Registration now available for USA Basketball Fantasy Camp hosted at UNLV and Wynn Las Vegas
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Some of the biggest names in coaching will join together for the second annual USA Basketball Fantasy Camp from July 30-August 1 in Las Vegas to give basketball enthusiasts the experience of being a member of the USA National Team.
Participants will have three full days of intense on-court action at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center and receive hands-on instruction and coaching from the likes of Kentucky’s John Calipari, Gonzaga’s Mark Few, Grand Canyon’s Dan Majerle, Arizona’s Sean Miller, Washington’s Lorenzo Romar, Georgetown’s John Thompson III and Villanova’s Jay Wright. Jay Bilas (ESPN) and Bill Raftery (CBS Sports) will serve as commissioners, while former Dream Team assistant and ESPN analyst P.J. Carlesimo serves as the host.
“This is the opportunity for those with a strong passion for basketball to know what it feels like to represent your country and form a relationship with others who also love the game,” said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball chairman. “These participants will have an inside view of our National Team participants as they prepare for the FIBA World Cup, while at the same time receiving coaching from many of the greatest minds in college basketball.”
In the inaugural year, campers joined the USA Basketball National Team members as guests at the famous Wynn Hotel. They received coaching and instruction from many of the top names in basketball, access to the National Team practices, a special social event at Tryst Nightclub, an exclusive USA Basketball Nike apparel and footwear product package and had the opportunity to attend the USA Basketball Showcase 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.
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, 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