The 2019 University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior basketball camps got underway on Monday at the Stan Sheriff Center where keiki of all ages hit the court with members of the UH Basketball team.
Among the players serving as coaches for the camp is incoming freshman, recent Saint Francis graduate Kameron Ng.
The 2-time Gatorade State Player of the Year who joins the Rainbows as a preferred walk-on has come full-circle. The Kaneohe native was once a camp participant and now serves as an instructor, making his first official activity as a UH basketball player that much more special.
“It’s kind’ve crazy. I think I was maybe 4 or 5 years old I was at this exact camp. It was in Gym 1 maybe though, but still yet to just to be able to be the coach now to pass down my knowledge it’s like kind’ve just trippy. You know you don’t expect coming out of Kaneohe, Hawaii you don’t expect to be playing division 1 basketball but it feels good to be here,” Ng told KHON2 Sports Director Rob DeMello.
“It feels good you know just cause I grew up in Hawaii you know had a lot of people help me out so for me to be able to give back to all these kids from Hawaii you know just tell them like you know I’m from Hawaii too you know, and they can make it to play division 1 basketball they can play basketball at the highest level you know it feels good,” added Ng.
Ng, who will be one of four Rainbow Warriors from Hawaii on the 2019-20 roster, joining fellow incoming freshman Jessiya Villa of Kahuku, fellow former Red Raider junior Samuta Avea, and sophomore Zoar Nedd of Kapolei.
“it’s coming up so fast you know just I was like at one point I was thinking about graduating and now I’m thinking about playing you know college basketball and getting college classes already you know. It’s like a wake up call because it’s right around the corner you know we start July 1st, and we’re basketball training still you know. I’m just ready for it all.”
Rainbow Warrior basketball camps are open to any and all participants ages 6-18 and entering grade 12 or lower as of Fall 2019.
Beginning players will focus on fundamental skill development, receive individual coaching, and participate in competitive game play. Experienced players will focus on advanced skill development, team offense and defense, and receive specialized individual coaching.
RAINBOW WARRIOR BASKETBALL CAMP SCHEDULE:
Camp 1: June 3-6 (9AM-3PM)
Camp 2: June 24-27 (9AM-3PM)
Camp 3: July 31 – August 2 (9AM-3PM)
Shooting Clinic: June 7 (9AM-3PM)
All campers will receive a free camp t-shirt, camp photograph, and individual evaluation.