Eastside coach to hold July hoops camp

COVINGTON -- Eastside head basketball coach Gregory Freeman will be conducting a skills camp for players of all skill levels starting Monday July 9.

The $65 three-day camp will be from 9 a.m. until noon for players ages 6-17 and all skill levels. A water bottle and T-shirt or a basketball will be provided for each camper.

The younger players will learn basic skills in dribbling, passing and playing defense. The intermediate level players will be broken down into various groups and stations where they will expand their level of play.

The high school age players and the more advanced younger players will learn about what it takes to play at the next level.

"We'll be teaching the kind of skill drills that all the college coaches use when they evaluate high school talent," Freeman said. "We'll talk about the fundamentals of playing basketball and what colleges look for."

The camp is open for all players regardless of where they go to school.

"This camp is a way to help all the kids," Freeman said. "It will show the certain way you have to play in order to be the best you want to be. It's for anybody that wants to be a better basketball player. Since nobody is in our region, it's open."

In his first year as the Eagles' head coach, Freeman led the Eastside boys to a winning record, at 15-14 and 11-5 in Region 4-AAA, for the second time in the school's history. Freeman will be helped out at the camp by several current and former players.

Those interested in attending the camp can register online through the a link from the Eastside High School website or they can register the day of the camp. Registration forms can also be obtained at the school.