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2016 UK DrillZ and SkillZ Camp featuring Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

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Kentucky head coach John Calipari is excited to announce the inaugural UK DrillZ and SkillZ Camp featuring Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

The UK DrillZ and SkillZ Camp will be broken up into two sessions and is scheduled for Saturday, July 23. The first session is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and the second session will begin at 1:30 p.m. and run until 5:00 p.m. The camp is open to both boys and girls ages 7-17.

The inaugural UK DrillZ and SkillZ Camp will take place July 23 at the Joe Craft Center on the UK campus. (photo by Chris Reynolds)

The inaugural UK DrillZ and SkillZ Camp will take place July 23 at the Joe Craft Center on the UK campus. (photo by Chris Reynolds)

The UK DrillZ and SkillZ Camp is 3.5 hours long and will consist of advanced drills geared to better each camper’s skill level and provide them with routines to further advance their basketball careers. Campers will be pre-assigned to appropriate age/grade level divisions in which all skills work, competitions and games will take place. Skills work will be taught by UK coaches and staff, along with current and former Wildcat players. Each camper will be assigned a team within their respective age groups. Complete camp itineraries, gym schedules, and day camper drop-off and pick-up information will be included in the confirmation email sent to parents prior to the start of camp. Parents are encouraged to visit any of the gym sites to watch their children participate in camp activities.

The cost of the camp is $80 and will be located at the Joe Craft Center on the University of Kentucky campus.

A limited number of spots are available for both sessions and are based on a first-come, first-served basis, with online registration recommended as the fastest and most efficient form of registering campers.

After helping lead the 2011-12 Kentucky Wildcats to their eighth national championship in program history, Kidd-Gilchrist was selected second overall in the 2012 NBA Draft by the then-Charlotte Bobcats. Kidd-Gilchrist has been referenced by Coach Cal as being the ultimate servant leader. Despite battling injuries throughout his first four seasons, Kidd-Gilchrist has averaged 9.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. He was averaging 12.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game last season before going down with a season-ending injury.

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Cancellation policy: The $80 deposit is non-refundable except in the case of injury, illness or mandatory school event. If a cancellation is made for any other reason, tuition will be refunded less the $80 deposit if the cancellation is made before the first day of camp. Once the camp session has begun there will be no refunds, except in the case of injury or illness. This includes the cancellation of practices due to severe weather. The convenience fee associated with online registration is non-refundable.