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April 05, 2023

Presented by Kenneth Blakeney, Camp Director

US Sports Camps-Howard University Partnership Launches with New Nike Basketball Camp

Led by coach Kenneth Blakeney, the Nike Boys Basketball Camp at Howard University brings memorable summer camp experiences to the DC area.

SAN RAFAEL, California (April 5, 2023): Just as March Madness intensity hits its peak, US Sports Camps (USSC), the official provider of Nike Sports Camps, proudly announces its partnership with Howard University’s men’s basketball program. One of the largest Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the country, Howard University is the first HBCU partnership for US Sports Camps.

The Nike Boys Basketball Camp at Howard University provides extensive opportunities for developing on-court skills, teamwork, sportsmanship and perseverance from one of the most respected head coaches in college basketball. In a testament to the programs’ strength, the men’s basketball team won the 2023 MEAC conference and participated in the NCAA tournament.

“US Sports Camps is delighted to bring our first HBCU partnership with the Howard men’s basketball team. Kenneth Blakeney is an excellent college coach, and we are thrilled to have him as a partner,” said Seth Roberts, senior director of basketball at US Sports Camps. “He will lead the basketball camp and positively impact the greater DC community by teaching young athletes the game of basketball as well as important life skills.”

A two-time national title winner, Blakeney played for the Duke Blue Devils under coach Mike Krzyzewski. He went on to coach at several Division 1 schools, building a rich and extensive leadership background. In 2019, Blakeney was named Howard’s men’s basketball head coach.

“When I was young, one of the things I looked forward to most was summer basketball camp. It allowed me to develop my skills, compete, and make new friends. When I became a head coach, I wanted these camps to be a crucial facet of our program identity,” said Blakeney. “Providing these outlets for kids in the DC community can be life-changing; it certainly was for me. COVID-19 forced us to cancel our programs the last few summers, which makes me all the more excited for their return. We aim to provide the best Nike Sports Camp experience in the DMV.”

Registration for the Nike Boys Basketball Camp at Howard University opens on [Date, time]. Interested players, parents, and coaches can visit the website for more information.

About US Sports Camps:

For over 45 years, US Sports Camps has partnered with coaches across the country to produce leading youth sports camps. From traditional sports like basketball and football to activities like eSports and pickleball, US Sports Camps provides athletes with the support they need to develop their skills in a fun, challenging environment.

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