DUNK CITY, Fla. – Spots are still available for the Joe Dooley Individual Basketball Camp, beginning with the first session June 30-July 2. The second individual camp session will be held Aug. 4-7. The individual camps are scheduled to take place exclusively inside Alico Arena, located just steps from FGCU’s on-campus beach.
When: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. each day
Who: Boys in grades 3-12
Cost: $150 – make checks payable to the “Joe Dooley Basketball Camp”
Goal: To teach players various ways to score and how to implement them into games. Campers will learn individual skill programs which NBA players follow to improve their skill levels.
There is also a team camp, which takes place June 27-28.
When: All Day (teams are guaranteed at least five games during the weekend)
Who: High school teams divided into three groups: large varsity, small varsity and junior varsity
Cost: $400 per team (before June 1); $500 per team (after June 1) – make checks payable to the “Joe Dooley Basketball Camp”
Goal: To help prepare high school teams for their upcoming seasons by playing together against quality competition. All games will have two 20-minute halves, with the clock stopping during the last two minutes of the game and the last minute of first half. Each game will be officiated by certified referees.
All campers will also receive a commemorative T-shirt. More information, including camp applications, can be found accompanying this release. Additional questions may be directed to Tyler Schwab via email at email@example.com or phone at 850-596-3316.
Dooley came to FGCU last spring following 10 seasons as the top assistant coach at Kansas where he won the 2008 national championship and nine Big 12 titles. There are currently 14 players on NBA rosters who played for Dooley during his time at Kansas. Dooley’s first stint as a head coach was at East Carolina, and he has also been a successful assistant at South Carolina, New Mexico and Wyoming.
FGCU finished the 2013-14 season with a 22-13 record following the program’s first-ever Atlantic Sun Conference regular-season championship courtesy of a 14-4 league mark. The Eagles participated in the NIT for the first time in program history as FGCU’s 22 wins marked the second-straight 20-win season and were the second-most in the Division-I era (since 2007-08). Over the past two seasons, FGCU has won 30 home games and has claimed an impressive 48 wins overall, including 27 in A-Sun action.
The Eagles will return nine letterwinners in 2014-15, while four transfers will also be eligible in Dooley’s second season at the helm. True freshman and 6-7 forward Logan Hovey (Orlando, Fla./Paul J. Hagerty HS) sat out the 2013-14 season following surgery to repair a stress fracture and he will have four years of eligibility beginning next year as a redshirt freshman. In addition, Dooley and his staff will have two incoming freshmen – guards Zach Johnson (Miami, Fla./Norland HS) and Christian Terrell (Jacksonville, Fla./Providence HS) – and welcome 6-11 sophomore center Eric Moeller (St. Louis, Mo./Central Florida (JUCO)/Missouri/DeSmet HS) and 6-9 UNLV redshirt sophomore transfer Demetris Morant (Miamia, Fla./UNLV/Bishop Gorman HS) to bolster what will be one of FGCU’s deepest teams in program history.
2014-15 men’s basketball season tickets are already selling quickly. Fans can renew and reserve their seat(s) by visiting the Alico Arena Ticket Office, calling 239-590-7145 or logging on to FGCUAthletics.com/Tickets.
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