“This camp is the ultimate insider experience for those who love the game of basketball,” said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball chairman. “There is no greater honor than to represent your country and those who participate in this camp will walk away with a greater understanding for how our athletes prepare for such a tremendous challenge.”
Since the USA Basketball Fantasy Camp’s inception, campers have joined the USA Basketball National Team members as guests at the illustrious Wynn Hotel. Beyond their luxurious accommodations, participants have received many unique experiences and perks including coaching and instruction from the top names in basketball, access to USA National Team practices during its 2015 training camp, special social events at Tryst Nightclub, an exclusive USA Basketball Nike apparel and footwear package and the opportunity to attend the 2015 USA Basketball Showcase on August 13 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Fantasy Camp registrants must be at least 35 years or older to participate. Rooms, meals and ground transportation will be provided as part of the event.
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