The Nets will run two camps for kids next month, one at the Barclays Center practice court next week and one out in the Hamptons at the end of August. The Nets three youngest players -- Chris McCullough and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, both 20, and Sergey Karasev, 21 -- will work with the campers as will Jarrett Jack.
The Barclays Center camp will feature McCullough, Hollis-Jefferson and Karasev. It will run Monday through Friday in Brooklyn. Boys and girls 8 through 17 will be able to participate. It's presented by McDonalds, who is providing scholarships for 20 campers. Registration ends Tuesday.
The Hamptons camp will feature McCullough, Hollis-Jefferson and Jack. It will run from August 31 through September 4 at Southampton Town Recreation Center. Youngsters entering the 2015-16 school year from pre-K to eighth grade are eligible to participate. It's run in conjunction with Dribbl, the New York-based basketball program.
Both camps will offer personalized instruction and have two sessions each day. All campers will receive two tickets to a Brooklyn Nets game in November. Campers will also receive Nets camp uniforms and merchandise.
In discussing the Hamptons camp, Brett Yormark noted the Nets' eastward marketing campaign.
"Our brand, since we moved to Brooklyn, has really grown and expanded, and last year we felt that expanding our marketing efforts into the Hamptons was important for us," says Yormark,. "Quite a few of our fans are summering out here, and quite a few of our season-ticket holders reside in the area during the summer."
- Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark Talks Southampton Basketball Camp With Dribbl - Bennett Marcus - Hamptons Magazine