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Roughly 720 Players Attend CWU Boys Basketball Camp

Team chemistry usually doesn’t happen overnight.

So for many high school basketball teams, summer is a perfect chance to get started.

Roughly 720 Washington state high school basketball players arrived on the campus of Central Washington University to participate in the CWU boys basketball camp.

The camp started Thursday afternoon and each team has been given the opportunity to play up to 12 games.

“We have done this camp for the past 23 years,” said CWU men’s basketball coach Greg Sparling, who oversees the camp with his assistant coaches Drew Harris and Jared Johnson. “The big thing that it does is bring potential students to campus. Not all of these kids are going to play collegiate sports, but if they are going to go to college they need to make a choice and what we try to do is put on a great show.”

A total of 76 teams from schools in Seattle, Spokane and anywhere in-between signed up to participate. Courts are set up in the SURC and inside Nicholson Pavilion.

“This is the most courts we have used,” Sparling said. “The planning starts right when the teams leave, but we are happy that a lot of teams have been returning forever.”

Read the entire article online at the Daily Record.