June 9, 2012
Athens, Ohio — The 2012 Mid-American Conference Tournament MVP D.J. Cooper is taking part this weekend in Chris Paul’s CP3 Elite Guard Camp. The invite-only camp, scheduled until June 11, is in Paul’s hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Some of the collegiate players that will be joining Cooper, a two-time All-MAC selection, this weekend include Ryan Boatright of Connecticut, Michigan’s Trey Burke, Ohio State’s Aaron Craft, Seth Curry of Duke and Peyton Siva of Louisville. In all, 19 college players will be on hand.
The camp is designed to help high school and college players develop their point guard skills from one not only one of the game’s best guards, but an elite group of instructors that serve as camp counselors. Paul – a five-time NBA all-star and a four-time member of the All-NBA Team – made the full college camp roster announcement on his twitter account Thursday.
Cooper was also recognized this past week by Andy Glockner of Sports Illustrated as one of the most important senior returnees in college basketball for the 2012-13 season.
"Not many mid-major point guards return having won NCAA tournament games in two different seasons, but the Bobcats will be looking for a follow-up from last season's surprise Sweet 16 appearance," commented Glockner.