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Knights men’s basketball set to host talent identification camp

Knights men’s basketball set to host talent identification camp

The Niagara College men's basketball program will be hosting a Basketball Identifcation Camp on June 5th at 12:00pm at the Welland Campus Athletic Centre.  The camp is an opportunity for players to showcase their athletic abilities while competing against some of the top prospective OCAA basketball recruits in the province.

Niagara College men's basketball head coach Keith Vassell will be leading and evaluating all talent during the three hour camp. Coach Vassell will be assisted by members of the Knights intercollegiate basketball program and members of his coaching staffs in evaluating attendees via physical testing, skill evaluation, and a 5v5 scrimmage.

Coach Vassell said the goal for this camp is to help identify some of the best athletes in Ontario in a competitive and controlled setting.

"The interest in joining our programs for the upcoming season has been overwhelming" said coach Vassell. "This event will see participants showcase their abilities while competing in physical testing, individual skills, one-on-one situations, and in team system scenarios. I am excited to see the talent and compete levels of these athletes on full display.

Camp Details:

This program is intended to evaluate each player athletically.  The camp is a great opportunity for prospective OCAA basketball players looking to showcase their skills in the pursuit of post-secondary basketball.

Date: Sunday, June 5th

Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Place: Welland Campus Athletic Centre, 300 Woodlawn Road, Welland, ON

Cost:  Registration is FREE and open to all eligible players and ages. Donation of a non-perishable food item is encouraged.

Format: Physical Testing, Skill Assessment, 5v5 Scrimmage *Athletic apparel and footwear is required*

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Keith Vassell enters his third season as head coach for the Niagara College men's basketball program. Coach Vassell has spent the last eight years coaching at post-secondary and professional levels. For 11 seasons, Coach Vassell competed as a member of the Canadian men's national basketball program. 

Email: kvassell@niagaracollege.ca             Phone: 416-886-3498