Work­ing to­gether

Bas­ket­ball 101 De­vel­op­ment School, UPEI of­fer camp

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

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 pan­ther­a­

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