This is a great opportunity for us to combine our online tools with Five-Star's reputation and outreach to help us promote high school athletes and college basketball scholarship hopefuls
Raleigh/Durham, NC (PRWEB) May 29, 2008
The basketball camp that produced such NBA stars as Michael Jordan, Lebron James and Dwayne Wade is partnering with the country's premier high school athletics recruiting website to get its student athletes noticed.
As part of the exclusive, multi-year partnership PrepChamps will feature every high school athlete participating in one of Five-Star Basketball's summer camps on its website. Athletes will set up an account and profile on http://www.PrepChamps.com that will contain feature footage from the athletes' experience at the FiveStar camps, as well as photos, statistical and academic information. Coaches and recruiters can then get a glimpse of the talented players that attend Five-Star camps each year.
"We see future stars every year at Five-Star camps. This partnership will help those kids to get recognized and get recruited," says Leigh A. Klein, CEO of Five-Star Basketball.
Five-Star Basketball camps feature college and professional coaches looking to provide guidance, mentorship and knowledge to college basketball hopefuls. Legendary coaches Rick Pitino and Bobby Knight have coached at the camps. PrepChamps.com will showcase student athletes and also provide coaches with a tool to verify and track NCAA eligibility and compliance with PrepChamps' NCAA-Guided Clearinghouse Checklist that is available within each athlete's profile.
"This is a great opportunity for us to combine our online tools with Five-Star's reputation and outreach to help us promote high school athletes and college basketball scholarship hopefuls," says Jeremy Rohrs, Partner and Director of Basketball Operations at PrepChamps.
More than 80 active NBA players are alumni of Five-Star camps, including current stars Carmello Anthony and Vince Carter and legends Isaiah Thomas and Moses Malone. Close to 400 campers have played in at least one NBA game.
Five-Star Basketball, Inc. was established in 1966 by Will Klein and Howard Garfinkel with the goal to be the leaders in basketball education providing guidance, mentorship and opportunities to coaches, parents and players. More than 13,000 youth have attended at least one of our summer camp sessions. Over 360 campers have played at least one game in the NBA and over 80 of those players are still active in the NBA including, LeBron James, Carmello Anthony, Ray Allen, Dwayne Wade, and Vince Carter. Retired players include Michael Jordan, Isaiah Thomas, Rick Fox, and Moses Malone just to name a few. In addition, over 280 college coaches began their coaching careers with Five-Star Basketball - ranging from Bobby Knight, Rick Pitino, John Calipari, Al Skinner, Billy Donovan, and Hubie Brown. Fore more information, visit http://www.five-
PrepChamps helps high school athletes improve their chances of getting recognized and recruited. http://www.PrepChamps.com is the premier online platform to connect high school athletes with college recruiters and coaches. Allowing users to create a free online profile, post statistics, show off photos and upload highlight videos, PrepChamps.com has created an online community for athletes, coaches, and fans to interact.