Luol Deng Announces Invite-Only Top 50 Camp -

Luol Deng Announces Invite-Only Top 50 Camp

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Great Britain and Cleveland Cavaliers star Luol Deng has announced an invite-only top 50 camp for the best up and coming talent in the country.

The DENG Camp TOP 50 will take place from the 20th-22nd August 2014 at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre and feature hand-picked players by national team and club team coaches.

“We have always looked at doing a camp for the most talented kids in the UK and now seems a better time than ever to do it,” Deng said referring to the recent funding cuts, in a statement on his website this morning.

“The selected players will take part in a 3-day camp to give them an idea of what the next level is like. I’m excited to see the camp go in this direction and I truly believe this will have a huge impact on these players and UK basketball.”

Under-16 and Under-17 USA Basketball Head Coach Donshowalter and Luol’s high school coach from Blair Academy, Joe Mantegna, will headline the coaching team for the camp which will also include a number of the best coaches from the UK.

Individual drills, combine testing, classroom analysis, strength and conditioning and competitive games will all take place at the camp, which will produce a top 50 rankings list at the end of it.

“I’ve been involved with the DENG Camp since it started in 2005 and it really has grown from strength to strength,” said Camp Director Steve Vear.

“This year we all felt it was the right direction to take it to a Top 50 camp. This summer is a new direction for us but we feel it’s the right way to maintain and enhance the elite game here.”

For more information vist Luol’s official website.

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