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John Robic says satellite camps were “neat” to do and that UK will continue doing them

Jacob Tamme with coach John Calipari at Boyle County High School. (Allison Tamme Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Kentucky assistant basketball coach John Robic thought the summer satellite camps UK did this year were “great” for youngsters, fans and the current UK players.

“It’s neat for us and neat for our players to do. You talk about giving back, and for our kids to be able to do eight of them like we did this year was really great,” said Robic.

The UK coach was playing in Swings For Soldiers, a golf scramble former UK football star Jacob Tamme and his wife put on annually to raise money to build homes for wounded veterans. Robic noted that Tamme’s son, Luke, came to a UK basketball camp at Boyle County High School and that UK coach John Calipari got to spend time with Jacob Tamme then.

“It’s good for us to be able to go to towns where they might not be able to get to Lexington for a camp. We are going to continue to do them, too,” Robic said.

“The whole coaching staff and team went. It was very interactive. It’s a short camp but eases the burden off them trying to get to Lexington. It’s a good way for our players to see various towns and cities that they might not normally see by being here in Lexington. It’s just good for so many reasons and I am really glad we did them and will do them again.”

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