Kortum heads up youth basketball camp

  A youth basketball camp is being offered to students from elementary grades through high school. The three-day camp will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 24, 25 and 26. The camp is spearheaded by Terry High School girls basketball coach Sharilyn Kortum.

Kindergarten through fifth grade players will meet from 9 a.m. to noon, while sixth through 12th grades students will gather 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Terry High School gymnasium. Boys and girls are welcome. Registration fee is $40.
Players will be taught the fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, rebounding and defense. 
This year’s camp will also include the assistance of Rachel Semansky, who concluded one of the best careers in the history of Montana State University women’s basketball this winter. The Highwood native posted numerous accolades both on and off the court. On the floor, the 6-foot post player became one of only two Bobcat players to ever record over 1,300 points and 800 rebounds. Semansky finished her career second on the all-time MSU rebounding chart with 887 boards, and was eighth in career scoring with 1,351 points. In all, she is ranked among the top 10 in nine separate career statistical categories at MSU. Off the court, Semansky was a two-time Academic All-America and a four-time Big Sky Conference All-Academic honoree. Last month, she was named MSU’s Big Sky Conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Another athlete who is being planned to be on hand to help young players learn the basics of basketball is Torrie Cahill, who played for Miles Community College and was a top player for Carroll College.
For more information about the camp please call Kortum at (406) 951-3698.

Published July 17, 2013

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