The idea? Create a set of camps designed for high school and college basketball players to work on their skills along with the best at their particular position. At the end? They all meet in Akron for a camp geared toward playing and seeing what they've learned. Here's the list of them:
Steve Nash Skills Academy in New Jersey for point guards only. They worked on skill development and at the end the high school point guards and college point guards scrimaged.
Kobe Bryant Skills Academy in Los Angeles for shooting guards only.
Vince Carter Skills Academy in Orlando for swing men only.
Amare Stoudemire in Phoenix for big men only.
LeBron James will head the final camp which brings all of the players together to focus more on the team aspect and play against one another. It will take place in Akron, Ohio.
Headlining Nash's camp is Scottie Reynolds (Villanova), DJ Augustin (Texas), Greg Paulus (Duke), Eric Maynor (VCU), Drew Neitzel (Michigan State), and Mario Chalmers (Kansas). Some in Kobe's camp are Chase Budinger (Arizona), Stephen Curry (Davidson), Chris Lofton (Tennessee), Wayne Ellington (UNC), Gerald Henderson (Duke), and Jerel McNeal (Marquette). Vince Carter's camp included Jon Sheyer (Duke), Geary Claxton (Penn State), Raymar Morgan (Michigan State), and Jeremiah Rivers (Geogetown). Amare's big man camp featured the likes of Michael Dunigan (Farragut), Al-Faroug Aminu (Norcross), Samardo Samuels (St. Benedict's), and Henry Sims (Mount St. Joseph). For some reason, only Amare's camp's list contained only high school players.
Most of the camps have been completed except for LeBron's camp, the final camp, which will begin July 6th and go through the 9th. The live recruiting period begins on the 6th. Thanks for reading.
P.S. Here's the link to the article an SI writer wrote about Nash's Camp: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/kevin_armstrong/07/02/steve.nash/index.html