If used properly, college basketball camps can be a critical tool for prospects in the process. Some camps will have several hundred student-athletes in attendance. If you just walk in the door “cold” as an unknown, odds are you won’t receive a lot of recruiting benefit from that camp. You will certainly benefit from good coaching and get better - but coaches are going to be able to focus in on you if they don’t know that you’re coming. The key to maximizing your recruitability at camps is to make sure coaches know who you are before you get there. Ideally, the basketball scouts and coaches will have seen you play on viewership-enabled video before you attend the camp. If you don’t have any varsity video prior to the camp, be sure to utilize AAU or travel ball.