With all the emphasis on the NCAA Live recruiting period, it’s easy to forget where it all started back in the day. Five Star, the standard for basketball camps was the focal point for all the country’s best players and hopefuls. This was before Facebook, Twitter, the internet etc brought info into our living rooms. The kids were truly unknown commodities. Guys like Michael Jordan and Mose Malone made their name at Five Star with the legendary Howard Garfinkel and Leigh Klein at their locations in New York and Pittsburgh.
Those days are gone, but Five Star remains the most respected teaching camp in the country. A new generation has taken over, with “Garf & Mr. Klein retired, and my friend Leigh Klein Jr. now heads up his family’s business. (He’s a University of Texas alum, FYI.) The Texas D-1 Ambassadors always support Five Star and this past week at Baylor was no different as D-1 Ambassadors Head Coach Darrel Cress had his son 2015 Damaris on hand, and he was joined by 4 other D-1 Ambassadors; 2013 Stefan Vidovic, 2013 Nic Melvin, 2013 Napoleon Oneyeji, and 2013 Darian Bostic.
Bostic is one of Coach Max’s ones to watch!