USA Basketball Fantasy Camp

By Phillip Pyle

Have you ever wanted to experience what it was like to be apart of USA Basketball? What about staying at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, how does that sound? Would you enjoy getting yelled at by Kom Boeheim, or P.J. Carleismo? Do you have $7500 dollars burning a hoe in your pocket?

If you answered yes to these questions then USA Basketball has a nice Nike duffle bag with your name on it.  From the press release: (via Slam)

Many of the biggest names in coaching will be on hand to give the ultimate basketball enthusiast the exclusive opportunity to experience being a member of the USA National Team during the inaugural USA Basketball Fantasy Camp from July 23-25 in Las Vegas.

Participants will have three full days of intense on-court action at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center and receive hands-on instruction and coaching from the likes of Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, Kentucky’s John Calipari, Florida’s Billy Donovan, Gonzaga’s Mark Few, Miami’s Jim Larrañaga, Grand Canyon’s Dan Majerle, Washington’s Lorenzo Romar, Villanova’s Jay Wright and camp director P.J. Carlesimo.

“This is about being a part of the ultimate team and experiencing what it feels like to represent your country,” said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball Chairman. “The Fantasy Camp will provide a select few with a real-life opportunity to be a part of the preparation for 2016.”

Included in the fantasy schedule, participants will have access to watch a session of the private annual USA Basketball National Team training camp as the NBA’s elite players train for future international competitions. The culmination of the three days will be the camp’s championship game and medal ceremony held as part of the USA Basketball Showcase in front of a crowd at the Thomas & Mack Center.

All participants in the fantasy camp will join the USA Basketball National Team members as guests at the world famous Wynn Las Vegas.  Off the court, Fantasy guests will have the opportunity to attend networking and social functions each evening with USA Basketball players and special guests.  Participants will also receive an exclusive USA Basketball Nike apparel and footwear package.

Fantasy Camp registrants must be at least 35 years or older to participate.  Rooms, meals and ground transportation will be provided as part of the event.

This sounds like an amazing experience, aside from when you turn the ball over in that championship game and the reward is Coach K screaming at you. Also the wind sprints in practice have to be priceless.