Notes from the Lute Olson Memorial Fantasy Camp

Arizona head coach Tommy Lloyd addressed the campers and former players including Pete Williams and Eddie Smith sitting here in the front row. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Former Arizona Wildcats Reggie Geary, Jason Gardner, Felecity Willis, Pete Williams, Eddie Smith, Joe Turner, Bennett Davison, Donnell Harris, Rick Anderson, Jawann McClellan and Josh Pastner addressed the campers Thursday night at the Lute Olson Memorial Fantasy Camp taking place this weekend. Anderson, McClellan and Pastner addressed the group via video message.


Lute Olson’s wife, Kelly Olson, welcomed her guests for what she relayed was one of the highlights of the Olson family over the last several years. She hoped there would be more camps in the future.

Legendary broadcaster Dave Silver introduced each speaker and the group was excited to hear from assistant coach Jack Murphy along with head coach Tommy Lloyd. Lloyd addressed the alumni specifically at length on honoring their contributions to the program. He spoke about trying to prepare for this group while serving as an assistant at Gonzaga and he answered questions without hesitation from the campers.

The campers can’t wait to get out on the floor this weekend with all the former players including Arizona Women’s Basketball coordinator Briana Felix who will offer her expertise in helping to condition the campers. She will also bring her high tops just in case. Neil Katz is once again the director of officiating for the camp run by Mike Feder and Steve Rivera.


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. 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 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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