USA Basketball Announces Coaching Staff For 2015 Fantasy Camp
USA Basketball has announced its coaching staff for the third annual Fantasy Camp in 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. As previously announced, 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.
Coaches for this year’s fantasy camp will include Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015 inductee and Kentucky’s head coach John Calipari, Pittsburgh’s Jamie Dixon, Oklahoma’s Lon Kruger, Wake Forest’s Danny Manning, Purdue’s Matt Painter, Villanova’s Jay Wright and former Georgia Tech and College of Charleston coach Bobby Cremins. As some of the best in the game, these coaches have been involved with USA Basketball for a number of years in many capacities. Danny Manning played on the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team, while Bobby Cremins served as an assistant coach in 1996.
“Our USA Basketball Fantasy Camp participants have come to expect a high level of instruction and insight from our coaching staff and this year will be no different,” said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball chairman. “This camp is the ultimate insider experience for those who love the game of basketball and our exceptional coaching staff is prepared to provide three full days of on-court action at UNLV.”
Since the USA Basketball Fantasy Camp’s inception, campers have joined the USA Basketball National Team members as guests at the illustrious Wynn Las Vegas. Beyond their luxurious accommodations, participants will receive 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.
About USA Basketball
Based in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for men's and women's basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the United States by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection; training and fielding of USA teams that compete in FIBA sponsored international basketball competitions, as well as for some national competitions, and for the development of youth basketball initiatives that address player development, coach education and safety.
About Wynn Las Vegas
Wynn Las Vegas, a luxury hotel and destination casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip features 2,716 luxurious guest rooms and suites, an approximately 111,000 square foot casino, 15 restaurants, a nightclub, spa and salon, an on-site 18-hole golf course, approximately 223,000 square feet of meeting space, an on-site Ferrari and Maserati dealership, and approximately 74,000 square feet of retail space.
Encore, an expansion of Wynn Las Vegas, opened on December 22, 2008. Encore is located immediately adjacent to Wynn Las Vegas and features a 2,034 all-suite hotel, approximately 72,000 square foot casino, 6 restaurants, 2 night clubs, a spa and salon, approximately 60,000 square feet of meeting space and approximately 27,000 square feet of upscale retail outlets.
About Position Sports and Pro Camps
Position Sports – Position Sports is a national sports marketing firm based in Phoenix, Arizona that specializes in corporate branding, media relations, marketing, consulting and event operations. Over the years, Position Sports has worked with many of the world’s leading brands including NIKE, Jordan Brand, Red Bull, the Basketball Hall of Fame and USA Basketball.
ProCamps – Since 1998, ProCamps has developed, marketed, and operated sports camps and related events for professional athletes in the National Basketball Association, National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Professional Golfer's Association, and Women's Professional Soccer.