June 19, 2003 at 4:10 p.m.
Several basketball players from grades 5-12 turned out to Hall’s camp three day camp last Tuesday to learn about his basketball shooting system. The results were impressive on both sides.
“I walked away with a very favorable experience,” stated Hall. “It’s obvious that somebody is spending a lot of time with the youth at Chisago Lakes. My goals were to help them work on the small aspects of their game and I found that the kids were paying attention, working hard, and have a great attitude. Attitude is the most important thing. Kids with good attitudes are the easiest to teach.”
The Hall-O-Fame basketball camp is offered throughout the upper Midwest, mainly in Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Now three years strong, last weeks camp was just the second one put on in Minnesota. That’s a pattern that Hall would like to upgrade.
“Minnesota is an easy drive for me and I would like to get more camps in Minnesota in the future,” commented Hall. “I hope to come back to Chisago Lakes next year but that’s up to them. The kids are dedicated and have a good attitude.”
Herb Jangor, Chisago Lakes boys basketball head coach agrees. “Anytime you can bring in someone like that, with 20 plus years of experience into the community, it’s going to benefit your program,: said Jangor. “We hope he can make it back, but even with the camp, it’s not making us better unless the kids follow the instructions and work hard. If the kids follow the booklet they got and get better, our program can really take a huge step forward.”