Cal Boys Basketball Camp

Cal Boys Basketball Camp
Cal Boys Basketball Camp

Cal Basketball Camps are back for another summer of competitive fun in the newly renovated Haas Pavilion on the UC Berkeley campus. Head Coach Wyking Jones and his staff will once again lead several sessions of camp for young players that want to get better this summer.

Cal Basketball Camps offers sessions for players of all abilities and ages. Work with the Cal Men's Basketball staff and choose from two Bears Kids Camps, a Father-Son Camp, Skills Camp, and Elite Camp.

Highlights Include

  • Opportunity to play in Cal's newly renovated Haas Pavilion
  • A tenacious approach to defensive skills training and improvement
  • Official California Basketball Team T-Shirt, Camp Workbook and other great prizes!
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Wyking Jones
Camp Director

Wyking Jones

With more than 15 years of collegiate coaching experience, Wyking Jones was introduced as California’s head coach on March 24, 2017. Prior to his tenure as head coach, Jones served as an assistant coach at Cal for two seasons under Cuonzo Martin in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

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Charged with coaching Cal's big men, Jones helped forward Ivan Rabb become a two-time All-Pac-12 performer and Jaylen Brown earn All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors in 2015-16. In addition, center Kingsley Okoroh set a school record with 74 blocks in 2016-17.

In his first season with the Golden Bears, Jones helped steer Cal to the program's first NCAA Tournament bid since 2013 and the program's highest tournament seeding, a No. 4 seed. Cal's defense earned top marks, leading the Pac-12 with just 67.3 points allowed per game and finishing in the top three for rebounding. The Bears went 23-11 and extended their home winning streak to 19 games, dating back to the 2014-2015 season.

The Bears continued their success in 2016-17 by pushing their home winning streak to a program-record 27 games and once again led the league in defense, limiting opponents to 63.4 ppg and 40.0 percent shooting. Cal finished the season with a 21-13 record and earned the top seed in the National Invitation Tournament.

Throughout his career, Jones has also been instrumental in the development of 11 current and former  NBA players, including standout Golden Bear Jaylen Brown, plus Terry Rozier, Gorgui Dieng, Montrezl Harrell, Tony Snell, Russ Smith and Peyton Siva.

Jones, a native of Inglewood, Calif., returned to his home state with 12 years of experience as a coach at the collegiate level and was introduced as Martin’s assistant on April 23, 2015. He joined the Golden Bears’ staff after serving as an assistant coach at Louisville for four seasons. During his time on the Cardinals’ coaching staff, UofL’s combined record was 123-30. Louisville captured the 2013 NCAA Championship and reached two Final Fours over the past four seasons. The Cardinals completed the 2014-15 season with a 27-9 record, reaching the NCAA Tournament regional final.

Prior to Louisville, Jones served two seasons on the coaching staff at New Mexico where the Lobos won 52 games in two seasons, including a school-record 30-win campaign in 2010. New Mexico finished the 2010 season ranked eighth in the Associated Press national poll.

Jones served as an assistant coach for five seasons from 2002-06 at Pepperdine, where he was the Waves’ recruiting coordinator. He got his start in coaching at his alma mater, Loyola Marymount, during the 1996-97 season.

As an assistant coach, Jones boasts one national championship, two Final Four runs, seven NCAA Tournament appearances, an Elite Eight and Sweet 16 run and 10 NBA Draft selections.

He was a standout at LMU from 1991-95 under head coach John Olive, where his 1,076 career points rank 24th all-time in the program’s history. Jones also collected 493 career rebounds during his career with the Lions. He was a two-time All-West Coast Conference selection, highlighted by a 19.7 ppg average as a junior. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount in 1995. 

Jones played professional basketball from 1995-2001 in Italy, France, Japan, Lebanon and South Korea. He also served on the staff at Nike Elite Youth Basketball for three years, where he was the Travel Team Manager for more than 45 programs.  

Jones and his wife, Estrella, have a son, Jameel and a daughter, Zoe. 

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Tim O'Toole
Coach

Tim O'Toole

Tim O’Toole, who brings nearly 25 years of collegiate experience, including eight years as a head coach, became Cal's associate head coach in April 2017. O'Toole was elevated...

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Tim O’Toole, who brings nearly 25 years of collegiate experience, including eight years as a head coach, became Cal's associate head coach in April 2017. O'Toole was elevated to associate head coach under Wyking Jones after joining the basketball staff as an assistant on April 28, 2016.

O’Toole’s career has featured stops at such universities as Syracuse, Duke and Stanford, as well as a stint as head coach at Fairfield University from 1998-2006.

In his first season in Berkeley, O'Toole helped guide Cal to the Pac-12's best field goal defense and top scoring defense. He was crucial in the development of Cal's front court, including single-season blocks leader Kingsley Okoroh and Kameron Rooks.

Prior to his time in Berkeley, he spent the three seasons at Stanford where he helped the Cardinal to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2014 and a National Invitation Tournament championship in 2015.

While at the helm of Fairfield, his alma mater, O’Toole guided the Stags to 19 wins in both 2001-02 and 2002-03, with an NIT berth in 2003. Honored as the 2004 MAAC Coach of the Year, he posted a career record of 112-121.

O’Toole began his career as a graduate assistant at Fordham in 1987 and spent two years at the school before moving to Army as an assistant coach for one season in 1989-91. The following year, he served as an assistant at Iona, helping the squad to the MAAC Tournament finals.

From 1991-95, O’Toole served as an assistant coach at Syracuse under Jim Boeheim. During his tenure, the Orange earned three NCAA Tournament berths, including a Sweet 16 appearance in 1994, and captured the 1992 Big East title.

O’Toole then spent two seasons with Mike Krzyzewski as an assistant at Duke, culminated by an ACC crown in 1997 and including the No. 1 recruiting class in the country with Elton Brand, Shane Battier, William Avery and Chris Burgess joining the program. Following one year at Seton Hall, O’Toole landed the head coaching position at Fairfield.

O’Toole made his second stop at Syracuse as director of basketball operations in 2012-13, a season that coincided with the Orange returning to the Final Four, before becoming assistant coach at Stanford in 2013.

A native of White Plains, N.Y., O’Toole earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Fairfield in 1987 and his MBA in finance from Fordham in 1990. Both degrees were put to use in financial planning as managing director for Look Capital, an investment management company, as president of Allied Effort, a motivational consulting company, and as an adjunct professor at Fordham’s Graduate School of Business teaching management, leadership and sales courses.

Honored as the Fairfield Male Athlete of the Year in 1987, O’Toole was a four-year letterwinner in basketball, leading the Stags to a pair of MAAC championships and back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. He also competed for the lacrosse team, going undefeated in 1986-87.

O’Toole and his wife, Joanie have three children, Collin, Jameson and Christine.

Coaching Career

2017-Present Associate Head Coach (California)
2016-17 Assistant Coach (California)
2013-16 Assistant Coach (Stanford)
2012-13 Director of Operations (Syracuse)
1998-06 Head Coach (Fairfield)
1997-98 Assistant Coach (Seton Hall)
1995-97 Assistant Coach (Duke)
1991-95 Assistant Coach (Syracuse)
1990-91 Assistant Coach (Iona)
1989-90 Assistant Coach (Army)
1987-89 Graduate Assistant (Fordham)

Chris Walker
Assistant Coach

Chris Walker

Chris Walker joined the California men’s basketball coaching staff in April 2017. Walker owns nearly two decades of coaching experience and has been a part of four NCAA Tournament...

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Chris Walker joined the California men’s basketball coaching staff in April 2017.

Walker owns nearly two decades of coaching experience and has been a part of four NCAA Tournament squads with eight total postseason appearances. He has coached four NBA Draft selections - Brandon Armstrong (Pepperdine), Michael Bradley (Villanova), J.R. Giddens (New Mexico) and Dan Langhi (Vanderbilt).

Prior to joining the Golden Bears, Walker worked as a consultant for Under Armour and as a color analyst for CBS Sports Network and the American Sports Network. He also hosted “The Chop Shop” radio show on KYND 1520 in Houston, Tex.

Walker served as the interim head coach at Texas Tech for the 2012-13 season. Under his direction, the Red Raiders improved in nine statistical categories, including points per game, steals and assists. Texas Tech led the Big 12 in steals and ranked 41st in the country while posting improved overall and conference records. Off the court, five student-athletes were named Academic All-Big 12 members. Walker joined the Texas Tech staff in 2011 as the associate head coach, signing three ESPN Top 150 recruits as the program’s lead recruiting coordinator.

Before arriving in Lubbock, he spent two seasons at his alma mater – Villanova – under Jay Wright. Walker was responsible for on-court teaching and development, recruiting and scouting, helping the Wildcats to a 46-20 record with a pair of trips to the NCAA Tournament. Villanova recorded its best start in school and Big East history (20-0) and earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Walker helped the Wildcats sign the nation’s second-ranked recruiting class, including McDonald’s All-American JayVaughn Pinkston. Walker also assisted Wright on the 2010 USA Select Team.

Walker spent two seasons at the University of New Mexico as an assistant for current UCLA head coach Steve Alford from 2007-09, contributing to a turnaround in which the Lobos went from eighth in a nine-team Mountain West Conference in 2007 to a share of the conference title in 2009. As the team’s recruiting coordinator, he landed a top 30 recruiting class and coached All-American and eventual Boston Celtics first-round pick J.R. Giddens.

Walker’s career also includes stops as an assistant at UMass under Steve Lappas, who he also coached with at Villanova in 2000-01, and as an associate head coach at Pepperdine (1999-00) and Vanderbilt (1996-99). In his single season in Malibu, Pepperdine clinched the West Coast Conference regular-season title and an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament.

He began his coaching career at Loyola Marymount in 1992, where he helped the Lions improve from eighth in the West Coast Conference in his first season to second four years later.

After a stellar prep career at Houston Milby High School, where he was a Converse All-American and an All-State and All-Greater Houston selection, Walker went on to Villanova in 1988 to play for head coach Rollie Massimino.

As a player, Walker started 96 games at point guard and helped the Wildcats to two NCAA Tournament appearances and two NIT appearances. His 404 career assists ranked seventh among program records and his 185 career steals ranked fourth. A two-time All-Big Five selection, he also competed in Russia and Finland, while representing the Big East All-Stars.

Walker graduated from Villanova in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications.
 
Coaching Career
 
2017-present  Assistant Coach (California)
2012-13          Interim Head Coach (Texas Tech)
2011-12          Associate Head Coach (Texas Tech)
2009-11          Assistant Coach (Villanova)
2007-09          Assistant Coach (New Mexico)
2004-05          Assistant Coach (Massachusetts)
2001-03          Assistant Coach (Massachusetts)
2000-01          Assistant Coach (Villanova)
1999-00          Associate Head Coach (Pepperdine)
1996-99          Associate Head Coach (Vanderbilt)
1992-96          Assistant Coach (Loyola Marymount)

Theo Robinson
Assistant Coach

Theo Robinson

Golden Bear great Theo Robertson, who led California to the 2010 Pac-10 title before joining the NBA staffs of the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers, rejoined the Bears as...

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Golden Bear great Theo Robertson, who led California to the 2010 Pac-10 title before joining the NBA staffs of the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers, rejoined the Bears as an assistant coach in April 2017.
 
A native of Pittsburg, Calif., Robertson returned to Berkeley after serving three seasons in the NBA, most recently as an assistant coach with the Lakers under Luke Walton. Before his stint with the Lakers, Robertson spent the previous two seasons with the Golden State Warriors, where he was part of the 2015 NBA Championship-winning program as the team’s video intern, working with Steve Kerr’s coaching staff assisting with game preparation. He was promoted to video coordinator/player development prior to the 2015-16 season, working on-court with players in addition to his game-planning responsibilities.
 
A two-year captain and standout forward in college, Robertson played for the Bears from 2006-10. He was a key part of Cal’s 2010 Pac-10 championship team, earning team MVP honors after averaging 14.2 points per game. He finished his career as the school’s all-time three-point shooter, making 44.0 percent of his attempts beyond the arc, and ranks among Cal’s top 25 career scorers with 1,315 total points.
 
Following graduation, Robertson worked as an administrative fellow at the Pac-12 offices, where he assisted with the league's Sports Management and Championships team. He returned to Cal for two seasons under head coach Mike Montgomery, serving as a graduate manager before expanding his role as director of operations in the 2013-14 season. Under Montgomery, Robertson handled all aspects of administration, including coordinating team travel, developing recruiting databases and supporting the program from the competition and academic standpoints.
 
Robertson graduated from Cal in 2010 with a degree in social welfare.
 

Staff

Keith Brown

Brown joins the Golden Bears following stops at Nevada, Coppin State, Seattle and Mount St. Mary’s, where he worked in both coaching and administrative roles. Brown most recently...

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Brown joins the Golden Bears following stops at Nevada, Coppin State, Seattle and Mount St. Mary’s, where he worked in both coaching and administrative roles.

Brown most recently served as an assistant coach at Coppin State for the 2016-17, and prior to that he was special assistant to the head coach at Mount St. Mary’s. As special assistant, Brown was responsible for analyzing team performance to aid with practice, game scouting and competition.

Before he joined the Mount, Brown was a six-year coach at Nevada, where he helped the Wolf Pack to the 2012 Western Athletic Conference title and a pair of National Invitation Tournament berths. While Brown was in Reno, the Pack posted two 20-win seasons, including a 28-7 record in 2012. Under his tutelage, Deonte Burton and Luke Babbitt earned WAC Player of the Year honors, and Babbitt and Armon Johnson were selected in the 2010 NBA Draft.

From 2006-09, Brown was an assistant coach at Seattle, helping the Redhawks to a 21-8 record in his final season. Prior to that, Brown spent four seasons as an assistant at Portland, assisting in the development of two-time all-conference selection Eugene Jeter.

A Los Angeles native, Brown was an assistant coach at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., from 1998-2002 and spent three years as an assistant varsity coach at Inglewood High School. He also worked with AAU programs in Portland and Washington, D.C.

Brown played at El Camino College from 1988-90, leading his team to a pair of California Community College Final Four appearances. He spent one season playing at Hampton University in Hampton, Va., from 1991-92.

He and Jones share the same alma mater -- St. Bernard High School in Playa Del Rey, Calif.

Brown earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from Hampton University in 1993 and his master’s of education with an emphasis in physical education from Azusa Pacific University in 2000.

Brown and his wife, Robyne, have two daughters, Kennedy and Kensley.

Camp Details

2017 CAMP SESSIONS

Bears Kids Camp I: June 19th-22nd
Father-Son Camp: June 23rd
Bears Kids Camp II: August 1st-4th
One Day Elite Camp: August 27th

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BEARS KIDS CAMPS (Ages 7-16)

Check-in Location: Haas Pavilion
Camp Hours: Daily 9AM-4PM
Camp Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch or lunch money. A camp store will be open for pizza, snack, and drink purchases.

Designed for the beginner as well as the seasoned player, the Cal Bears Kids Camp will place emphasis on fundamentals, skill development, and proper technique. Camp will feature former and current Cal players as coaches who are eager to share their playing experiences and demonstrate the dedication necessary to improve and accelerate an enjoyment for the game of basketball. Campers will experience an assortment of drills designed to enhance: shooting, ball handling, footwork, communication, stance, and an overall understanding of the game.

 

FATHER-SON CAMP (Ages 6+)

Check-in Location: Haas Pavilion
Camp Hours: FRI 1PM-5PM
Camp Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch or lunch money. A camp store will be open for pizza, snack, and drink purchases.

 

ONE DAY ELITE CAMP (Ages 12-18)

Check-in Location: Haas Pavilion
Camp Hours: SUN 9AM-4PM
Camp Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch or lunch money. A camp store will be open for pizza, snack, and drink purchases.

 

 

Camper Evaluation

Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability. Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony! Departure immediately following.

Transportation

Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from camp, we recommend using an airport shuttle service. Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.

Registration Packet

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. The State of Massachusetts requires a copy of camp participants’ most recent physical and record of immunizations, shots, etc., in addition to the US Sports Camps health and release form.  

Scholarships

We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.

Group Discounts

If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax. *Group discounts do not apply for teams attending the Cal Shootout Team Camp.

  • To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
  • To register your team via mail/fax: Click "Get Brochure" above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. 

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Facilities

Campers will receive basketball instruction from the Cal Men's Basketball staff in the newly renovated Haas Pavilion this summer. The $10 million Haas Pavilion renovation included a new center-hung scoreboard, better sound and lighting for the venue and modernized video production facilities.The Walter A. Haas Jr. Pavilion is home to the University of California Golden Bears men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, and men's and women's gymnastics teams.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 AM Arrival/Check-in
  • 9:15 AM Camp introduction/Set agenda for the day
  • 9:45 AM Dynamic "Cal Bear" warm-up
  • 10:15 AM Skill development stations (offensive/defensive)
  • 10:45 AM Competitive games
  • 11:30 AM Shooting drills
  • 12:00 PM Lunch/Free Shoot
  • 12:50 PM Warm-up
  • 1:00 PM Skill development stations (offensive/defensive)
  • 1:45 PM Lecture (from coach, player, friend of the program)
  • 2:30 PM Pac 12 tournament games
  • 3:30 PM Day recap
  • 4:00 PM Dismissal

Camper Reviews

Alphonsus C.Parent

  • 5/5.
This was so fun for my son!

June 23, 2016: We attended the Father-Son Camp. My favorite part was having Q&A with Coach Martin and his players and going down to the locker room to review film and get a glimpse at how pre-game scouting is done. For my 9 year old son, meeting the coach and his star players, Ivan Rabb and Jabari Bird, made his week. The coaches were key to the value offered in this Father-Son camp. Plus, we are die hard Golden Bear fans so this was a huge weekend for the both of us to share.

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Carolyn H.Parent

  • 5/5.
Coach Wiley is the best

June 27, 2016: Coach Wiley is the best; I am extremely impressed with him year after year. All camp counselors should have his level of energy, enthusiasm, sensitivity and compassion. He is remarkable and I'm so glad he returns to coach/help year after year. He is very very special. I loved that my son was exhausted, sore, and happy every day. This is the only camp he wants to keep doing year after year.

Tessa G.Parent

  • 5/5.
Meeting the Cal players was definitely a highlight.

July 29, 2016: It was great that this camp had fewer campers. It was less intimidating (especially for my 7 year old) and I felt like they got more out of the experience. Meeting the Cal players and seeing how the collegiate team worked, was definitely a highlight.

Tracy G.Parent

  • 5/5.
The staff really showed they cared about the kids.

July 29, 2016: My son had a great time and says he wants to return as much as he can. The staff were friendly and really showed they cared about the kids. This camp exceeded my expectations by far!

Carolyn H.Parent

  • 5/5.
I'm continually impressed.

This is my son's 4th or 5th year attending this camp and it's always fantastic. I'm continually impressed with the positive messages and supportive coaches. I love that parents can come watch. I think my son loves not only the games but getting to see the Coach and any players who show up.

Luisa S.Parent

  • 5/5.
A positive experience for my son!

This was a great camp run by a professional and friendly team. My son can't wait to return next year. My son gained more confidence. He walked off the court tired, but smiling each day! This was such a positive experience for my son that he has already recommended to a few of his friends.

Brenda J.Parent

  • 5/5.
I loved the coaches comments on the last day.

I loved the coaches comments on the last day. They were great for both sports and in the class room. My son is just now learning about real competition and commitment both in the classroom and on the soccer field, particularly, and the coaches message rang very true.

Heather C.Parent

  • 4/5.
First year camper

This was my son's first year and he LOVED it!

  • 4/5.
My favorite part of camp was the scrimmages!

My favorite part of the camp was when we played games (scrimmages) against the other teams. And my team was SUPER nice, friendly, and encouraging.

  • 4/5.
I loved the coaches comments

I loved the coaches comments on the last day. They were great for both sports and in the classroom. My son is just now learning about real competition and commitment both in the classroom and on the soccer field, particularly, and the coaches message range very true.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 7 - 16
Gender: Boys
Camp takes place Monday-Thursday. Camp is open to participants of all abilities and is restricted only by gender and age.
DAY 9AM-4PM $395.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Father/Son
Age Group: 6 - 99
Gender: Boys
Camp takes place on Friday. Price listed is total cost for both father and son to attend camp. Camp is open to participants of all abilities and is restricted only by gender and age.
AFTERNOON 1PM-5PM $265.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 7 - 16
Gender: Boys
Camp takes place Tuesday-Friday. Camp is open to participants of all abilities and is restricted only by gender and age.
DAY 9AM-4PM $395.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Elite
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Boys
Camp takes place on Sunday. Camp is open to participants of all abilities and is restricted only by gender and age.
DAY 9AM-4PM $65.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.