Tuttle camp this week

Seth Tuttle is shown playing for the University of Northern Iowa in 2015. Tuttle, who has played the last three seasons in Europe, and must make a decision whether to return to playing or become an assistant coach at his alma mater under coach Ben Jacobson. (File photo)

SHEFFIELD — Decisions must be made for Sheffield native Seth Tuttle, a three-year European basketball player, right as he gets ready to host his third annual basketball camp this week.
 
Tuttle, 25, is facing a choice between returning to play basketball somewhere in Europe or become an assistant with his alma mater, the University of Northern Iowa.
 
Should he choose the latter, this will most definitely be the last camp he’ll host for a while, he says, because of NCAA rules.
 
“Not because I don’t want to,” Tuttle said of this camp possibly being his last, “but if I do happen to take a coaching job, I think it’s against NCAA violations. That is up in the air, that decision is still kind of floating around there, but this could potentially be the last Seth Tuttle Basketball camp, for a little while at least, until that rule changes or if I go a different direction, which is sad to talk about because we’ve had a lot of good times.
 
“All of my workers, they text me when I’m on my way home from Europe, ‘camp’s going on, I need the dates, when and where.’ I don’t have the stuff set up, but they’re all excited to get here to work with the kids here in Sheffield. If it is the last one, we’ll make sure it’s a lot of fun.”
 
The camp starts on Thursday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to Noon for grades 1-5 and 1-4 p.m. for grades 6-8 and continues through Friday.  A camp for high school (grades 9-12) will be from 9 a.m. to Noon Saturday July 28 through Sunday July 29 at the West Fork Wellness Center.
 
A complete story on Tuttle’s camp and his future will appear in the Aug 2 print editions of the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.