Casper College men’s basketball holds camp for high schoolers

Published: Jul. 2, 2022 at 12:48 AM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Every high school basketball player dreams of sitting in front of their classmates and teammates and signing their name on the dotted line. It’s the start of a college basketball journey.

The Casper College men’s basketball team gave high schoolers a glimpse of what it’s like after signing day. On Thursday, the T-Birds held an elite camp for high schoolers inside the Swede.

High school hoopers were given the opportunity to run through drills led by Shaun Gutting, Casper College’s head coach, and Lester Stewart, Gutting’s assistant. They also had the chance to run up and down with some of the T-Birds and mix it up on the floor.

Dalton Peterson, a Casper College guard and Encampment native, said he loves giving back, especially to kids from his home state, which is why he was out there. “I know the hardships and how tough it is to get recruited [out of Wyoming],” said Peterson after finishing up Thursday. “[To] prove to coaches that you can play and so any chance I can get to help other Wyoming kids that have that same dream I’m all about it.”

Peterson also had some advice for any high school players out there trying to get recruited and make it to the next level.

“Just stay the course, [and] make sure you always see the bigger picture. It’s not enough to be the best guy on your team or even one of the top guys in the state because there are so many other guys out there around the country that are bigger, faster, stronger, and better that coaches are looking for. So you gotta do everything you can to stand out and be able to compete when your name is called.

“The biggest thing I can say is [to] just be the hardest worker in every gym that you go in. Be the guy who shows up first. Be the guy who leaves last and outworks everybody in practice. Do the little things that coaches notice that separate yourself.”

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