Notes from the Lute Olson Memorial Fantasy Camp: Richard Jefferson Gym

Kyle Fogg, Craig McMillan, Pete Williams, Eddie Smith, Joe Turner, Tommy Lloyd and Bennett Davison talk to the current UA men’s team. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Former Arizona Wildcats Craig McMillan, Reggie Geary, Felecity Willis, Eddie Smith, Joe Turner, Bennett Davison, Donnell Harris and Pete Williams led the campers of the Lute Olson Memorial Fantasy Camp through an early set of games Saturday morning before heading off to watch the University of Arizona practice at the Richard Jefferson Gym.

Former Fred Snowden standout Bob Elliott made an appearance and first-year head coach Tommy Lloyd had the legends speak to his current group of players and the two groups merged for a cheer before the practice began.

The campers and former players got an up close view of the practice and they were allowed to interact with the Wildcats after the practice was over. The Pima College coaching staff was also in attendance with head coach Brian Peabody leading the way.


Later, the campers, legends and Kelly Olson gathered at the new Buena Vida Restaurant located on North Stone to watch a replay of the 1997 championship game. Harris and Davison provided commentary during the replay.

Arizona Women’s Basketball coordinator Briana Felix is preparing the campers for the final day of games on Sunday.


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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