Franklin Monroe Boys Basketball Camp Continues To Grow

Jets host more than 50 campers at summer boys basketball camp

The Franklin Monroe boys basketball program under the direction of veteran head coach Troy Myers held three day camp for boys interested in bettering their skills and knowledge of the game with aspirations of playing basketball for the Jets and other schools in the area as well.

“We are thankful for the opportunity to hold the camp again and to enjoy a gym full of people playing the game and having fun doing it,” Myers stated. “Our staff is teaching for the right reasons and is certainly broadening the foundation for what can be built in the years ahead,”

The Jets hosted more than 50 you campers in the schools Hanger as the number in camp continue to rise each year.

“The camp was competitive with kids from several different districts attending as the numbers in camp continue to rise,” said Myers, “even with the absence of last year’s camp.”

The FM Jets high school and junior high coaching staff along with current high school basketball players were present to conduct the camp.

“Those young kids are obviously the future of the program,” said Coach Myers. “Our staff and players did an excellent job teaching fundamental skills as well as bits and pieces of the values we are convicted about.”

“Among those coaches, several got to take a team of their own and lead them throughout the skill work or competitions,” Myers added. “You could see how much those kids loved that.”


A Franklin Monroe camper drives around defender at the Jets boys basketball camp.
A Jets camper puts up a jumper at the school's basketball camp.
A camper looks for a rebound in the Jets boys basketball camp.
A Franklin Monroe boys basketball camper works on dribbling skills at the programs basketball camp.
Campers compete at the Franklin Monroe Jets boys basketball camp.
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at or 937-459-9547.

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