UT Tyler MBB team hosts ‘shirt day’ at youth camp
UT Tyler’s men’s basketball program hosted a three-day basketball camp with themed days, including “Jersey day,” where kids portrayed their favorite players.
TYLER, Texas – East Texas had its hottest week of summer, and with it being summer camp season, many parents chose the inland route at UT Tyler men’s basketball camp.
Men’s basketball head coach Louis Wilson held a clinic with fun games and fundamental drills with his staff and some of his players, including incoming rookie Kendall Alexander.
“Coach Wilson is doing a really good job of turning these kids into good players,” Alexander said. “He knows how to cheer them on and get into basketball, we know we’re doing.”
The drills included dribble knockouts, around the world and scrums, but camper Isaac Alvarez said his favorite part was the camaraderie.
“When you play with your team and all your friends, all your friends on your team respect you,” Alvarez said. “And you work together to win the games.”
The four-day camp had a theme for each day and Thursday was “Jersey Day”.
There were jerseys as classic as John Stockton to Jason Kidd, even newer jerseys like Stephen Curry and LeBron James’ “Space Jam” jersey.
Friday is championship day where the kids will be looking to receive the UT Tyler “We” jersey, something camper Cooper Starns received last year.
“Last year I got that because I was here and that means like the most valuable player,” Starnes said. “I got it and I was impressed because I didn’t think I had it.”
Besides camp, the men’s program also teaches a Patriot basketball development program from grades 3-8 on Sundays and Mondays.
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