NBA Point Guard John Lucas III & HSBCAMPS Team Up For Youth Basketball

Chicago Bulls Standout Becomes HSBCAMPS Latest NBA Summer Staff Acquisition

America's fastest growing youth basketball initiative is making some big moves in 2012: in size, giving, and now in stature. Released late this evening, HSBCAMPS announced that Chicago Bulls standout point guard John Lucas III, has become the organizations latest NBA staff acquisition. Lucas becomes the second active National Basketball Association player to join HSB's expanding staff in the last five days. Joining the likes of New Orleans Hornets forward Carl Landry and former Houston Rockets forward Mike Harris, Lucas will team up with HSBCAMPS staff of collegiate and professional players and coaches to mentor, train, and educate an up and coming generation of aspiring young ball players.

A solid contributor on this years Chicago Bulls roster, Lucas embodies the HSB brand of Hard Work, Sacrifice, and Belief that anything is possible, overcoming the odds and his critics, landing himself some long awaited job security in the NBA. Following a decorated collegiate career at Oklahoma State, Lucas went undrafted in 2005, and has spent the last seven years bouncing between NBA, D-League, and International rosters before finally making his mark in Chicago in 2011.

"John Lucas embodies what our program and our message is all about," shared HSBCAMPS Director Carson Sofro. "He is living proof that with some hard work, perseverance, and dedication anything is possible and we are ecstatic to have him on our staff for 2012 and beyond."

Joining former Houston Rockets Forward Mike Harris and the rest of the HSBCAMPS staff, Lucas will be in attendance when HSBCAMPS dribbles into New Braunfels, Texas June 7, 2012. For more information or to register for this location, contact or visit Availability is very limited.

HSBCAMPS (Hard Work, Sacrifice, Believe) is America's fastest growing youth basketball initiative and leader in bringing young basketball players of all ages face-to-face with the pros. Officially founded in December 2008 by Director Carson Sofro, HSBCAMPS has provided a world-class basketball training experience to more than 2,500 young student athletes in various locations throughout the western United States. Committed to giving back, a portion of all camp proceeds are donated to schools and non-profits, as well as the HSBCARES fund through which, HSBCAMPS has been able to award camp scholarships, support basketball programs for physically challenged and deprived children, and provide public schools and youth programs with vital basketball equipment necessary to operate at the highest level. For more information or to register, visit