Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Shelley Gilmore
PORTALES — The Eastern New MexicoUniversity 2005 Basketball Camps will be held June 12–25 in GreyhoundArena in Portales. About 90 teams are expected to participate, with amaximum of 24 teams per camp.
There will be four camps. Largeschool varsity boys will be held June 12–15; small school boys on June19–22; large school varsity girls on June 15–18; and small schoolvarsity girls on June 22–25.
The camp director is ENMU head coach Shawn Scanlan, in his fifth season at Eastern.
A number of local teams are looking forward to competing.
PortalesRams head coach Mark Gallegos says, "It is important to play in thiscamp for four days together so we can see the things we need to improveon. The team camp simulates a whole season in four days and helps usimprove as a team and individually."
Coach Gallegos will bring three teams to this summer's camp. A varsity team, junior varsity team and a 9th grade team.
Anotherteam participating is Elida. Tigers' head coach Darrell Chenault says,"It's four days of exhausting, extremely painful, yet basketballheaven. Coaches love it and the kids love it."
Other area teams participatinginclude the Floyd Bronchos, the Dora Coyotes, the Texico Wolverines,the Ft. Sumner Foxes and Vixens, among others.
Teams also travel to the camp from the Panhandle area of Texas, as well as from throughout New Mexico.
Teamswill play 15 or 16 games in four days, including a Camp Tournament. Thecamps give teams a chance to work on individual and team skills, withdifferent skills emphasized each day.
Registration will be held from4–5:30 p.m. in the lobby of Lincoln Hall for boys or Bernalillo Hallfor girls on the first day of each camp.
Following the registration, the opening session of each camp will be held inside Greyhound Arena at 6 p.m.
For more information, call the ENMU athletic department at 505.562.2153.