Sargent Crowned Sports Camp's Mvp

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Andy Sargent dribbled, passed, shot and rebounded his way to most valuable player honors at the Arizona Sports Camp June 14 to 17 at Yavapai College in Prescott.

In addition to the MVP laurels, 18-year-old Sargent won the Bump Out championship for the high school age group.

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Mesa Mountain View head basketball coach Gary Ernst, also a director of Arizona Sports Camp, helped choose Payson's Andy Sargent the most valuable player at the camp last week in Prescott.

Bump Out is a game in which players try to eliminate others by making shots quicker than they can.

Sargent, a starter on last year's Longhorn team, will be a senior at Payson High this year.

Coach Mike Loutzenheiser, who assisted at the camp, praised Sargent's efforts.

"He was probably the best basketball player there but he was also a real leader," the coach said. "He's been to the camp three or four times so he really did a good job of helping the younger kids."

Eighteen other aspiring youngsters from the Rim country also attended the sports camp.

During the camp, the youngsters resided in college dormitories, took their meals in the cafeteria and practiced in two-a-day sessions in Roughrider gymnasium.

For some of the younger players, the camp was the first time away from home for an extended period.

According to Loutzenheiser each of the local campers performed well during the camp and most were able to improve their hardwood skills.

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