GREAT FALLS – For a second year in a row, Great Falls native and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Josh Huestis is hosting a basketball camp in his home state – but this summer he’s adding an extra weekend camp in Bozeman.
Huestis announced the dates on his website Saturday evening and opened registration for boys and girls aged 9-17. The camp in Great Falls will be held July 9-12 across three venues, CM Russell High school, East Middle School and West Elementary.
The next weekend, Josh and the clinicians will host a camp in Bozeman July 16-19 at Bozeman High School. Registration costs $250, and the camp will run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily. Each camper receives instruction from Huestis and the other coaches, an autograph from Josh, a t-shirt and a photo opportunity.
“Growing up in Great Falls, I always dreamt of giving back to the community if I reached the highest level,” Josh said in a promo video on the website. “Having the chance to come here and teach kids that are really eager to learn is so much fun. We had a great turnout (last year) and I think every kid learned a lot. I think they’re going to get better and continue to get better and we want to expand going forward.”
Along with Huestis, the camp directors are Reid Tramelli, former UGF coach Steve Silsby, CMR head coach John Cislo and Bozeman head coach Wes Holmquist.
Huestis is in his third year with the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. He’s played in 64 games this season, starting 10. He was selected in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft after a record setting career at Stanford.
The 6-foot-7 forward was a two time Montana Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year at CMR and led the Rustlers to back-to-back Class AA state championships in 2009 and 2010.
For more information on the youth camp and to register, visit jhuestisbasketball.com