Duncanville Camp For Future Olympians - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
London 2012

London 2012

Full coverage on NBC through August 12

Duncanville Camp For Future Olympians

Five-Star Basketball Camp wrapped up Sunday after three intense days in Duncanville.



    Team USA gold medalists Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Lebron James are among those who went to this camp years ago. (Published Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012)

    This isn't a camp any parent can sign there kid up for.  This was invitation-only. 

    More than 250 of the best young basketball players from seventh to 12th grade in the country came to Duncanville for three-days of intense drills, instruction and competition.

    Five-Star Camp Co-owner Lee Klein says the goal is to help get every player to play at the highest level they can.  For some that could mean the NBA.

    "I remember seeing Chris Paul here at Five-Star Camp after his sophomore year in high school and now he's playing in the Olympics," said Klein.  "Or Lebron (James) after his freshman year of high school.  These kids (at the camp now) are just like them.  They've got the same dreams, same goals and they're trying to find their way."

    Camper Derek Cahn says he's not sure if the NBA is in his future but isn't ruling out a career as a shooting guard.  He's impressed with the names associated with this camp.

    "It proves the camp's like really intense and it's been good for other people and it's gonna be good for me."

    Fellow camper Keith Frazier says, "Knowing that you're playing at a five-star camp, knowing NBA players came from this camp, it's really cool."

    This was only the second year Five-Star Basketball Camp came to North Texas.  They happen all over the country.