Nike Boys Basketball Camp University of Portland
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Join the University of Portland Men's Basketball staff for basketball training and serious fun in summer 2024! This boys basketball camp is the perfect spot for kids to sharpen their skills with a daily schedule covering strength and conditioning, shooting and dribbling drills, gameplay tactics, and scrimmaging.
The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.
- Daily schedule featuring games, skill stations, classroom work and full court play
- Handwritten evaluation and certificate upon completion of camp
- All summer campers receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt!
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Camp Director Brock Stephenson
Brock Stephenson joined the Pilots as video coordinator in May of 2022 after spending the past six seasons with Johnny Dawkins, at UCF, in Orlando, Florida.View Brock's Bio ⟩
After graduating with his bachelor’s degree in Business and minor in Sports Business Management, Stephenson became a Graduate Assistant for UCF where he assisted the team and coaches with breaking down and cutting film, analyzing statistics, working out players, creating scouting reports, building recruiting profiles, and creating graphic designs for the program.
Stephenson graduated high school in 2016 from Dade Christian School in Miami Gardens, FL. He played varsity basketball for four years and won the 5A state championship with American Heritage in 2014.
Head Coach Shantay Legans
Shantay Legans was hired as the University of Portland men’s basketball head coach in March of 2021 after he led Eastern Washington to the 2021 NCAA Tournament.View Shantay's Bio ⟩
Legans carried that winning pedigree to The Bluff where he guided the Pilots to 19 wins and the program’s first postseason victory at the NCAA level in 2022. Legans matched the fourth-most wins in a season since Portland joined the Division I ranks in 1958.
Other highlights from his inaugural season at Portland included a road win against NCAA Tournament participant San Francisco, a 7-7 West Coast Conference record, and a six-game win streak late in the season. Legans was also able to bring back the top seven scorers and all major contributors to the 2022-23 roster, in addition to a talented class of transfers and incoming freshmen.
At Eastern Washington, Legans helped lead the Eagles to five of the program’s seven all-time postseason appearances during his 12 years on staff. In his four years as head coach in Cheney, he compiled the best overall (.605) and conference (.726) winning percentages in school history. As head coach, he also guided the Eagles to an NCAA Tournament appearance, Big Sky Coach of the Year honor and two conference championships. Legans also served on the NCAA Rules Committee and CollegeInsider.com's Eracism Committee for promoting equality and inclusion in collegiate athletics.
He was one of 25 finalists for the 2021 Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award which goes to a coach who not only achieves success on the court but who displays moral integrity off the floor. Legans was also among the 25 finalists for the Ben Jobe Award presented to the top NCAA Division I minority coach.
Legans was ranked 11th on ESPN's "40 Under 40" list of the top 40 college basketball coaches under the age of 40 in 2020. In addition to the Eagles' success on the floor, the men's basketball program achieved a team GPA of 3.40 or above in each of his four seasons in Cheney.
Associate Head Coach Bobby Suarez
Bobby Suarez was promoted to Associate Head Coach of the University of Portland men’s basketball program in January of 2023.View Bobby's Bio ⟩
Suarez came to the Pilots alongside head coach Shantay Legans as an assistant coach in April of 2021 after spending the previous four years on his staff at Eastern Washington.
Suarez was instrumental in Portland’s monumental turnaround during the 2021-22 season. The Pilots won 19 games, matching the fourth-most wins in a season since Portland joined the Division I ranks in 1958, and also earned the program’s first postseason victory at the NCAA level.
Prior to his time on The Bluff, Suarez spent four years as an assistant coach with Legans at Eastern Washington. During that stint the Eagles won the Big Sky Conference regular season title in 2019-20 and then the 2021 Big Sky Tournament championship.
Suarez helped develop three Big Sky Conference MVP's in the last four years: Tanner Groves (2021), Mason Peatling (2020) and Bogdan Bliznyuk (2018). Peatling also earned Academic All-American honors.
Suarez was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 30-Under-30 Team in June of 2020, representing the 30 most outstanding men's college basketball coaches under the age of 30.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Suarez worked with Team USA in 2017 and the Dominican Republic National Team in 2015, helping with on-court player development and day-to-day operations at both stops.
Assistant Coach TJ Lipold
T.J. Lipold joined the Pilots as an assistant coach in April of 2021, re-joining head coach Shantay Legans after spending the last four years on staff Eastern Washington.View TJ's Bio ⟩
Lipold began in an operations role before his promotion to assistant coach for the 2020-21 season with the Eagles. During his four-year stint with Legans at the helm Eastern Washington won the Big Sky Conference regular season title in 2019-20 and then the 2021 Big Sky Tournament championship.
The program won 75 games overall and went 53-20 (.726) in league play. EWU had won 23 games entering the 2019-20 postseason before the COVID-19 pandemic ended the team's run prematurely.
He also helped develop three Big Sky Conference MVP's in the last four years: Tanner Groves (2021), Mason Peatling (2020) and Bogdan Bliznyuk (2018). Peatling also earned Academic All-American honors.
As a player at Saddleback, Lipold was an All-Orange Empire League first team selection and led the squad to the 2010 CCAA State Championship.
He then played two years at Westmont College, where he was a part of back-to-back 25-win seasons from 2010-12.
Coach Arturo Ormond
Arturo Ormond has been an Assistant Basketball Coach at Easter Washington University from 2001-2023.View Arturo's Bio ⟩
He was also was an assistant at UTEP, Fresno State, Centenary College, Maryland Eastern Shore, Texas-Pan American, and Tuskegee University.
Arturo has extensive high school basketball head coaching experience and winning pedigree, winning 3 Valley championships and Coach of the Year in 2009.
Complete Skills I: June 17-21
Complete Skills II: July 8-12
Complete Skills III: July 15-19
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30am
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-12PM
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
● Athletic, on-court clothing
● Athletic shoes
● Water bottle
● Packed lunch and snacks
● Small gym bag/backpack
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.
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
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.
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Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Morning Stretch/Attendance
- 9:30 AM Dribble Series
- 10:30 AM Instructional Drills
- 10:45 AM Shooting Drills
- 11:15 AM Passing drills
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:00 PM Instructional Drills
- 1:30 PM Scrimmages
- 3:00 PM Campers Depart
July 18, 2023: Interaction with the UP Pilots basketball players. What a wonderful group of young men! My son was excited to see them every day and VERY happy on the signing day!
June 22, 2023: My child has come home so happy each day from his experience.
July 18, 2023: Everything. They really knocked this out of the park.
A memorable experience.
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Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.