Mercer Island girls junior hoopsters basketball camp returns | Sports brief

Girls looking to get some extra basketball practice in this winter can join the Mercer Island girls basketball program's Junior Hoopsters.

While the Saturday sessions began before Winter Break, the camp is pro-rated, and prices are adjusted for the amount of time the athlete takes part.

The camp, run by the Mercer Island High School girls basketball program, is open to girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. The camp's goals are to help girls learn to play better through learning fundamentals and fun drills.

The camp is held on Saturdays at the Mercer Island High School gym. All camper receive a T-shirt. Current members of the Mercer Island girls basketball select program can attend any or all of the classes for free.

The remaining classes include: Jan. 14, 21, 28 and Feb. 4 and Feb. 11. Girls in kindergarten through second practice from 11 a.m. to noon, while girls in third through fifth grade practice from noon to 1 p.m.

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