Lots of people have asked, "How did your son get to attend a camp at one of the top colleges in the land?" That's the subject we'll tackle today.
Fortunately for me I have friends that know and love that my kid has this desire to play D1 basketball. I received a Facebook inbox message from a friend that attended Michigan State informing me that another friend's son attended a basketball camp there the previous year. Knowing that MSU is one of Kyle's top selection of schools I immediately contacted my other friend to get the low low. The process was very simple, wait for the information to be posted on the website and register. That's it, simple huh?
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So far we haven't gotten any recruiting information from MSU but he had a solid camp performance. He earned the Hardest Working camper award presented to him by Coach Izzo and Travis Trice. His travel club coach has also mentioned that he sees some improvement from the camp on his jump shot. More than anything I think his confidence soared. Mentality is 90% of this game, without it you are going to struggle.
There are tons of camps out there for your player but you have got to do the research. Find out what is going to work for you economically and most importantly for your players development. If they aren't ready for some of the larger camps look for camps hosted by NBA players, former and retired. They tend to be some of the smaller ones due to popularity and costs aren't necessarily as high as you think. Unless you are KD....his camp was like $5,000??? Sorry I pay enough for his shoes. You can also talk with your players coach and find out about invitational camps. Camps aren't required but they are essential in my personal opinion to let players experience something they wouldn't get by playing in tournaments with travel and school teams. Do you need to send your player to 5 camps a year...no! One it's expensive and two I think they will get worn out. Pick 1 maybe 2, trust me they will get what they need.
Boogie has told me that he wants to return to the MSU camp next year and I plan on letting him go
Good luck finding a camp for your baller. It can be difficult with the amount of selections but just pace yourself, do the research and don't overspend! Remember we still need those Single Mama Dollas for new kicks!
The Curvy Momager