The Madison High School boys' basketball teams participated in the Dakota State University Team Camp on Monday and Tuesday. Madison had three teams playing in the tournament.
This is the second team camp the Madison boys have participated in this summer with one more left on the schedule.
Whenever a team of Coach Mike Ricke's hits the court, he always wants to win the game. However, he is looking at more than just wins during the offseason camps.
"I am looking for effort and attitude of the players," Ricke said. "I want to see who is the next group of kids that are stepping up helping at the high school level."
Ricke knows giving everyone an opportunity in the summer will be valuable when the winter season rolls around.
"Giving everyone an opportunity is very important, especially at the younger ages, to see what they have to offer," he said.
Madison competed in a varsity-only team camp at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., earlier this summer.
Team camps offer different competition that Madison will not see during the basketball season. The team camp at DSU featured several Minnesota teams.
Ricke believes the skills camps are more important.
"At team camps, players don't get as much time to work on skills," he said. "You might get only 20 shots during a team camp while you get many more opportunities to shoot the ball at a skills camp. But it is always nice to see the different competition at team camps."
Madison will be going to a team camp next month in Minnesota.