June 26, 2014
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Since arriving in Mount Pleasant two years ago, head coach Keno Davis and his staff have worked diligently to develop the Central Michigan basketball program and establish a solid foundation of success. At the same time, Davis and his assistants have also made inroads in another key area - camps.
Camps are the lifeblood of any college basketball program. They not only provide the staff with an exclusive, up-close look at high school talent but they work to foster goodwill or reinforce relationships with the state's high school coaches.
When the CMU staff holds its annual team camp this weekend, over 500 of the state's top players will descend upon McGuirk Arena and the Rose Center for team building time, high-level competition and expert instruction. Not only will campers have the opportunity to improve and grow as they build toward the 2014-15 season, the camp also includes special lectures and demonstration by Coach Davis and his staff and offers at least five officiated games with a tournament scheduled on the final day of camp.
The attendance number for the 2014 team camp has doubled from previous years, which will ideally prove beneficial as the CMU program continues to build.
"The growth of our summer camp program is representative of our basketball program as a whole," said Davis. "My staff has worked tirelessly over the past two years in all areas of our program and we are all excited to start to see the benefits of that hard work."
In total, Central Michigan will host approximately 1,000 youngsters during its four camps throughout the summer months.
CMU Team Camp is scheduled from 1-10 p.m. on Saturday (6/28) and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday (6/29) and is open to the public.
Central Michigan men's basketball is on Twitter. Follow head coach Keno Davis (@CoachKenoDavis) and the program's official Twitter account (@CMUMensBball) to get insider news and information and team updates. The Chippewas are also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CMUMensBBall.