Mike Woodson brings back the camp that helped spawn his basketball career – The Daily Hoosier

His sixth grade teacher urged him to go in 1975 and eventually paid the bill.

A gracious young Mike Woodson left with a T-shirt and a promise.

“I remember my sixth grade teacher, who I couldn’t afford at the time to go to Bob Knight’s camp, pay for me to come down and I ended up winning a three-on-three contest at Coach Knight’s camp with two other children. “recalls Woodson.

“Coach gave me a T-shirt and said he would follow me my senior year in high school and that’s all I needed to hear. And I had a great senior year and he came knocking on the door and i made the decision to come here and play basketball.

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, Woodson is bringing back the tradition of a youth basketball camp on behalf of IU’s head basketball coach.

Two Mike Woodson basketball camps will be held — June 13-16 and June 20-23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall and Cook Hall in Bloomington. The program is also bringing back high school team camps the first two weekends in June.

The camp for boys entering grades two through nine will focus on developing fundamental skills, and the daily schedule will include one-on-one instruction, small group instruction, contests and competitions, and 5-a-side scrums. against 5. The camp is open to all, limited only by space, age and/or grade level. Girls are encouraged to attend Teri Moren basketball camps.

Each participant will leave with the same thing that Woodson received 47 years ago: a t-shirt.

As was the case in 1975, subsequent follow-ups to coaching and scholarship offers are on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, visit mikewoodsonbasketballcamps.com


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