Aspiring basketball players will have an opportunity to learn from some of the best during this year’s Jeff Hill Future All-Americans Basketball Camp at Next Level Wichita Hoops June 26-29.

Former Shocker superstars Lynbert “Cheese” Johnson, Xavier McDaniels and Aubrey Sherrod will join Drake legend Jeff Hill for the camp, which since 2019 has drawn about 300 boys and girls ages 7-17 to learn on-the-court moves, along with lessons in sportsmanship and life lessons in how to succeed in school and in life.

The camp, aimed at lower-income kids, is a chance to give back.

“Kids don’t pay. We get donations to pay expenses and provide them with free food,” Johnson said. “We can remember growing up how hard it was and you had to pay. This is a chance to give back.”

Each camper also gets T-shirts, trophies and a book bag full of school supplies at the end of the camp.  Register at

Johnson played for Wichita State from 1976 to 1979 and led the Shockers to a Missouri Valley Conference title in 1976. He was drafted by the Golden State Warriors and had a brief NBA career. He lives in Wichita where he also operates UJump Academy, a tutoring and mentorship program for “boys at the crossroads.”

Aubrey Sherrod was a Wichita Heights superstar and a standout at Wichita State in the 1980s. In 1985, he was drafted by the Chicago Bulls but waived before the start of the season. He went on to a short pro career in Australia.

Xavier McDaniel was also a 1980s Shocker superstar. He played professionally for the Seattle Supersonics, Cincinnati Suns, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, The EuroLeague and the New Jersey Nets from 1985 to 1998.