With one week already complete at the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commissions annual summer basketball camp, young players will be learning from some of the best during the next two weeks.
On Monday, West Virginia University basketball players Gary Browne and Kevin Noreen were on hand to give instructions and run through several different skill drills with campers.
"I just like coming out and helping the kids," said Browne, who will be sophomore this season for the Mountaineers. "I just want to help make them better anyway I can. This is good camp for kids to learn the fundamental skills they need to be successful."
The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Davis
West Virginia basketball players Gary Browne, right, and Kevin Noreen talk to a group of children during the Elkins Parks and Recreation Summer Basketball Camp at Davis & Elkins College on Monday.
The camp, which is scheduled for six weeks, will have several other Mountaineer players on hand giving instruction this week.
On Wednesday, Deniz Kilicli and Aaric Murray are scheduled to take part in the camp. Kilicli is a fan favorite for the Mountaineers, while Murray will be competing for the first time for West Virginia this season.
Murray will be a junior this season after transfering from La Salle after the 2011 basketball season.
As a sophomore, the 6-10 center led Explorers in scoring (15.2) and rebounding (7.7).
Camp director Roy Simms said the kids always enjoy having the Mountaineers basketball players at the camp.
"It's always nice having WVU players down here to help with the camp," Simms said. "The kids love having Mountaineers at the camp and we're happy to get them in here for them. The WVU?players like working with the kids as much as the kids do them, so its a good time for everybody."
More WVU players and even some assistant coaches are expected to be on hand at the camp during the next two weeks.