Boys' Basketball Camp
Mercersburg Boys’ Basketball Camp challenges young men to improve their skills on and off the court.
By combining on-court station work with classroom film breakdown and lectures, players will learn skills and concepts that will help them reach their goals on the court. The program will be led by college and high school coaches, including Mercersburg Academy Boys’ Varsity Head Coach Sean Crocker, and will include an overview of the college recruiting process for the participants who are interested in playing basketball after high school.
Meet the Director
Coach Crocker teaches mathematics and is Mercersburg Academy’s head boys’ varsity basketball coach. His 2019-2020 Blue Storm team won 17 games (the program’s best record since 2006) and reached the PAISAA state quarterfinals. Thirteen of his players have had the opportunity to play college basketball after graduation.
Sean came to Mercersburg from Stuart Hall School, a boarding school in Staunton, Virginia, where he taught math and computer science and was head boys’ basketball coach. On the court, his Stuart Hall teams improved from eight wins his first year to 18 victories in his final year at the school. Sean has taught and/or coached at Boston Latin School, Washington and Lee University, Tufts University, Framingham State College, and Wheelock College. He has also worked as director of operations for The Hoop Group and for East Coast Fusion/Team Loaded (an AAU basketball program). Sean is a graduate of Connecticut College and Tufts University.
Our goal is to challenge players of all levels, from beginner to the skilled athlete. We want to teach players to think the game, learn to lead more effectively, and practice with purpose. Our goal is to promote individual skill development and help players gain self-confidence through basketball success. The program aims to instill a commitment to disciple, determination, and, most importantly, respect in all players.
Mercersburg graduates have gone on to compete at all three NCAA collegiate levels and in overseas professional leagues. Over the years, the college list has included the Ivy League, Pac-12, ACC, SEC, and the Patriot League, as well the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and the Centennial Conference. Ugonna Onyekwe ’99 (a two-time Ivy League player of the year), Stephane Pelle ’99, and Adam Chubb ’00 all competed at the professional level in the Euroleague, and Kareem Wright ’99 played for the Harlem Globetrotters. Recent alumni have played for the University of Vermont, Vanderbilt University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Bard College, St. Mary’s College (of Maryland), and Dickinson College.
Mercersburg’s basketball program trains and competes on the Plantz Courts, a 10,000-square-foot facility that houses three full-sized courts. Off-court training takes place in the McDowell Fitness Center, which features contemporary equipment and programming geared for athletic development.
Open To: Ages 9-15