Justin Holiday, a reserve for the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors, will attend the HSBCamp scheduled for July 20-24 at the Boys & Girls Club in Mercer Island.
Camp director Carson Sofro, a former hoops star at the Community School of Sun Valley and the University of Redlands in California, is staging the sixth summer of his HSBCAMPS in the Seattle area (www.hsbcamps.com).
Each year, Sofro brings a number of professional basketball players to the Mercer Island camp where they train and meet with the youngsters. This year’s star attraction is Holiday.
Holiday, 26, is a 6-6, 185-pound shooting guard/small forward from Mission Hills, Ca. who averaged 11 minutes per game in 59 games with the Warriors during the 2014-15 season. He averaged 4.3 ppg. On July 8, unrestricted free agent Holiday signed a multi-year contract with the NBA Atlanta Hawks.
As a senior at Campbell Hall School in Studio City, Ca., Holiday averaged 19.1 ppg and 9.5 rebounds in leading Campbell to a California state high school championship. He played four years at the University of Washington and, as a senior, was co-captain and was named the Pac-10 “Defensive Player of the Year.”
Holiday played for the D-League Idaho Stampede from 2012-13 and averaged 17.3 ppg. His younger brother Jrue plays for the NBA New Orleans Pelicans and two other siblings also play high-level basketball.
Sofro said, “We don’t have many spots left in our full-day camp (about 3), but we want to let kids know about the camp, since they have an interest in meeting Justin, training with him or hearing his story—a unique opportunity.”
“Elevate Your Game” is the camp slogan. Boys and girls are welcome. Sofro said, “Should be a great camp with some great guys.”
The Mercer Island full-day camp is for boys and girls entering grades 4-12 is Monday through Friday, July 20-24. Times are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $225. Participants are separated into groups based on age and abil-ity.
Running in the same July 20-24 time frame and at the same location is the morning clinic for grades K-3, from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $150. Fundamental drills and contests are emphasized for the little kids.
Registrations are accepted online on a first-come, first-served basis. Included in the fee for each camp is a free camp t-shirt, basketball swag, and other giveaways.
Cage players expected at the upcoming camp in Mercer Island, all with professional experience in the U.S. and abroad, include:
J.R. Harrison, 31, a 6-6 forward from Gainesville, Texas and Rice University; Perry Petty, 26, a 6-1 point guard from Chicago who played in Lebanon last season; Brian Burrell, 30, 6-3, 170, from the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros; and Tayron Thomas, 31, the 6-2, 190-pound all-time leading scorer for NCAA Division 2 Philadelphia University.
For more information or to register visit www.hsbcamps.com.