Nike Cal Boys Basketball Camp Berkeley, California
US Sports Camps and Nike Basketball Camps welcome Cal Men's Basketball to the Nike Basketball Camp family. The Cal Men's Basketball program has consistently been one of the most respected collegiate basketball programs in the country. The one week camp on the UC Berkeley campus represents the perfect opportunity for any young player to gain exposure to the highest level of college sports.
The Cal Basketball staff will lead an exciting and challenging week of camp for young players (ages 5-16) from June 23-26. Campers will be separated by age and ability. Camp will focus on fundamentals for younger players and more advanced skill-development for the older more developed campers.
- High-level basketball instruction from one of college basketball's most successful coaches and staff
- Advanced skill-development drills and a strong emphasis on fundamentals
- Experienced camp staff dedicated to the improvement of each camper
- Opportunity to play on the UC Berkeley Campus
- Introduction to PAC 12 Basketball
- Official NIKE California Men's Basketball Team T-Shirt
- Coach's evaluation and certificate of completion plus other NIKE Camp prizes
Bringing a track record of success that includes a conference Coach of the Year honor and postseason berths each of the past five seasons, Cuonzo Martin has been named the 16th head men’s basketball coach at the University of California, Berkeley, Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour announced.Read Full Bio
“Cuonzo brings a strong track record of success on the court, in the classroom and in the community,” said Barbour. “He is known as and is committed to developing his student-athletes both as basketball players and as men. He has been a leader and a winner everywhere he has been. We are excited to have Coach Martin join our Golden Bears athletic family and look forward to much success during his tenure.”
Martin, who guided Tennessee the past three years, including a spot in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in March, and previously led the program at Missouri State for three seasons, has been tabbed to lead the Golden Bears following an extensive national search. He will oversee a young Cal program that welcomes back three starters and five of its top-seven scorers from a 21-win campaign in 2013-14.
Martin owns a career record of 124-82, winning more than 60 percent of his games as a head coach. The mentor has guided his teams to the postseason each of the last five years, averaged more than 20 victories over six seasons, and directed his teams to a greater win total than the previous year at each of his two coaching stops.
“I am pleased to be here and honored to have the opportunity to lead the University of California’s men’s basketball program,” Martin said. “The conditions for success at Cal are right and I believe we can compete at the highest level and continue the success here in Berkeley. Sandy Barbour’s reputation nationally is outstanding and having the opportunity to work with her and to coach at Cal is one that I am very excited about. This is an incredible academic and athletic institution and I am proud to now be a part of it as well as the Pac-12 Conference.”
The 42-year-old Martin, a native of East St. Louis, Ill., has served the game of basketball for more than two decades, beginning with a standout four-year playing career at Purdue University. He has played and coached alongside some of the most highly-regarded mentors in the game, including Hall of Fame Coach Gene Keady. Martin is a member of a distinguished group of successful college basketball coaches to serve under Keady, along with Matt Painter (Purdue), Bruce Weber (Illinois and Kansas State), Steve Lavin (UCLA and St. John’s) and Kevin Stallings (Vanderbilt).
“Identifying the right head coach for our men’s basketball team was a high priority for us, and warranted a significant investment of time and effort,” stated Chancellor Nicholas Dirks. “Together with Athletic Director, Sandy Barbour, we spoke with a large number of highly qualified candidates and carefully evaluated their personal and professional attributes. I am confident that in Cuonzo Martin we have found an exceptional coach and educator, with a proven ability to support the athletic and academic success of his student athletes. I know that he will be a great fit for our program and our campus.”
As the head coach at Tennessee this past season, Martin led the Volunteers to the Sweet 16 and a national ranking of 23rd in the final USA Today coaches poll. With a 24-13 final record, Tennessee matched its fourth-best win total in school history and recorded the most victories since the 2009-10 campaign. After earning a berth in the NCAA’s First Four, the Martin-led Volunteers captured victories over Iowa, Massachusetts and Mercer to equal the most wins in one NCAA Tournament in program history.
Over his three seasons at Tennessee, Martin posted a 63-41 mark, taking the Vols to the postseason all three years. They finished in the top-five of the powerful SEC in each of Martin’s three seasons, including a tie for second in his first campaign after the squad was predicted to place 11th in the conference’s preseason poll. UT earned a berth in the National Invitation Tournament his first two years, before garnering an NCAA Tournament selection this past season. Under Martin’s tutelage, forward Jarnell Stokes was a two-time first-team All-SEC selection and was one of just three individuals in the six power conferences this season to average a double-double. Stokes led the SEC and ranked seventh nationally in rebounding at 10.6 rpg., while also averaging 15.1 ppg.
Predicated on tenacity and defense, Martin’s 2013-14 Tennessee squad limited opponents to just 61.7 ppg., the lowest in the SEC and second-lowest total at UT since 1969. The Vols ranked 18th nationally in total defense this past year.
Prior to taking over at Tennessee, Martin served as head coach at Missouri State for three years where he built a record of 61-41 with win totals of 24 and 26 his final two seasons. He led the Bears to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament title in 2010. In 2010-11, Martin guided Missouri State to its first-ever regular-season Missouri Valley Conference championship and along the way became the program’s first-ever MVC Coach of the Year. He was the 2011 recipient of the Ben Jobe National Coach of the Year Award, presented annually to the top minority head coach in Division I men’s basketball.
Martin began his coaching career serving as an assist on the staff at West Lafayette High School in Indiana. His first stint as a collegiate coach came at Purdue where he joined the staff for the 2000-01 season under Keady, his college coach. He remained on staff with current Purdue head coach Matt Painter and was elevated to associate head coach for the 2007-08 season before being hired as head coach at Missouri State the next year. During his eight-year tenure at Purdue, Martin mentored several all-conference standouts, including All-American and current Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel.
Martin also has experience as a coach with USA Basketball, serving on the staff for the USA Junior National Team at the 2011 FISU World University Games in Shenzhen, China.
As a player, Martin was a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 1995 at Purdue when he averaged 18.4 ppg and sank 91 three-pointers. He graduated in 1995 as one of the program’s all-time leaders in three-pointers (179) and one of the Boilermakers’ career scoring leaders (1,666). Playing under Keady and alongside All-American Glenn Robinson, Martin led Purdue to a pair of Big Ten titles and to a 90-37 record over four years. The Boilermakers went to the postseason each season with Martin, reaching the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament as a junior in 1994.
Following his stellar collegiate playing career, Martin was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 57th overall pick of the 1995 NBA Draft. He played professionally for four years with the Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks and Vancouver Grizzlies. In 1997, Martin was the leading scorer for Felize Scandone in Italy.
Martin returned to his alma mater where he earned his bachelor’s degree in restaurant, hotel, institutional and tourism management from Purdue in 2000. He and his wife, Roberta, have two sons, Joshua and Chase, and a daughter, Addison.
Boasting more than a decade of Division I coaching experience, Webster was appointed California's associate head coach on April 30, 2014. He has had success throughout his career, with five NCAA Tournament berths and one Final Four appearance as a coach. In 2009, HoopScoopOnline.com ranked Webster as one of the top 50 assistant coaches in the nation.
Following just one season as an assistant coach, Webster was elevated to Tennessee’s associate head coach prior to the 2012-13 season. He has helped guide Tennessee to postseason berths each of his three years on the coaching staff in Knoxville, including an appearance in the Sweet 16 last season. Webster played an important role in the development of Tennessee standout shooting guard Jordan McRae, who finished his career among UT’s career leaders in scoring (16th, 1,521 points), three-point field goals (T-7th, 179) and blocks (13th, 97). A two-time First Team All-SEC selection, McRae received 2013 SEC Player of the Year laurels by ESPN’s Jay Bilas and Jimmy Dykes and CBS Sports’ Seth Davis.
Prior to joining Cuonzo Martin at Tennessee, Webster spent the 2010-11 campaign as an assistant at Nebraska and was on the staff at DePaul for the 2009-10 season where he was appointed the program’s interim head coach in January of 2010. Prior to that, he served as an assistant coach at Kentucky for two seasons as the Wildcats earned postseason berths in 2008 and 2009. At Kentucky, he played a role in the development of Jodie Meeks, who recently completed his fifth season in the NBA and second with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Webster, who played collegiately at Wisconsin, has also coached at Illinois, Purdue and Ball State at the Division I level. As a member of Bruce Weber’s staff at Illinois for three seasons, the Fighting Illini earned an NCAA Tournament berth each year. The 2005 Illinois squad, which featured five eventual NBA players including three-time All-Star Deron Williams, tied the NCAA record for wins in a season with a 37-2 mark and reached the Final Four where the Fighting Illini dropped a 75-70 decision to North Carolina in the national title game.
During his days at Purdue, Webster was an assistant along with Martin under Hall of Fame head coach Gene Keady where the Boilermakers reached the postseason in his one year on the staff in West Lafayette, Ind.
He began his coaching career at Division III Wisconsin-Parkside in 1998 before a three-year stint on the coaching staff at Ball State.
A native of Harvey, Ill., Webster was an All-State point guard at Thornton High School where he was named the sixth-best point guard in Chicago scholastic history in 1992. He went on to earn three varsity letters at Wisconsin (1992-94), posting 1,264 points and a school-record 501 assists with the Badgers. A three-time All-Big Ten selection, Webster also owns the school career record for three-point percentage (.490) and is one of Wisconsin’s all-time leaders in steals with 183 in his career in Madison. His 36 points against Southeast Missouri State in November of 1991 is the 10th-most in a single game in Wisconsin history.
Webster earned his bachelor’s degree from Wisconsin in 1995 and is married to the former Shenetta Richardson.
Jon Harris, who has served on Cuonzo Martin’s coaching staff each of the last six years at both Missouri State and Tennessee, joined the California staff as an assistant coach on April 30, 2014. A native of Edwardsville, Ill., Harris was a standout on the hardwood at Marquette University before entering the coaching ranks.
In three seasons with the Vols, Harris oversaw the development of one of the top front courts in the Southeastern Conference. Under his tutelage, Jarnell Stokes and Jeronne Maymon earned All-SEC honors and left Tennessee among the program’s all-time rebounding leaders. Stokes was one of three individuals in the six power conferences to average a double-double (15.1 ppg, 10.6 rpg.) in 2013-14. Stokes finished his three-year Tennessee career ranked fourth in school history in career double-doubles (40) and eighth in career rebounds (836).
During Harris’ time in Knoxville, the Vols ranked near the top of the SEC in defensive rebounding and rebounding margin.
Harris joined Martin at Missouri State following a five-year stint on the coaching staff at Wisconsin-Green Bay under head coach Tod Kowalczyk. During Harris’ time on the staff at Missouri State, the Bears averaged more than 20 victories and captured the program’s first-ever Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship. MSU improved from 11 wins in the 2008-09 campaign to a 24-12 record and the CollegeInsider.com postseason tournament title in 2009-10.
In Harris’ first season as a collegiate coach, he served on the staff at his alma mater, Marquette. The Golden Eagles finished 27-6 and reached the Final Four in his one season on the coaching staff in 2002-03.
Harris was a two-year captain as a student-athlete at Marquette, playing four seasons under head coach Tom Crean from 1998-2002. He completed his collegiate career as one of the top rebounders in the history of Conference USA with 494 career rebounds. As a senior during the 2001-02 season, Harris and teammate Dwyane Wade led the Golden Eagles to a 26-7 overall record, an NCAA Tournament berth, and a No. 9 ranking in the final Associate Press national poll. He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Marquette in 2002.
The 1998 St. Louis Post-Dispatch High School Player of the Year, Harris was also a USA Today honorable mention All-America selection as a senior at Edwardsville High School.
Harris and his wife Heidi, an all-conference player for the Marquette women’s basketball team from 1998-2001, have two daughters (Hailey and Leah) and a son (Jaxson).
Yanni Hufnagel enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Golden Bears in 2014-15.
Hufnagel comes to Cal following a season at Vanderbilt where he served as an assistant coach under Kevin Stallings, landing a nationally-ranked freshman class as the Commodores’ recruiting coordinator.
"Yanni's strong passion for the game has correlated to success wherever he has been," Martin said. "We share the same goal in developing champions on the basketball court, in the class room and in the community. I am thrilled for the opportunity to have Yanni join the staff here at Cal."
Prior to his time in Nashville, Hufnagel served four seasons as an assistant coach at Harvard where he helped lead the Crimson to the postseason each year. During his four seasons in Boston, Harvard posted at least 20 wins each season, recorded a 90-30 four-year mark, and captured three-consecutive Ivy League titles. He helped lead Harvard to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1946 in 2012. The 2013 Harvard squad advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament when the 14th-seeded Crimson upended third-seeded New Mexico for the program’s first-ever postseason victory.
In Hufnagel’s third season at Harvard, the Crimson posted a school-record 26 victories in 2012, earning the program’s first-ever national ranking. The Crimson ascended as high as No. 21 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll and No. 22 in the Associated Press poll.
Hufnagel served as Harvard’s recruiting coordinator where he was lauded for bringing in several highly-rated recruiting classes. CBS Sports recognized Hufnagel as "one of the most relentless and energetic recruiters in the game," in their 2012-13 College Basketball Preview, while naming him one of their nine "Dream Team" assistant coaches in college basketball.
He was also noted for the development of the Crimson’s guards into All-Ivy League selections. Jeremy Lin, now a member of the Houston Rockets, was a 2010 first-team all-conference pick. Wesley Saunders was an All-Ivy League selection in 2013, later developing into the conference player of the year. Siyani Chambers was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2013.
Hufnagel was a graduate assistant at Oklahoma for two seasons from 2008-2009, where he helped conduct individual workouts, and assisted the coaching staff during practice. In his two years at Oklahoma, the Sooners won 53 games, and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in 2009.
With the Sooners, Hufnagel assisted in the development of Blake Griffin, the first overall selection in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Blake was named the 2010-11 NBA Rookie of the Year and appeared in his fourth consecutive All-Star game in 2013-14.
Hufnagel has experience at the NBA level, serving an internship in basketball operations with the New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn Nets) where he assisted in the front office in preparation for the draft.
Hufnagel earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 2006 and a Masters of Education with an emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration at Oklahoma in 2010.
Camp instruction includes position specific training, fundamental skill development, and drills concentrating on shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding, and defensive techniques. Game play focuses on overall skill development, incorporating all aspects of the game. Players are grouped according to both age and ability levels, placing players of similar abilities and positions in the same group.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:15 Arrival/Check-in
- 8:30 Camp introduction/Set agenda for the day
- 8:40 Dynamic "Cal Bear" warm-up
- 9:00 Skill development stations (offensive/defensive)
- 10:30 Competitive games
- 11:30 Shooting drills
- 12:00 Lunch/Free Shoot
- 12:50 Warm-up
- 1:00 Skill development stations (offensive/defensive)
- 1:45 Lecture (from coach, player, friend of the program)
- 2:30 Pac 12 tournament games
- 3:25 Day recap
- 3:30 Dismissal
MON June 23 at 8:15 AM
MON-THURS 8:30-3:30 PM
THUR: June 26 at 3:15 PM
Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony of camp.
Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch. We will also have a concession stand open for lunch and drink purchases.
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. Campers must bring their health and release forms with them to check-in on the first day of camp.