HELENA — Carroll Women’s basketball hosted 18 high school player for the Fighting Saints’ first ever ‘Elite Prospect Camp’ Friday at the Carroll College P.E. Center.
There wasn’t really a structure on how to proceed with the camp given it’s the first time the Saints have hosted, but head coach Rachelle Sayers knew by hosting the camp that she would get a chance to see players she might not normally see in the recruiting process.
“We thought what better way to do it than just kind of limit this to 25 participants, only high schoolers and see how it goes? We got 18 our first time out, so we’re pretty excited about it. It’s a great group,” Sayers said. “We kind of just felt like it was a big need to for us to maybe be able to see some kids we normally wouldn’t see.”
The learning wasn’t just limited to the court. Players got a chance to tour the Carroll College campus, learn more about the recruiting process and ask questions about playing collegiate basketball.
The main focus of questions? Finding a balance between basketball, life and school.
“The biggest questions that these guys had were, ‘How do they balance this? How do they do this? How are they able to do everything that they want to do and what does that look like?'” Sayers said.
The Fighting Saints women’s basketball team will host an overnight camp for girls ranging from 4th-12th grade in mid-July.