Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be a member of the Utah Jazz?
What is the severity of the court? How much time do they spend in the weight room? What kind of food do they eat? What do they do for fun?
Thanks to Utah Jazz, you can now find out.
September 8-10, Jazz offers a fantasy camp for three days and two nights with Utah alumni, owners, CEOs, and coaching staff.
Anyone over the age of 21 will be able to personally interact with members of the organization and learn what it’s like to be an NBA player. The camp includes accommodations at the Grand America Hotel, and participants will play on the courts at the Utah Jazz training facility at Zion’s Bank Basketball Camp.
Two ex-NBA stars who know what it means to be a member of the jazz are Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer – and they’ll be there throughout fantasy camp. They will place participants in drills, training, and competitions – all while serving as sound boards for those curious about life in the league.
After a successful college career that included a national championship while at Duke, Boozer was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2002. After averaging 15.5 points and 11.4 rebounds per game in his sophomore year, Boozer became a restricted free agent – eventually agreeing On a six-year contract with the Jazz Company.
His first two seasons at Utah State did not go as planned, as he suffered countless injuries that did not allow the strength forward to play to his full potential. But once he was healthy and entering his third year with the team, Bowser blossomed into an All-Star star.
He averaged double (rebounds) over the next four years, including back-to-back All-Star appearances. He finished his career with an average of 16.2 points and 9.5 rebounds, which rose to 19.3 points and 10.5 rebounds with the Jazz.
After starring in Illinois, Williams immediately became Utah’s future starting guard and Bowser’s teammate after being ranked third in 2005. After a rookie season in which he moved back and forth from the bench to the start, he broke out the following year by achieving An average of 16.2 points and a 9.3 helps lead the Jazz to the Western Conference Finals.
He followed that up with four consecutive seasons of double average (point assists), and earned two All-Star nominations with Jazz during that time. Williams finished his career averaging 16.3 points and 8.1 assists per game – raising those numbers to 17.3 points and 9.1 assists in his six seasons with Utah.
Not only will attendees have the opportunity to be trained by these legendary jazzers, but they will also be able to speak with owner Ryan Smith and general manager Justin Zanic. They will also participate in a roundtable with Utah coaches, to discuss the best points of the game and the upcoming season.
Other highlights include the NBA Combine Testing session, lunch prepared by team chef Anthony Zamora, and an evening at TopGolf with Williams, Boozer, and other staff members.
The three-day event has a busy schedule – beginning with check-in at the Grand America Hotel on Thursday, and ending with a photo and autograph session with Boozer and Williams on Saturday.