Women's Basketball
    Chloe Kerr and Nadia Parker Earn Honors at Pete Newell Camp
    Post players converged on the Pete Newell Tall Women's Camp in San Diego this week.
    Post players converged on the Pete Newell Tall Women's Camp in San Diego this week.

    July 14, 2006

    USC centers Chloe Kerr and Nadia Parker recently returned from another trip to the esteemed Pete Newell's Tall Women's Camp, having earned high honors for their performances at the camp for college post playes. Kerr -- who was the Trojans' third leading scorer in 2005-06 as a junior -- was named the Player with the Most Promise. Parker -- who played in every game for USC as a freshman last season -- earned the Most Hustle/Hardest Working award.

    Both Kerr and Parker attended the camp last summer. This year, the three-day crash course in post play was held at Alliant International University in San Diego from July 11-13. It boasts instruction from basketball legends Pete Newell and Anne Meyers, as well as a host of other staff members, and brings in collegiate post players from around the nation.

    "What I learned this year compared to last year's camp was to be more of a team player at the post position -- to be patient," Kerr said. "I don't have to be the one scoring to make the offense work, which was really fun to have that understanding. It built confidence in that I can be more vestaile as a player, passer and shooter and set screens. There was a lot of great talent there."

    Kerr and Parker are two of 11 returning players to the USC women's basketball roster for 2006-07, bringing back significant experience from their summer workouts as well as from USC's 19-12 run to the NCAA Second Round last season.