Beasts of the East fantasy camp will feature NBRPA Members

December 18, 2012

Retro College Cuts, a retail brand focused on vintage college basketball apparel, today announced a first-of-its-kind college basketball fantasy camp in Las Vegas focused on the past great Players of the Big East Conference. Named Beasts of the East, the camp will feature four of the greatest players to ever grace the hardwood during their playing days in the Big East Conference: NBRPA Members Derrick Coleman (Syracuse), Terry DeHere (Seton Hall),Bill Wennington (St. John’s) and Jerome “Junkyard Dog” Williams (Georgetown).

“We’re incredibly excited to launch a camp like this in conjunction with these true Beasts of the East,” said the founders of Retro College Cuts. “This really is the first of its kind. Never has a fantasy camp taken the time to pay homage to the greatness of a college basketball conference in its entirety like this camp has. Having the NBA Retired Players association lend their brand and support to the project demonstrates how committed we are to making this a world class experience for all of our attendees.”

The camp will take place from August 1-3, 2013 at the 3000 seat Cox Pavilion on the campus of UNLV, and camp participants will stay at the five diamond award winning Bellagio Hotel. This premium fantasy camp experience is designed to delight and impress both hardcore college hoops fan as well as weekend warriors that till love to play the game. Only 30 slots are available for the camp and will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Please visit:

“As a coach for one of the top high school powers in the country (Las Vegas Findlay Prep) and a frequent participant in top-level exhibition games around the globe, this camp is a perfect fit,” said Williams. “My colleagues and I are excited to step on the court this summer for the Beasts of the East fantasy camp.”

The camp coaches all had tremendous success in the Big East before moving on to long NBA careers. Wennington was a member of the 1985 Final Four St. John’s Redmen, Williams was a two-time All-Big East selection at Georgetown, DeHere was Big East Tournament MVP & Big East Player of the Year in 1993 at Seton Hall and Derrick Coleman of Syracuse was Big East Rookie of the Year in 1987 and Big East Player of the Year in 1990.