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Dave Hammer
Camp Director

Dave Hammer is nationally recognized for his expertise in the development and evaluation of high school basketball players. Dave has earned a reputation as a tough, fair evaluator of college basketball potential Dave has been the Utah representative for the McDonalds All American Game for both the boys and girls.

Dave is the publisher of the IntermountainHoops.com website.  Dave’s Intermountain Hoops camps are nationally recognized as top 10 camps in the nation for both boys and girls. Dave also runs a college scouting service named Intermountain Hoops Scouting Service.

Dave is also the founder of the Salt Lake Metro basketball organization. Both the boys and girls programs are the longest running high school age club basketball programs in the state of Utah. Dave was inducted into the Speice Wall of Fame in 2004.

The following is a bio of his basketball coaching and recruiting experience.

1986 - 1989: Volunteer assistant coach at University of Utah under Coach Lynn Archibald. Division 1 record while at Utah 72-51 a .585 winning percentage. Won a WAC co-championship the first year and appeared in the NIT tournament the following two years.

All WAC Players Coached or Recruited While on Staff:

  • Manuel Hendrix
  • Kelvin Upshaw
  • Jerry Stroman
  • Mitch Smith
  • Josh Grant
  • Walter Watts

The Following D-1 Head Coaches were on the Staff at Utah during his Tenure:

  • Doug Oliver - Current Cal Irvine Women’s Coach Formerly Idaho State Men’s Coach
  • Bob Burton - Former Cal State Fullerton Coach
  • Trent Johnson - Current TCU coach, formerly at Nevada, Stanford and LSU (Conference Coach of Year at all 3 schools)
  • Larry Eustachy - Current Colorado State Coach, formerly at Idaho, Utah State Iowa State (National Coach of the Year) and Southern Mississippi.
  • Norm Parrish - Former Head Coach at Salt Lake Community College was also on staff.

Biggest Highlight: Playing North Carolina in the NCAA tournament that was held at Weber State. The opposing coach was Dean Smith and Utah vs. North Carolina was the national game of the night on NBC TV. North Carolina's Brad Daugherty was the no. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

Other Highlights: Beating Lute Olson and Arizona twice (2-0) and Rick Pitino while at Providence. Defeating BYU at BYU before 22,000 screaming fans that hate us. Defeating BYU at home when BYU was ranked 5th in the nation.

1992 - 2000: Assistant coach at Salt Lake Community College under coach Norm Parrish. Record of 184-101 a .646 winning percentage. Salt Lake Community College won the league championship twice and the league tournament once. Point guards coached include Weber State and Indiana Pacers Eddie Gill, Utah's Travis Spivey and Weber State's Jermaine Boyette among others.

Biggest Highlight: Winning league tournament and going to National NJCAA (junior college) tournament in Hutchinson, KS. Salt Lake Community College ended up ranked 5th in the nation that year.

Other Highlights: Recruiting and signing many of the top Utah high school players to play for Salt Lake Community College. Developed extensive contacts with high school and college coaches.

Overall College Career: More than 250 wins and more than 150 college players coached and recruited. Players coached and recruited include players that have played in NBA, NFL, CBA and overseas. Coached in NCAA, NIT and NJCAA tournaments.

1992 - Present: Head coach and founder of Salt Lake Metro Boys basketball organization. Formed 17 & under team in 1995. 245 players from Salt Lake Metro have gone on to play college basketball, 114 at the d-1 level. Included in that group are players that went on to play professional basketball and are current high school and college coaches.

Biggest Highlight: Helping over 400 boys to develop their game, realize their potential, help them with their recruiting, emphasize the importance of academic performance and developing their leadership ability. Created an outstanding off-season skill development program for our players.

Other Highlights: Winning Spiece Run N Slam 17 & under tournament championship at Butler University (where the movie, Hoosiers was filmed). Winning BCI tournament against Richard Jefferson. Same team won 2 national tournaments the ONLY team from Utah to ever accomplish this. First Utah team to attend Spiece RunNSlam, first Utah team to attend Kingwood Classic, first Utah team to attend Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions. Winning inaugural Fab 48 Open Division Championship, Winning 8 Utah State AAU boys championships (12 for organization). 

McDonalds All American Game Participants that Played for Salt Lake Metro: 

• 1997 | Britton Johnsen | Murray High | Utah


Parade Magazine All American that Played for Salt Lake Metro: 
• 2015 | Lindsey Jensen | Sky View High | Utah State
• 2011 | Lexi Eaton | Springville High | BYU
 
Utah Mr./Ms. Basketball Award Winners that Played for Salt Lake Metro:
• 2015 | Lindsey Jensen | Sky View High | Utah State
• 2013 | Nick Emery | Lone Peak High | BYU
• 2010 | Lexi Eaton | Springville High | BYU
• 2009 | Tyler Haws | Lone Peak High | BYU
• 2008 | Tyler Haws | Lone Peak High | BYU
• 2007 | Morgan Grim | Riverton High | Utah/Utah State
• 2005 | Jackson Emery | Lone Peak High | BYU
• 2003 | Josh Olsen | Alta High | Utah
• 2002 | Brody Van Brocklin | Davis High | Weber State
• 2001 | Jared Jensen | Fremont High | BYU
• 1998 | Tony Brown | Mt. Crest High | Utah State
• 1997 | Britton Johnsen | Murray High | Utah
• 1995 | Jeff Johnsen | Murray High | Utah

Utah Gatorade Players of the Year that played for Salt Lake Metro:
• 2015 | Lindsey Jensen | Sky View High | Utah State
• 2013 | Nick Emery | Lone Peak High | BYU
• 2011 | Lexi Eaton | Springville High | BYU
• 2010 | Lexi Eaton | Springville High | BYU
• 2008 | Tyler Haws | Lone Peak High | BYU
• 2008 | Dani Peterson | Skyline High | BYU
• 2005 | Shaun Green | Olympus High | Utah
• 1998 | Tony Brown | Mt. Crest High | Utah State
• 1997 | Britton Johnsen | Murray High | Utah
• 1996 | Jeff Johnsen | Murray High | Utah

Wyoming Gatorade Players of the Year that played for Salt Lake Metro:
• 2018 | McKinley Bradshaw | Lyman High | Wyoming
• 2005 | Nathan Miller | Thermopolis High | Rocky Mountain
• 2004 | Jake Schmidt | Thermoplis High | Utah

2004 to Present: Head coach and founder of Salt Lake Metro Girls basketball organization.197 girls players from Salt Lake Metro have gone on to play college basketball, 62 at the d-1 level. Included in that group are players that went on to play professional basketball and are current high school and college coaches.

Biggest Highlight: Helping more than 300 girls develop their game, realize their potential; help them with their recruiting, emphasizing the importance of academic performance and developing their leadership ability. Created an outstanding off-season skill development program for our players.

Other Highlights: Winning two tournaments in our first year of competition compiling an overall record of 29-11 while playing some of the west coast's best players and teams.

Overall Program Highlights: Salt Lake Metro players (boys/girls) have received more than an estimated $16 million in college scholarships since the program’s inception.