Lute Olson Fantasy Camp: A Guided Tour of McKale Center

Former Arizona Players & Campers at the Lute Olson statue (Maggie Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)






Dear Diary:

It was another fun morning of pool play to decide the seeding for Sunday. Our team played its best against the top team at camp but we came up empty.

We took lots of photos today and the highlight of the day was a guided tour of the Hall of Champions, Richard Jefferson Gym, McKale Center, the Men’s locker room and the women’s locker room. Reggie Geary took around and the former players spoke to us about how much the locker rooms and facilities have changed over the year.

We all went to East Coast Subs afterwards for a bite to eat and we watched the Arizona/Hawaii football game as a group. The customers were surprised to see us there and a few took advantage of the rare situation with photos.

We have team photos planned for Sunday followed by a third place game and a championship game. There might be some awards handed out, I’m not sure. Maybe a bag of ice.

I’m afraid to sit down because it will be difficult to get back up.

See you tomorrow.


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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