A busy weekend for Callisburg’s Devin Greer led to an invitation to one of the top amateur basketball camps in the nation.

After competing in a seven-on-seven football tournament in Keller recently, Greer went to Austin and played three basketball games in a single day.

With players from all over the state, he was competing for 38 spots in the USA Junior Nationals basketball camp and tournament, set for June 24-30 in Columbus, Ohio. He will be one of the more than 1,600 players from the United States and Canada to attend the camp and compete in the tournament.

According to its web site, the camp provides one of the top amateur competitions in the United States and offers its program to athletes who have a high talent level in basketball and want to develop their skills and techniques through the statewide, national and international competitions. “This is a unique opportunity for athletes like Greer to improve their basketball talent through highly organized competition. Information about participating athletes is provided to educational institutions throughout the U.S. and Canada for possible scholarship opportunities,” the web site stated.

Greer said he is really looking forward to going and competing with some of the top athletes in North America.

“They took 38 players from the state tryouts in Austin,” Greer said Tuesday afternoon. “Because I played in the seven-on-seven tournament the day before,” he said, “I was a little tired. But I thought I played pretty well. I was really excited when I found out that I was chosen for the camp.”

Greer won’t have much time for sight seeing when he goes to Ohio. “We will practice or be playing games from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., every day,” he said.

“It is going to be a great experience and I am looking forward to getting instruction from college coaches,” Greer said.

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