The Grand County High School boys basketball team attended the Colorado Mesa University basketball camp from Monday, June 11, through Thursday, June 14, in Grand Junction, Colorado, with the C team playing 10 games and the junior varsity and varsity team each playing nine. The C team went 3-7; the junior varsity team, playing in the varsity division, went 4-5; and the varsity team went 6-3.
Grand County High School boys basketball coach Scott Horton said the camp was another chance for players who may not play a lot with one another to gain some experience together.
“We played good basketball,” he said. “We played against good teams. We got some really good experience.”
Horton said the junior varsity team got bumped up to the varsity division when they arrived in Grand Junction because another varsity team at the camp wanted to play down a division. Many of the players on the team played on C team and junior varsity, playing close to 20 games in the span of seven days, including the “Rumble in the Jungle” in Cortez, Colorado, last weekend.
“We go to these camps to get to know one another,” Horton said. “The incoming freshmen watch the seniors play. The seniors watch the young guys. That’s how they learn the way we play.”
In the varsity division, the Red Devils went 6-3, placing second in the camp. Horton said Connor Guerrero was the team’s most valuable player of the tournament.
“Connor shot the ball well and he played good defense,” Horton said. “He was our most consistent player of the camp.”
The Red Devil boys wrap up summer play June 26 and 27 at the South Sevier camp, where they’ll play region foes Emery, Manti and host South Sevier in round-robin style play, giving them about a season’s
worth of basketball in about two weeks, Horton said.
In other Red Devil-related news, the 3A coaches released their All-State softball and baseball teams. In softball, sophomore Jaci Shumway was named to the first team, while senior Tyra Robertson was named to the second team. Seniors Alec Williams and Josh Jones were named to the All-State Baseball First Team, while senior Brayden Schultz was named to the second team and senior Bruin Meador earned honorable mention.
Grand participates in second of three summer camps