Arizona Basketball

Nick Johnson Basketball Camp this weekend at Desert View



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Location: Desert View High School
Address: 4101 E. Valencia Road
Fee: $100
— Ages 9 to 13: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
— Ages 14 to 18: Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration: Register at For answers to questions or for more information, call (480) 255-3709.
Perks: Lunch is provided during an hour break. Participants receive a free Nick Johnson t-shirt. They can also take a picture with Johnson and get his autograph. Guests from the Arizona basketball family should also be there.

In terms of fan popularity at Arizona, Nick Johnson is among the elite.

Nobody can unseat Steve Kerr and Sean Elliott as the most popular.

Many players are worthy to be in the same thought. Johnson is one of them along with T.J. McConnell, Luke Walton, Richard Jefferson, Jud Buechler, A.J. Bramlett, Matt Muehlebach and Harvey Mason, to name a few.

These are good guys you’d want your kids to emulate.

Give Rondae Hollis-Jefferson time to show how he handles his NBA fame and he’ll be right there.

Johnson, now with Denver entering his second season in the league, has movie-star looks but he is not recluse like a Hollywood star.

He loves being among his fans and that shows with his accommodating, friendly style. This weekend’s Nick Johnson Basketball Camp at Desert View High School allows his youngest fans to spend time with him, learn more about the game, and connect with others from Arizona’s program.

The good times will roll once again. Those wheels will be in motion whenever Johnson makes an appearance in Tucson.


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