READING, PA – Hoop Group Elite is kicking off their 2012 summer camp season with the Academic Elite camp, which is scheduled to begin on June 28, 2012. Many of the nation’s top academically-motivated high school student-athletes will gather on the campus of Albright College for the four-day camp.
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All participants must hold at least a 3.2 GPA in order to qualify for Academic Elite camp and provide a letter of recommendation from a school guidance counselor. Players will be given high-level basketball instruction from Hoop Group’s qualified camp staff, face stiff competition from other campers, and put themselves on college coaches’ and scouting services’ radars.
Players will get a hands-on experience with ESPN college basketball analyst and former Division I head coach Fran Fraschilla, fresh off his time at NBA EuroCamp where he evaluated players in the 2012 NBA Draft. Players will also take part in interactive classroom sessions and film breakdowns.
College Pursuit, a valued partner of Hoop Group, will offer their expertise to players, educating them on the intricacies of the college admissions process as they work towards fulfilling their dream of playing college basketball.
“The competition level at Academic Elite is the best at any academic camp in the country. This camp is going to prepare these kids to play in college. The coaching staff is second to none,” said Kevin Driscoll, Director of Academic Elite camps. “The entire staff is made up of coaches from highly prestigious schools, and they do a great job.”
Academic Elite camp is expected to draw at least 75 coaches to Albright, and coaches from Cal Tech, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, Haverford, Middlebury, Moravian, Swarthmore, Trinity College, and Washington College have already confirmed their attendance. A complete list of colleges in attendance will be posted on HoopGroup.com.
Hoop Group’s digital media team will be providing coverage of all camp sessions, including Academic Elite. Keep up with the camp by visiting HoopGroup.com, following @TheHoopGroup on Twitter, liking The Hoop Group on Facebook, and searching for the #BeElite hashtag on Twitter.