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June 10, 2011 > Cougars to host basketball camp

Cougars to host basketball camp

By Giovanni Albanese Jr.

If you're a young aspiring basketball player, you want to learn from the best. When it comes to the Tri Cities, if you're learning to learn from the best, you needn't look any further than perennial Mission Valley Athletic League boys basketball powerhouse Newark Memorial High School.

This summer, for the 24th consecutive year, if you're a boy between the ages of 8 and 15, you have that opportunity.

Led by Cougars head coach Craig Ashmore, Newark Memorial boys basketball will host its annual Cougar Basketball Camp at the Silliman Activity Center gym in Newark. Ashmore will be joined by his fellow Cougar boys basketball staff, along with current and former Cougar players including 2010 Nor Cal champion players Khion Sankey and Jisuan Randle, to help improve the fundamentals of young players in the area.

For boys between the ages of 8 and 12, the Cougar Basketball Camp will run Monday, June 20, through Thursday, June 23 from 9-11 a.m. Individual fee for the camp is $79. And those hoping to attend the camp between the ages of 12 and 15, the camp runs on the same dates, but from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. with a fee of $79 as well.

This camp is a great way to learn fundamentals of basketball in a fun environment. Some of the highlights will include proper footwork, ball handling and shooting techniques. The camp will also include daily games.

"We are excited to get to meet any youth that enjoys basketball and would like to get better," said Ashmore. "Please come join the Cougar championship family."

To register, call 510-578-4620 or visit

Cougars Basketball Camp
Silliman Activity Center gym, Newark
Monday, June 20, through Thursday, June 23.
Boys 8-12: 9-11 a.m.; boys 12-15: 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Fee: $79
Contact: 510-578-4620 or

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