Rocklin, Calif. – William Jessup University head men's basketball coach Lance Von Vogt is pleased to announce former University of Southern California basketball coach Bob Cantu as a guest speaker at the 2013 Nike Basketball Camp at William Jessup University next week. The public, parents, area coaches and athletes are invited to hear Coach Cantu speak from 11:00 am to noon on Monday in the Warrior Arena.
"We strive for excellence in everything we do at WJU Basketball and this Nike Camp is no different for us. Having exceptional guest coaches like Bob Cantu share their expertise with our campers is a blessing and aligns directly with our standard of excellence," stated Coach Von Vogt.
Cantu brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to share as he spent twelve successful seasons on the Trojan's bench and has coached at the collegiate level for 17 years. Last season, he was promoted to interim head men's basketball coach in January and led the Trojans to a 7-8 finish with victories over #11 Arizona and arch rival UCLA on the road. The Pac-12 conference honored Cantu twice in his seven weeks as head coach as the conference Coach of the week. During his tenure, Cantu helped develop eleven Trojans who played or are currently playing in the NBA, including five first round draft picks from 2007-2011, which was the most of any Pac-12 school. The Trojans reached five NCAA tournaments, including a sweet sixteen appearance during Cantu's tenure. He has been recognized by Hoopscoop as one of the top 25 assistant coaches in the country for the last six years. Cantu is known as one of the premier recruiters in the country as he played a big role in USC's transformation with the #1 recruiting class in the nation in 2007. Prior to USC, Cantu served as an assistant coach at Sacramento State University. He also served at Cal Poly and Cuesta College and Mission Prep High School. He founded the Bob Cantu Fundamental Basketball camps in his hometown of Paso Robles in 1997. His camps have helped over 7,000 kids improve their skills over the last sixteen years.
Over 100 basketball campers will hit the court next week to improve their skills from the Warriors coaching staff and players. The overnight camp runs through Thursday afternoon.