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Hoop with Patrick Chambers

New men’s b-ball coach runs summer basketball camp at FitRec

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As the video above reveals, even Dean of Students Kenn Elmore wants to get into the summer camp sessions being run by new men’s head basketball coach Pat Chambers.

“The biggest goal is community. That’s what we want to build,” says Adam Fisher, BU’s director of basketball operations. And so the big first step for new men’s head basketball coach Pat Chambers is back-to-back day camps, opportunities for aspiring Terriers and Celtics to get some instruction and have some fun with the entire BU men’s basketball coaching staff.

The four-day camps are being held at FitRec, the first starting on June 22, the second on June 29. Boys ages 7 to 18 are invited, welcome for both sessions if they choose. Individual skills like shooting, ball handling, and footwork will be taught in games ranging from 2-on-2 to full court, with drills that include dribbling two balls at once while keeping heads up.

But this is just as much an opportunity to make new friends, hang in a great gym, and connect to what promises to be an exciting new BU basketball program. “As much as anything,” Fisher says, “we’ll be focused on attitude. As coach says, that’s the one thing we all have control over.”

Sure enough, the main suggestion from Chambers is to “bring a great attitude every day,” along with lunch, sneakers, and water bottles, but no basketballs — there are plenty of those around. And if no one’s quite ready to lay down monster dunks, that won’t stop anyone from having a great time, judging by Dean of Students Kenn Elmore’s performance in the video above.

The Pat Chambers Basketball Camp costs $195 per session. Enrollment for the second session (June 29-July 2) is open through this week. To enroll, call Adam Fisher at 617-358-0749. More information is available in a brochure on the BU Athletic Department’s Web site.

Alan Wong can be reached at alanwong@bu.edu.

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  • TerrierLove on 07.06.2009 at 3:32 pm

    I met Pat Chambers the other day and he’s a great guy. We’re lucky to have him at BU and psyched to have his energy and attitude on this campus. Hope the camp was a success!

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