We have teamed up with The Northwest Cougars National Team coached by 25 year recruiting and college-bound player mentor Craig Baumgartner. Craig has helped send hundreds of players off to college and he operates his Offensive Skills camp every Spring with upwards of 70 players from around the region at the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Montana. Various college coaches are in attendance including the six(6)- NAIA, Div III, and community colleges from Montana and various staff from Washington colleges.
What is special about the Northwest Cougars?
- The Northwest Cougars Program began in 1994 and still has the same Head Coach.
- The Northwest Cougars Las Vegas Coaching Staff is NCAA Certified.
- Members of Northwest Cougars Coaching Staff have worked at college camps at Washington State University, University of Oklahoma, University of Montana, Montana State, and more.
- The Northwest Cougars High School All Star Teams have been ranked as high as 14th nationally.
- More than 450 players who have worked with the Northwest Cougars have received college scholarship offers.
- JOSH HUESTIS spent 3 years in our program being a 1st round draft pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2014 NBA draft.
- The Northwest Cougars are in contact with an average of more than 10 various Division 1 Schools per year regarding “specific” players, not to mention the other divisions that offer funds to play.
- More than 23 players who have played with the Northwest Cougars have made it to the NCAA BIG DANCE.
In the state of Montana alone:
- 8 Northwest Cougars have had scholarships at University of Montana
- 6 Northwest Cougars have had scholarships at Montana State
- 3 Northwest Cougar has had a scholarship at Montana State-Billings
- 24 Northwest Cougars have had scholarships at Carroll College
- 19 Northwest Cougars have had scholarships at Montana Tech
- 17 Northwest Cougars have had scholarships at Montana State-Western
- 8 Northwest Cougars have had scholarships at Rocky Mountain College
- 4 Northwest Cougars have had scholarships at University of Great Falls
- 6 Northwest Cougars have had scholarships at Montana State-Northern
In summary, the Northwest Cougars Program does more than just attend tournaments; it builds character and friendships with memories and activities outside of basketball. Our history is unique and has created opportunities that no other program can match. The Northwest Cougars are recognized nationwide with players making it to schools as far away as St. John’s University, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Stanford, and more. The coaches at the colleges we interact with know and respect our program giving us an upper hand when it comes to creating interest and making the college scholarship offer more attainable.
CATCH SPOKANE MAKES AN EFFORT TO TAKE AS MANY DESERVING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS AND COLLEGE ELIGIBLE PLAYERS TO THIS CAMP FOR EXPOSURE, EXPERIENCE, AND RECRUITING PURPOSES.
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