Matthew Yates was a little worried last week when he had just 10 kids signed up for his first Admiral Basketball Camp.
But the new Danville boys head coach was "ecstatic" after having 40 show up for the camp, which ended today.
"I got a list of kids from last year from coach (former coach Craig) Pippen and made a lot of phone calls Thursday and Friday night. Monday, 30 more showed up," Yates said Tuesday. "I'm absolutely ecstatic about our first camp. The enthusiasm of our players as coaches, and the enthusiasm of the kids at the camp was great.
"Every single kid worked hard and I'm really just proud of the fact we had people turn out. I was really nervous about that because the numbers were looking really low before we got started."
And rather than just teach kids fundamentals most of the camp, then let them play a little bit of 5-on-5, Yates wanted his kids to have fun while learning the fundamentals.