MSU hoops camps feature special guests

BOZEMAN — A pair of former college basketball stars will make guest appearances at this summer’s Bobcat Basketball Camps, MSU coach Brian Fish announced.

CBS college basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb, who starred at Notre Dame Oklahoma State as a player before embarking on a sports media career that includes his own radio and television program, is scheduled for an appearance at the Bobcat High School Camp June 22-24, and will speak to campers on June 24. Gottlieb is regarded as one of the top passers in college basketball history, leading the nation in assists in 1999.

Former Oregon Ducks star Aaron Brooks is a player who knows about getting better, having won the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2009-10. He averaged 19.6 points a game for Houston that season, including 43 in one triple overtime win over Minnesota. He became the sixth player in NBA history with 200 three-pointers and 400 assists in the same season. He was an All-Pac 10 and Second Team All-America as a senior at Oregon.

Slots remain in each of MSU’s camp sessions, beginning with next week’s Team Jamboree on June 20-22. The cost is $650 per resident team (which includes two nights and five meals), and $420 for commuter teams (includes Saturday lunch). Teams are guaranteed five games, situational tournaments, clinic opportunities, and coaches socials each evening. All players should be entering grades 9-12.

The High School Elite Camp is June 22-24 for rising high school students, with a cost of $210 (all campers are resident). The camp features individual instruction from Bobcat coaches, skill development, and individual and team competition.

The Skill Development Camp runs June 24-27 for boys entering grades 4-9. The camp features individual instruction from MSU coaches geared toward skill development, particularly basketball fundamentals such has ball-handling and shooting, with individual and group competition. Cost is $310 for residents, $260 for commuters (lunch and dinner included, or $230 without meals).

MSU’s Day Camp, for boys and girls entering grades K-8, runs August 5-8, 9 am to 4 pm daily. The cost is $175, including lunches, and features individual instruction, skill development and age-appropriate competition with an emphasis on fun.

For more information, visit or contact MSU Assistant Luke Fennelly 471-2489.

— MSU Sports Information

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