Space Available for Bill Self Basketball Experience, April 13-15

April 5, 2012

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Space is still available for the Bill Self Basketball Experience (BSBE) slated for April 13-15, 2012, in Lawrence.

Legendary Allen Fieldhouse is the backdrop for this unique fantasy basketball experience involving one of college basketball’s most powerful and tradition-rich programs. Kansas is fresh off its ninth national championship game appearance and its 14th Final Four run where it finished runner-up in 2011-12.

The event is for basketball playing and non-basketball playing participants ages 35 and older. Campers will compete in storied Allen Fieldhouse, receive expert coaching from current KU staff and former KU greats and enjoy elite social opportunities including an exclusive dinner at the home of head coach Bill Self. For non-playing participants, the BSBE offers the “Phog Allen Coaching Experience” that allows campers to see the inner workings of collegiate coaching at the highest level as you “match wits” with Self, a three-time national coach of the year who has guided KU to eight-straight conference titles, five conference tournament championships, two Final Fours and one national championship. Kansas is 197-29 over the last six seasons, which is the winningest record in a six-year span in the history of NCAA Division I college basketball.

“This is one of those deals where these participants will actually be a player at Kansas for the weekend,” Self said. “Practice, film session, scouting reports, introductions, stats and there is a lot of fellowship going on as well. It’s a terrific group of guys but we need to get some more KU guys from the area. Hopefully there will be a few that want to join in.”

“Some of these guys have been doing this for years. I met many of them at the (Michael) Jordan camp,” Self said. “They are from all across America – Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, New Jersey, California. Not everyone is of the same ability; we’ll get players of all levels. This is a great way to network with some people that have been ultra successful. This is going to be a pretty cool deal.”

A portion of the proceeds will go to Self’s Assist Foundation, founded in 2006 by Bill and Cindy Self, whose mission is to provide young people access to better lives.

Positions in the camp are limited and are secured on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information go to, call 513-519-2436 or e-mail