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New CWC recruits staffing basketball camp
Jun 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
Isaiah Tademy was anxious all last week.
The incoming Central Wyoming College freshman basketball player wanted to see what his new teammates for the 2012-13 season were going to be like.
Tademy and four of his teammates are in Riverton helping out CWC men's basketball coach Curtis Condie run his basketball camp at Rustler Gym.
"These are going to be the guys that I'm going to be around almost every day, because we are staying in the dorms together," said Tademy Wednesday afternoon.
Tademy, Tyson Lone Bear (6-2, Wind River High School), Ryan Thomas (6-8, Riverton, Utah), Jacob Craft (6-7, Jordan (Utah) High School) and Arik Mawien (6-7, Salt Lake City) were showing off their basketball skills at the camp.
The camp started on Monday and concluded Thursday afternoon.
"We flow good together," said Tademy about his new teammates.
Tademy, who is listed at 6-foot-6, played his high school basketball at West Valley City High School in Salt Lake City.
Tademy was recruited to play basketball at Salt Lake Community College. SLCC has been one of the top-ranked teams in junior college men's basketball the last few years.
"You usually don't go play for the school, but you go play for the coach," Tademy said. "Coach Condie seemed like a really good guy."
Condie was hired June 1, 2011. He came to Riverton after being an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech.
"Coach Condie told me a few things that I liked," Tademy said. "I know that he can make me a better player. It wasn't too hard of a decision, because I knew that Condie was the man that I wanted to play for."
The Rustlers finished the 2011-12 season with a 20-11 mark. CWC was 8-8 in the Region IX North division.
"It was really hard to go and see people last year," Condie said. "This year is different. I have seen everybody play. I already know what I'm getting myself into. I know what they can do and what they can't do."
Tademy spent his pervious summers playing AAU basketball on the Utah Pump and Run team.
Tademy said he played against players who have signed with Kentucky, USC and North Carolina.
"We played against the big boys," Tademy said.
The summer tournaments were held mainly in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
The CWC boys camp is for fourth-graders through seniors in high school.
The camp attracted around 30 basketball players.
At the camp, Condie and his players focused teaching fundamentals.
"We are teaching good things," Tademy said. "Hopefully, they can learn from us and grow up to become good players."
Tademy said he taught the catch and sweep to the campers.
"When you catch the ball on the wing. you sweep the ball low with your hands towards your ankles. It gives you the good level to blow by your man to take it to the hoop," Tademy said.