The first week of June, Mercer's Susie Gardner hosted her weekend of basketball camps. This go round it's Coach Bob Hoffman's turn to pull out the orange and black welcome carpet to the University Center.
After a Saturday midday, slam dunk contest more than forty high school teams from across Central Georgia and the state took to the hardwood scrimmaging one another in game like conditions with officials.
This is the summer conditioning season for many GISA and GHSA basketball teams across the state and Mercer is a very popular host site for such a camp. Coach Bob Hoffman, who is in his sixth season with the Bears, has been enjoying the role of host, while eyeballing some potential recruits. He says events like these never get old and benefit his team as well.
Hoffman adds, "This is a great opportunity for us to give back. Our guys are able to work and be around these kids. It's an opportunity for us to get in some team building, working these camps. We're blessed to have all of these young men on Mercer Campus this weekend."
The UC boasts 5 courts where all the action takes place. Hoffman wraps up the 3 day camp later on Sunday. If you can't make this team camp, you're in luck. Coach Hoffman has scheduled a second session, June 27th through the 29th.