Basketball 101 Development School, UPEI offer camp
George Morrison is joining forces with UPEI basketball to offer summer camps this year.
Morrison, who has operated Basketball 101 Development School for 15 years and summer camps for more than 30 years, said the idea came from a conversation he had with UPEI director of athletics and recreation Chris Huggan.
It means the two groups will not be competing for the same athletes.
This year’s Basketball 101 Development School, which includes three one-week camps for various age groups held at UPEI, will see profits going to assist the Panthers basketball programs.
Morrison’s son Scott, who coached with the Maine Red Claws in the NBA Development League this season, will be a guest coach at the camp.
“I coached at UPEI and Scott played there,” said George, who is the program director. “This year we decided we wouldn’t run our own program.”
The staff includes Panthers coaches Tim Kendrick and Greg Gould, as well as Dale Farish, who has more than 25 years coaching high school and university teams.
Joe Mantegna, who is the head coach of Blair Prep College in New Jersey, as well as former Panthers players, will be guest coaches during the camp.
“The emphasis is on fundamentals,” Morrison said.
He said last year’s camp included players from O’Leary to Montague and some off-Island participants.
The camp costs $200, but family and multi-week rates are available.
Register by contacting Panther Academy at 902-566-0368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.