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It's basketball time in Lake Oswego

Marshall Cho's final basketball camp kicks off next week at LOHS

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Participants beam at the first session of the Lake Oswego Boys Basketball Summer Camp session. One more session of the camp is available next week for grades 3-9.The last Lake Oswego Boys Basketball Summer Camp will start making hoop dreams come true on July 11 in the Lake Oswego High School gym.

Students will learn the fundamentals of basketball, particularly shooting, through drills, practice time with coaches and daily games at the camp, which is for students in grades 3-9; it will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Monday to Friday, July 11-15.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - A camper takes a shot.The camps are organized through the Lake Oswego School District’s Community School, which offers extracurricular and summer sports and academic activities for children, as well as programs for adults. The director of the Lake Oswego Boys Basketball Summer Camps, Marshall Cho, is an expert in the sport, with international experience.

“Campers should show up each day with a great attitude, an open mind and a desire to learn and have fun,” says a course description. “Coach Cho, his staff and both current and former Laker players will be instructing each camper and expect them to work hard and be respectful of fellow campers as well as the staff.”

Cho is the head boys basketball coach at LOHS. He has served as an assistant coach at DeMatha Catholic High School in Maryland and on the support staff for USA Basketball, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization and the national governing body for women’s and men’s basketball. He also served as a coach and instructor for the Mozambique National Basketball Federation and as varsity boys basketball coach at the American International School of Mozambique.

There were 108 participants at the two camps Cho held June 20-24, and 80 participants at his camp last week. (The camp is on hiatus this week because the Fourth of July created a shorter week.) “We’ve had great turnouts for the first two sessions,” Cho said.

Participants should wear a T-shirt, shorts and non-marking gym shoes; locker room facilities will be available on-site. Hats, jewelry and beloved personal basketballs should be left at home, but campers should bring a labeled water bottle and snacks every day. All campers will receive a T-shirt.

LOHS is located at 2501 Country Club Road. The camp costs $125. To contact Cho, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Learn more online at www.lolakers.com/BoysHoopCamp or www.losdcommunityschool.com.

— Jillian Daley