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Bob Cantu’s Fundamental Basketball Camp returning in June 

The 21st annual basketball camp returns to Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo

Bob Cantu.

Bob Cantu.

– Paso Robles native and Paso Robles High School Class of ’92 graduate Bob Cantu, is hosting the 21st Annual Bob Cantu’s Fundamental Basketball Camp in San Luis Obispo County this summer. The camp is scheduled at Paso Robles High School for June 19-22 and at Mission Prep High School in San Luis Obispo June 26-29 and July 10-13.

Cantu was a three-year varsity player at Paso Robles High School and started his basketball coaching career at Mission Prep, Cuesta College and Cal Poly. He is now entering his 21st year as a college coach and his second year as Assistant Coach at University of Portland (UOP). Prior to Portland, Cantu spent three seasons with the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP), and 12 seasons at the University of Southern California (USC) as an assistant coach, associate head coach, and as interim head coach for the final 15 games of the 2012-13 season. The 2012-13 season  was highlighted by wins at cross-town rival University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and over 11th-ranked Arizona at home.

As a collegiate coach Cantu has helped lead teams to five  National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournaments and 10 postseason appearances. Cantu has recruited or coached 14 National Basketball Association (NBA) players and five NBA first round draft picks, and is consistently named as one of the nation’s top assistant coaches. Cantu brings  his vast knowledge, experience, and basketball acumen to teach the fundamentals of the sport to boys and girls ages 4-12, who want to learn and develop basketball skills. Over 8,000 students have attended since the camp’s inception.

To sign up, or for more information visit Cantu’s 21st Annual Basketball Camps.

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About the author: Reporter Jackie Iddings

Jackie Iddings is a contributing reporter and photographer for the Paso Robles Daily News.