AREA STANDOUTS ON GIRLS’ SIDE HIGHLIGHT BT CAMP’S 2ND WEEK
July 28, 2019
There are very few things Brian Thomas loves more than teaching the game of basketball.
The amount of hours the Sparta native and ex-East Stroudsburg player spends working out players individually, on his AAU teams, and watching those same kids play over the winter can attest to that.
And this past week, it was yet another BT Summer Basketball Camp at the Sparta PAL, only this time it was the up-and-coming girls hoopsters in the area.
Approximately 30 grade-school campers attended this past week’s camp, and some of Thomas’ prized pupils on the girls side were helping him run things smoothly for this edition of camp.
“We run the same kind of template for our girls camp compared to our boys camp last week,” Thomas said. “The dynamic is a little different with the girls because they are all excited to play and absorb everything we coach. This group features more middle-school level players compared to the mix we had last week.”
Skill work is a staple of any basketball camp, and Thomas’ came no different. He had recently graduated local standouts Tyra Wingle (High Point) and Emily Dilger (Sparta) — along with ex-Hopatcong 1,000 point woman and current Centenary graduate assistant coach Heather Yaros — helping him out as counselors along the way.
All three had connections to Thomas in their playing days.