It’s nowhere near basketball season yet, but there are a couple of dates that involve the Kilgore College men’s basketball program that are of interest, and coming up pretty soon.
The program will host a couple of tryout days – one of them is next Saturday – and the annual Brian Hoberecht Camp starts Monday, July 13.
The program will actually have two tryout dates this summer. The first is next Saturday, July 11, and the other, Saturday, Aug. 1, both beginning at 1 p.m. and both at Masters Gym (registration will start at noon on both days). The tryouts are open to any college-age basketball player with eligibility. The cost is $20 to try out, and is paid before the session begins, either with cash, or a check payable to coach Hoberecht.
All Centers of Disease Control (CDC) guidelines will be followed for social distancing, health and safety.
Obviously, the object of trying out is to make the Rangers men’s basketball team. Although no decisions will be announced the days of camp, coaches will evaluate talent and performances and those who draw interest will be contacted.
Athletes should wear rubber-soled basketball shoes, shorts and a T-shirt to the tryout.
Also, Kilgore College’s boys basketball camp is set for Monday, July 13, through Thursday, July 16, also at Masters from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. The cost is $100 per student, and it’s open for boys ages five through 17. All CDC guidelines will be followed at this camp, as well, for safety and social distancing.
Registration will be held that first day at 8:30 a.m., and the fee includes a camp ball, camp T-shirt, awards and lunch each day. Snacks and drinks will be available affordably during break times.
This year, there won’t be a camp game on the last day, due to coronavirus safety.
Campers should bring appropriate workout clothes, such as basketball shorts, shoes, a shirt and socks, and some money for concessions.
The camp will, of course, be directed by Hoberecht and assistant coaches, as well as other college coaches and current KC players.