July 1, 2011
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University men's basketball's Cougar Team Camp, which features 58 teams from all over the Northwest including Alaska and Canada, wrapped up today on the Pullman campus.
"Team Camp is an important part of the summer for our staff and we are thrilled with this year's turnout of nearly 60 teams," WSU Head Coach Ken Bone said. "Camp is a unique environment which brings schools from all over the Northwest together and allows for matchups between teams that have previously never played against one another. The level of competition at camp this year has been high and it's fun to see teams really competing throughout the week. It's also a great opportunity for us to showcase our program and promote basketball in the state of Washington."
The camp, which included over 550 basketball players and 60 coaches, was designed for high school teams, freshmen through varsity. The teams were separated into four different levels, large school varsity, small school varsity, junior varsity and freshmen teams. Within those levels the teams competed against each other in full-court games, complete with officials, throughout the week.
Team Camp, which began Tuesday, is traditionally designed to help teams prepare for the upcoming season, while giving them the opportunity to play against high-level competition. This summer marks the second year of the Team Camp for Bone and his WSU staff.