NBC Basketball College Prep Camp - CIC Boys
College Basketball Prep Camp is for serious basketball players that have plans to play basketball at a collegiate level. This intense basketball training camp will challenge players both physically and mentally.
Join us in Spokane this summer at Whitworth University, where NBC Camps has developed some of the most successful basketball players in the Pacific Northwest. College Basketball Prep Camp (CIC) prepares serious high school athletes for college basketball and college life. Offering a 5 day intensive camp each summer, this camp location captures players from all over the US who want to improve their game on both sides of the court. CIC's experienced coaches are determined to help every player gain an edge on their opponent and grow as a leader. We strive to help each athlete gain confidence both on and off the court.
The CIC basketball training camp is designed to be the country’s most comprehensive and advanced basketball training program. CIC stands for Crowell's Intensity Camp after NBC founder and President Fred Crowell, and his son Jay. This camp reveals what is necessary to play at the college level. CIC instruction centers on skill development, speed and strength improvement, and specialized position training. Camp provides an in-depth focus on shooting & scoring, attacking the basket, ball handling, learning how to maximize your athletic potential, leadership training, building confidence and insight on how to compete at the next level.
Athletes are accepted through an application and recommendation process.
- Position Specific Training: to better understand and master your position
- Expert Knowledge from college coaches connected to top programs
- A Better Understanding: Learn more about the game of basketball through positive chalk talks and breakdown of game.
- Intensive training booklets and assessments from college coaches
- Highly competitive competition
- Skills training to prepare you for life through basketball and a Christian atmosphere
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Co-Director Jay Crowell
Son of NBC Camps founder Fred Crowell, Jay and Fred work together to run this College Basketball Prep Camp. After being recruited to play for the Georgia Bulldogs as their point guard, Jay and Fred designed this program to give players an insight on the college basketball experience.
Coach Damion Jablonski
Jablonski is Head Coach of the Whitworth University Men's Basketball team and has been on staff since 2011. Over the course of his tenure the Bucs have won 229 games, seven Northwest Conference titles and seven NWC tournament crowns.View Damien's Bio ⟩
Jablonski joined the Pirate basketball bench after one season on the Lehigh University staff in 2010-11. Prior to joining Lehigh, Jablonski spent three years at Oakland University in Michigan working under long time head coach Greg Kampe, who currently ranks in the top 20 for career wins among active Division I coaches. Jablonski began his coaching career in 2005 as an assistant coach at Livonia Franklin HS in Livonia, Michigan.
Camp Director Thomas Jones
Thomas Jones, a recent graduate of Oklahoma Wesleyan University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies where his team made 3 National Tournament appearances -- 2 straight years in the Sweet 16 and his most recent year in the Elite 8 round and finished with an overall record of 34-3 in his senior season. He is a former assistant coach at Eagle River High School, and has trained athletes in NBC programs such as College Prep Camp, Pure Shooting, Complete Player, and Crowell's Life Skills Camps since 2013. Thomas continues to pursue his love for coaching and helping young athletes as a skill and development trainer in Oklahoma and surrounding areas. He also continues to give back to his college program by doing skill development with his former teammates.View Thomas's Bio ⟩
Thomas is a native of Alaska and was a top high school player locally. He currently is continuing his basketball career in Oklahoma.
Camp Director Rhett Soliday
Rhett Soliday was named the 2013-2014 NAIA National Coach of the Year after leading the Vanguard Lions to the 2014 NAIA National Championship. Soliday has been Head Coach of the Vanguard Basketball program since 2010. Prior to Vanguard, Soliday had served as an assistant coach at University of California, Irvine for four years and at Concordia University for four years.View Rhett Soliday's Bio ⟩
Soliday's first experience with the Golden State Athletic Conference came as a player when he transferred to Concordia from Big Bend Community College. He joined the coaching ranks immediately after a successful two-year playing career for the Eagles, where he earned NAIA Scholar-Athlete and GSAC Player of the Week, among other awards. Becoming one of the youngest head assistants in the country at the time (22 years old), Soliday helped Head Coach Ken Ammann and the staff turn the Concordia men's basketball program into a national champion. He was the lead recruiter for the Eagles as well as carrying offensive and defensive duties on the court, scouting and game strategy, academic monitoring and mentoring, and strength and conditioning duties off the court. In his four-year term at CUI, the Eagles were the 2003 NAIA Champions, 2004 NAIA Runner-ups, 2005 GSAC Tournament Champions and 2005 NAIA Tournament participants.
Soliday moved on to the NCAA Division I level to join the staff of Head Coach Pat Douglass at UC Irvine, where he served as an assistant coach for the next four years. His recruiting efforts paid off once again as the Anteaters made it to the Big West Conference Tournament Championship game in 2008, for only the second time in school history. UCI was a BWC Tournament semifinalist in 2007 and a BWC Tournament participant in 2010, while finishing fourth in the BWC in 2009. In addition to recruiting, Soliday was active in every area of practice and instruction, as well as scouting opponents and game day preparation, and monitoring and mentoring players off the court.
Current professional player (overseas), former D-1 player and 2018 MAC MVP
This camp provides in-depth focus on shooting & scoring, attacking the basket & ball handling, learning to maximize your athletic potential, leadership training, building confidence, and team play.
2023 NBC COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREP CAMP
Boys College Basketball Prep Camp
Dates: Julye 31-August 4, 2023 | Ages Boys 14-19
How to Attend College Basketball prep Camp
Step 1. Complete this application form and attach or email a recommendation letter from someone who knows both your character and basketball ability explaining why you would be a great candidate for this camp (Not a family member. Pastor or Coach works great). You do not have to complete this step if you have attended CIC before.
Step 2. Register for camp with your $300 deposit. The application will not be considered until the deposit is made. This is completely refundable if you are not accepted.
Our staff will review your application. We will either send you a notification you have been accepted or we will schedule an interview with our staff to help with consideration. You may also attach a highlight video to the application.
ALL TRANSPORTATION IS DEPENDENT ON NUMBERS AND MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE.
For those flying into Spokane International Airport, there may be a shuttle leaving around 11:45am on the first day of camp from the Spokane Airport to Whitworth University. If you arrive after 11:45am, you must make your own travel arrangements. Extra shuttle fees apply.
There may be a shuttle from Whitworth to the airport after camp on the final day. If you make early flight arrangements, you will be responsible for your own transportation.
Email all travel details to [email protected]. (More travel details in camp packet)
What if I need to fly to camp a day early?
We do have athletes flying from the East Coast or from out of the country who need to arrive one day early based on flight schedules. Please contact CIC before making final flight arrangements as the University CANNOT accommodate these campers in 2023. Contact [email protected] or call Michelle at 800-406-3926 ext. 304. Extra fees apply.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 am Wake Up
- 7:30 am Ball Handling
- 8:00 am Breakfast
- 9:00 am AM Session: full court transition, post and guard stations, shooting stations, 5 man motion offense, inbound plays/ games and tournaments
- 12:00 pm Lunch
- 2:00 pm PM Session: offensive attack moves, defensive positioning, court awareness/ 3v3 and 5v5 games
- 5:00 pm Dinner
- 6:30 pm Evening Program and Leadership Groups
- 7:30 pm Evening Competition
- 10:00 pm Lights Out
ABOUT THE FACILITY
Whitworth University's 200-acre campus of red brick buildings and tall pines offers a beautiful, inviting and secure environment. Campers will be staying in the gorgeous university dorms. The quality cafeteria facility provides an all-you-can-eat salad bar with fresh fruit, hot entrees with beverage, sandwich and cereal stations. Whitworth is located seven miles north of downtown Spokane, Washington. Transportation from Spokane International airport is available through NBC Camps for an additional fee.
Camp Questions & Answers
What is the level of competition at the camp?
College Basketball Prep Camp attracts athletes at a high level of skill. Most of the students who attend end up getting college scholarships. Currently, College Prep alums are playing in top 25 programs at the D1, D2 and D3 level.
How do I apply to attend College Basketball Prep Camp?
Complete the College Prep Application and pay your $300 deposit online. Your application will be reviewed and the coaches will determine if more information is needed to accept you as an athlete. Please note that College Prep Camp has very limited 14 year olds who are accepted and the competition is high. NBC Camps recommends you attend the Boys All-Star Camp first before coming to College Prep Camp, if possible.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
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Thanks for making a camp that shares more than just basketball!
— Linda D. Parent
The skill development was second to none. Also I love scrimmaging. The coach was very helpful and gave great advice.
— Anthony S.
I learned a ton of new moves and ways to be mentally stronger. I want to come back because it is highly motivating. I always feel refreshed and ready to fight during season.
— Christian W. Camper
How to be a leader
I learned how to be a leader and what it takes to be a good point guard.
— Jaiden R. Camper
It was a good experience with good competition. It pushed me to become a better player.
— Ty S. Camper CIC
Camp really helps you step up your game. It was really fun and I improved my game all around.
— Grant B. Camper CIC
Everything what a great experience my son's had! I loved that kids were responsible for their self all week.
— Luke R. Parent CIC
Didn't really like some of the training sessions we had and the workouts were too tough.
— Willie T. Camper CIC
EVERYTHING WAS WONDERFUL BEST TIME IN MY LIFE !!!!! A TRUE BLESSING THANK YOU SO MUCH LOVE COACH FRED AND JAY!!!!!!!
— Zach R. Camper
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