COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Basketball today announced an all-star coaching staff for its second annual USA Basketball Fantasy Camp. The three-day event offers basketball fans the experience of being a part of the National Team in Las Vegas from July 29-August 1. The elite coaching staff includes Arizona’s Sean Miller, Georgetown’s John Thompson III, Gonzaga’s Mark Few, Grand Canyon’s Dan Majerle, Kentucky’s John Calipari, Villanova’s Jay Wright, Washington’s Lorenzo Romar and camp director P.J. Carlesimo. ESPN analyst Jay Bilas and CBS Sports Analyst Bill Raftery will be the week’s host.
“This year’s Fantasy Camp staff encompasses some of the top basketball coaches in the game of basketball,” said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball chairman. “We’re excited to provide our participants with the once-in-a-lifetime USA Basketball experience with the support of these incredible coaches.”
The basketball sessions will take place at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center, the host practice site for USA Basketball, and participants will stay at the luxurious Wynn Las Vegas. As part of the fantasy camp, participants will also have access to watch sessions of the USA National Team training camp featuring many NBA stars, the opportunity to attend a special evening event at Tryst Nightclub, the experience of being a member of USA Basketball at UNLV’s facilities and the opportunity to attend the annual USA Basketball Showcase Game at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center.
Off the court, Fantasy guests will be able to attend networking and social functions each evening with USA Basketball players and special guests. The culmination of the three days will be honoring the camp’s gold medal team at an on-court ceremony during the USA Basketball Showcase and in front of thousands of fans.
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. Participants will also receive an exclusive USA Basketball Nike apparel and footwear package.
About USA Basketball
Based in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball, chaired by Colangelo, 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 U.S. 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 competitions, as well as for some national competitions, and for the development of youth basketball initiatives that address player development, coach education and safety. For further information about USA Basketball, go to the official Website of USA Basketball at www.usab.com.
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.