The Rogers State University Boys Basketball Camp will tip off on June 25-28 for kindergarten through ninth grade entering the 2012-13 school year.

Under the direction of second-year RSU head men’s basketball coach Justin Barkley, campers will receive the finest instruction from a former NCAA Division II national champion and Class 3A State Champion.

Barkley was a standout college player on Northeastern State University’s 2003 national championship team. He also helped lead the Inola Longhorns to the Class 3A State Championship in 1998.

The focus of this camp will be placed on fundamentals such as shooting, passing, ball-handling, dribbling and rebounding, as well as defensive skills. Campers will be divided according to grade and skill level.

The cost of the camp is $75 and each session will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the RSU campus facilities as well as the Claremore Super Rec Center. Check-in will be at the Claremore Super Rec Center on June 25 at 8:30 a.m.

Barkley will be assisted by RSU assistants Kyle Blankenship and Chuck Love. Also, campers will receive instruction from current Hillcat basketball players.

Full payment of $75 can be mailed to the following address: Rogers State University, Attn: Men’s Basketball Coach Justin Barkley, 1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK 74017.

For more information, call the RSU men’s basketball office at (918) 343-6804.

RSU Shooting Camp

A shooting camp for high school boys’ basketball players entering the 9th-12th grade will be offered on June 18-20.

The camp will start at 9:30 a.m. and run through 11:30 a.m. inside the Claremore Super Rec Center.

Check-in is set for 9 a.m. on June 18 at the Claremore Super Rec Center.

Barkley and his RSU assistant coaches as well as current players will be on hand to offer instruction.

The cost for the shooting camp is $50.

Area of instruction will focus on: Proper technique, incorporate shot fake, footwork, ball-handling, jump shooting and shooting off the bounce.

Under Barkley’s coaching at RSU, the Hillcats have reached the NAIA Div. I Elite Eight the past two years.

* Barkley was named the 2010-11 Daily Oklahoman Coach of the Year.