Ferris State basketball changes date for annual exposure camp

SUPER ZACH: Zach Hankins makes a play for the Bulldogs. (Courtesy photo/Ferris State Athletics

SUPER ZACH: Zach Hankins makes a play for the Bulldogs. (Courtesy photo/Ferris State Athletics

By Ferris State Athletics

BIG RAPIDS — The Ferris State University men’s basketball program, which compiled a school-record 28 wins this past season and captured the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships, has announced a date change for its second major Exposure Camp of the summer.

The camp will now take place on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at FSU’s Jim Wink Arena.

Registration for the camp runs from 8:30-10 a.m. with the camp itself to follow. The cost is only $60 and will include skill sessions, measurables, game play, college evaulation on the FSU campus in addition to an eligibility talk with the FSU compliance office.

The one-day academy will provide an opportunity for the Bulldog coaching staff and other institutions to evaluate potential prospective student-athletes. Skill stations, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 situations will provide valuable performance data throughout the day.

Each camper will also receive lunch, a t-shirt and a water bottle.

For additional details or information, please contact FSU Camp Coordinator Jim Lake at (231) 250-3283.

Additional information and online registration for all FSU Athletics Summer Camps can be found online at: www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com/camps/index.htm.

This season, Ferris State head coach Andy Bronkema led FSU to the NCAA Midwest Regional semifinals as the Bulldogs beat seventh-seeded Truman State (Mo.) 86-78 in the opening round of the national tournament before falling to GLIAC foe Findlay 68-63 in the second round on March 12 at Knights Hall in Louisville, Ky.

Ferris State set a school record this year by winning 28 games, which represents the most wins in nearly 90 seasons of Bulldog Basketball. FSU also won the GLIAC regular-season and tournament championships in the same year for the first time in school history. The league tourney title was FSU’s third in a row as the Bulldogs advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive year. FSU also won a school-record 18 conference games this past year.

The Bulldogs, who finished 28-5 overall this season, will return all but a single senior next season.

In four seasons under Bronkema’s direction, the Bulldogs have compiled an overall record of 85-40. FSU has made three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, claimed three consecutive GLIAC Tournament Championships, twice reached the NCAA Midwest Region semifinals, claimed a league regular-season title and also reached the NCAA Division II Sweet 16 once in his tenure. The Bulldogs have also been ranked in the top 25 nationally each of the last three years and led the nation in blocked shots each of the past two campaigns.

Over the last three seasons, the Bulldogs own a 75-24 overall record, which represents the greatest three-run year in school history.

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