Tag Archives: Basketball

All- Star Basketball Game!

13 May

During the all star game practice you will get to meet the coaching staff and players while getting a brief inside on what they will be doing in the game.


Jam with the Bakersfield Jam!

13 May

Bakersfield Jam logo (credit netscoutsbasketball.com)

Bakersfield Jam logo (credit netscoutsbasketball.com)

Looking to watch some semi-pro basketball? Go watch the Bakersfield Jam. The Jam are part of the NBA Developmental league where NBA teams are affiliated with teams in the league. Teams that are affiliated with the Bakersfield Jam are the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Phonix Suns, and Toronto Raptors.

Bakersfield Jam started in 2009 as an expansion team to the NBA Developmental league. The D-league chose to put a team here because of of success of all the Lakers per-season games here. With all the pre-season games success they decided to see if Bakersfield can handle a D-league team first before they chose to but a real NBA team here in Bakersfield.

Though the Jam season is over, they finished with the best record in the Western Division, having winning the Western Division title. The team also finished the season with having six of the players getting All-NBA D-league selections.

With the season over, people will have to wait till November to watch the Bakersfield Jam. The new season starts in November and things look to be good for the Jam with being the defending Western Division champions. Now they look to become NBA D-league champions.

Teaching Fundamental Basketball

20 Apr


[ Rod Barnes (left) Kadar Waller (right) posing for the camera at the basketball camp.]

The CSUB Athletics Department has not yet got to the basketball camp that they will be hosting, but it will be coming soon!!!

The men’s basketball camp goes from June 24-27. Ages range from 8 to 18 years. Campers will arrive at 8 a. m. and leave by 1 p.m. but the coaches will supervise until 5 p.m. The camp will be held in the CSUB Icardo Center.

The basketball summer camp has a lot to offer to kids that live in the Bakersfield community.  Rod Barnes, CSUB men’s basketball head coach, makes sure the camp immerses the camper in the sport, giving them a great focus and intensive workout improvement. The basketball camp is there for the kids to work hard, improve in the activities they are given, and make new friends.

Basketball is a mind game. Not everyone who plays basketball has a basketball I.Q or really knows and understands the game of basketball.

The basketball camp teaches footwork, skill work, improve campers love for the game, and patience.

CSUB men’s basketball camp is a total opposite from any other camp. This camp puts forth a lot of time and engages in a lot of activities with their campers. The coaches try to make the campers enjoy the game of basketball and make sure they understand the basketball principles.