Rice University Basketball Stars Team Up With HSBCAMPS

Former Collegiate Standouts Join HSBCAMPS Team To Mentor Houston Area Youths & Build Stronger Basketball Communities

Kids . . . Come train with the Rice University Owls at Legends Sports Complex! HSBCAMPS, America's fastest growing youth basketball program will kick off its inaugural summer in the Houston area, with a new location, expanded curriculum, and several local additions to its world-class coaching staff. Today, the nationally expanding program announced that four former Rice University basketball standouts would be on staff for HSBCAMPS upcoming summer sessions at Legends Sports Complex in The Woodlands (June 20-23, 2011). Rice players will include HSBCAMP veteran and Houston Rockets Forward Mike Harris (#33), as well as newcomers JR Harrison, Cliff Ghoram, and Yamar Diene.

The HSBCAMPS Morning Clinic and Day Camp (http://www.hsbcamps.com/camps/houston) will offer boys and girls in the elementary, middle, and high school grades (K-12), the unique opportunity to train one-on-one with these former collegiate athletes as well as NBA players and other select pros. Backed by a "Quality over Quantity" mentality, HSBCAMPS comprehensive curriculum ensures that participants leave camp with extensive knowledge and instruction on every aspects of his or her game. Most impressive of all is an industry leading 8:1 player to coach ratio providing athletes with plenty of individualized attention from all the players and coaches in attendance.

"Seeing first hand what HSBCAMPS was all about, and the time and effort they put into developing every player last year, I knew I wanted a bigger part," shared Rockets Forward Harris, the events Co-Director. "I can't wait to get back on the court and work with the kids again this summer especially here at home."

In addition to Houston, the nationally expanding youth basketball camp will also be serving up high scoring experiences Rockwall, Texas; Forney, Texas; Hailey, Idaho; Boise, Idaho; Twin Falls, Idaho; Bend, Ore.; Medford, Ore.; Park City, Utah; and Bellevue, Wash. For the latest promotional information or to register for either of HSBCAMPS Boise area sessions, visit http://www.hsbcamps.com/camps/houston.

Hot Shot Basketball Camps (HSBCAMPS, LLC.) is America's leader in bringing young basketball players of all ages face-to-face with the pros. Founded in the summer of 2007 by Director Carson Sofro, HSBCAMPS is now gearing up for its fifth campaign and operations throughout the western United States. Sofro, joined by a cast of Collegiate and Professional coaches and players, delivers a world-class basketball experience to kids (Grades 1-12) for a fraction of the price of similar programs. HSBCAMPS is committed to giving back, donating a portion of proceeds to schools and non-profits, as well as the HSBCARES fund. Through the HSBCARES fund, HSBCAMPS is able to award camp scholarships, support basketball programs for disabled and underprivileged children, and provide public schools and youth programs with vital basketball equipment to operate at the highest level. For more information and to register, visit http://www.HSBCAMPS.com.