PRAIRIE CITY - Prairie City High School basketball coach Denis Fast announces the Panthers will be hosting the Road Master Basketball Camp in the high school gym on July 24-26.

The camp is open to all basketball players in grades 7-12 from around the area and will be conducted by Barry Adams and Nick Robertson.

Adams and Robertson have 80 years of combined experience and have been selected Oregon coach of the year six times.

The pair have co-coached the Oregon High School All-star teams for 23 straight years and originated the Les Schwab Tournament, which they continue to be a part of.

In addition, Adams and Robertson co-coached the Oregon AAU All-stars against the Russian National U-19 team in 1993 and also coached at the Olympic Festival in Chapel Hill, N.C., and Colorado Springs, Colo.

"Barry and Nick know the game of basketball, and when I talked to them, they were really excited about coming to Eastern Oregon to conduct a camp," Fast said.

Adams has 656 career wins as a high school coach and was inducted into the National High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1998.

He has taken his teams to the Oregon state tournament 16 times, and this is the 17th year he has conducted summer basketball camps.

Robertson is a graduate of the University of Oregon and has been a boys basketball coach for 40 years, amassing a total of 683 wins. He is the current head coach at Beaverton High School, where his teams have gone to the state tournament 20 times and have been the Metro League Champions 10 times.

Robertson built the Oregon-Washington All-star series and was the head coach for the McDonald's All-American and Capital Classic games.

He has run the Multnomah Athletic Club Youth Camps for the past 19 years.

At Prairie City, the boys' camp will be conducted noon-5 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, July 25.

On Monday, July 26, the girls session will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The cost of the boys' two-day camp is $85 per player and the fee for the girls is $75.

"The price for the camps are good deals compared to what some other camps charge," Fast said. "Anyone from the area is welcome to attend, but we are going to have to limit the number of players to 50 boys and 50 girls."

For more information or to register, call Fast at (541) 446-3332 or Prairie City High School at (541) 820-3314.

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