LETU Basketball Camps provide players and campers with a fun, competitive, and educational basketball experience.

Our goal is to teach the game by building a solid foundation for players at all levels while making sure all campers enjoy the game of basketball.

Campers will be run through college level drills designed to develop skills and improve fundamentals.

We welcome all boy basketball campers from players with high level experience to beginners who want to learn the game.

All drills are specifically geared to help each camper and also have a fun time while improving throughout the week.

Drills will include individual offensive and defensive breakdowns.

We want our campers to be prepared and ready to contribute on their school team.  


Those attending LETU Basketball Camps will work with our experienced coaching staff of college coaches and LETU players.

Sessions will be a balance of instruction, skills and game experience.

Each camper will be given a camp t-shirt on the final day of camp.  


Both Sessions are for Boy participants only.

For any girl campers please attend the camp hosted by LETU Women's Basketball





SESSION I                                                                                       SESSION II

Grades 2nd-6th Grades 7th - 12th
(grade entering Fall 2023) (Grade entering Fall 2023 + 2023 Grads)
9 AM - 12 PM 1 PM - 4 PM
Cost - $120 Cost - $120
Date Description Info
Session 1: 2023 MBB Camp (2nd-6th Grade)
($105.00 - $120.00)
Session 2: 2023 MBB Camp (7th-12th Grade)
($105.00 - $120.00)

LETU Men's Basketball Coaching Staff


James Wallace

Head Men's Basketball Coach

Phone: 903.233.3738
Email: JamesWallace@letu.edu

James Wallace was introduced as LeTourneau University's head men's basketball coach on April 27, 2021.

He served as LeTourneau's assistant men's basketball coach for seven seasons from 2014-21, helping guide the program to a 110-64 record with two trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament, two American Southwest Conference East Division regular season titles and one ASC Championship Tournament title.

In 2020-21, Wallace was part of a staff whose team went 7-4 overall, 5-2 in the ASC in a pause-centered season. The YellowJackets qualified for the ASC Championship Tournament for the sixth straight year. Deonte Jackson was named the league's ASC East Division co-Freshman of the Year, a First Team All-ASC East choice and ASC East All-Freshman Team selection. Andrew Eberhardt was named to the ASC East Second Team. Kyle Matthews earned ASC East All-Defensive Team honors. John Argue was an Honorable Mention ASC East pick. Isaac Stolzenburg joined Jackson on the ASC East All-Freshman Team. The Jackets met five Division I opponents in exhibition games, including NCAA Tournament qualifier Texas Southern, Rice, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin State and New Mexico.

In 2019-20, Wallace helped guide the YellowJackets to a 23-6 season, which included the program's first ASC Championship Tournament title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. The YellowJackets' 23 wins were the second most in school history. Nate West broke the ASC career and season scoring marks, while also setting conference and school records in three-point field goals, triple-doubles, assists and steals. West was named the ASC East Division Player of the Year. Four YellowJackets earned All-ASC honors. West led the nation in assists. The YellowJackets received 16 votes in the D3hoops.com Top 25 national poll. 

In 2018-19, LeTourneau finished second in the ASC East, a game behind Texas-Dallas. The YellowJackets went 17-9 overall, 11-5 in the ASC. LETU was 10-3 inside Solheim Arena. During the year, the Jackets met three NCAA Tournament teams, which included perennial powerhouse Whitman University, 2019 NCAA Division III Final Four participant Wheaton College, and Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference champion Texas Lutheran University. Four YellowJacket earned All-ASC East Division honors which included All-ASC selection Nate West and ASC East Defensive Player of the Year Caleb Loggins. West also earned D3hoops.com First Team All-South Region and NABC Second Team All-South District honors. 

A record-setting season in 2017-18 saw LETU win a school-record 24 games and earn the program's first NCAA Division III Tournament appearance. Wallace was part of a YellowJackets' staff that captured a second consecutive ASC East regular season title while finishing 16-2 in the ASC. In the NCAA Tournament, LETU beat Hanover College, 85-77, before losing to No. 6 Emory University, 83-82, in the Round of 32. LETU finished the season ranked third in the NCAA Division III South Region, and earned votes in the D3hoops.com poll for the first time in school history. 

In 2016-17 the YellowJackets went 22-6 overall record and an ASC East Division championship. In addition to the 22 wins, the 2016-17 YellowJackets also set school records for the longest winning streak (12), first two ASC Tournament wins, and first ever NCAA Regional Ranking (4th). With their ASC East championship, the YellowJackets earned the right to host the 2017 ASC Tournament. LETU defeated Sul Ross State and Concordia University before falling to Hardin-Simmons in the league championship game.  

In 2015-16, LeTourneau qualifiied for the ASC Tournament for the first time since the 2012-13 season and fourth time in program history. The YellowJackets posted 12 wins, the program's most since the 2008-09 campaign. The YellowJackets compiled an 8-7 record in the ASC and led the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio, while averaging nearly 80 points per game. One of the eight wins in the ASC was at Mary Hardin-Baylor, the first win in Belton in program history. Three YellowJackets, Jeff Martin (First Team), Alec Colhoff and CJ Edwards (Second Team), earned All-ASC East honors for the most individual honorees in a season in program history. Freshman Caleb Loggins became the first LETU honoree as the ASC East Freshman of the Year since 2005-06, and Martin was the third YellowJacket to be selected as the ASC East Newcomer of the Year. Loggins and fellow freshman Christian Seidl were named to the ASC East All-Freshman Team.

In 2014-15, Wallace was part of a staff that teamed up with 12 newcomers for a promising first season in Longview. The YellowJackets forced opponents into 14.6 turnovers per game, and held opponents to 74.8 points per game. The young team brought an exciting brand of basketball to Solheim Arena with an increase of 100 fans per game from 2013-14. The Jackets fell a game short of making the ASC Tournament.  

During Wallace's first two years at LeTourneau, he served as the head men's and women's cross country coach. In cross country, in 2015 the men's cross country team matched a program-best effort with a second-place finish at the 2015 ASC Cross Country Championships for the fourth straight top-three finish in program history. The YellowJackets were led by Taber Miyauchi and Daniel Moses, who earned first and second team All-ASC honors, respectively. Miyauchi went on to earn co-Male Athlete of the Year honors at LeTourneau and First Team College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American and All-District honors. He became the program's top finisher in school history at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional meet with a 60th place finish, en route to leading LeTourneau to its best team finish (18th). On the women's side, Whitney Judd picked up All-ASC honors, and ran at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional meet for a third straight year. Off the course, senior Luke Funk was recognized as the American Southwest Conference Men's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year recipient and the LeTourneau Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. 

In 2014, in his first year, the LeTourneau men's cross country team finished third at the American Southwest Conference Championships and 24th at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional meet. Also, LETU for a third-straight year had three runners in the top 20 at the ASC Championships. Off the course, four YellowJackets (Graeme Anderson, Jonathan Deak, Luke Funk and Taber Miyauchi) were named Academic All-American Southwest Conference.

While at LETU, Wallace also served as the sports information director in 2016-17.
Prior to coming to LeTourneau, he spent three years at Southwest Minnesota State University, where he served two seasons as a graduate assistant and a season as a student assistant with the Mustangs men’s basketball program. While at Southwest Minnesota State, under head coach Brad Bigler, the Mustangs compiled a record of 66-51 as part of the most successful period in school history.
The Bellevue, Nebraska native arrived at SMSU in 2010, and spent a season on the Mustangs roster before an injury ended his career. He successfully transitioned into a role as a student assistant before taking over as graduate assistant for the last two seasons. He played two seasons at Iowa Western Community College prior to attending SMSU.
Wallace is a 2013 graduate of SMSU with a bachelor's degree in marketing, and earned his master's in business administration at SMSU. He is the son of Dave and Kelly Wallace. He is married to former LeTourneau assistant athletic trainer Courtney Wallace.


Joel Wallace

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Joel Wallace Headshot 2021-22

Joel Wallace joined LeTourneau as an assistant coach for the men's basketball program in July 2021.

He spent the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant with the Minot State men's basketball program as the Beavers made history in 2021. After finishing third during the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference regular season, Minot State made its first-ever semifinals appearance in the tournament.

Under his leadership, point guard Max Cody averaged 15.8 points, 6.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game en route to garnering All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference First Team honors. Forward Kody Dwyer converted 71.3 percent of his field-goal attempts, finishing third among all NCAA players across all three NCAA divisions.

Prior to Minot, Wallace spent two years at Ridgewater College as an assistant coach under head coach Nate Thooft. The new staff began the process of turning the program around, doubling the win total from year one.

The Bellevue, Nebraska native began his coaching career as a student assistant at Southwest Minnesota State under head coach Brad Bigler. The Mustangs advanced to the NCAA Regional Final after capturing the 2017 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference championship in Wallace's final season with the program. Southwest Minnesota State posted a 28-6, including a 17-5 mark in league play, clinching the South Division Regular Season Title.

He gained valuable experience working camps and elite camps for Tom Izzo (Michigan State), Mike Krzyzewski (Duke), Greg McDermott (Creighton) and former Nebraska and current San Jose State coach Tim Miles.

Wallace completed his undergrad at Southwest Minnesota State University and earned his Bachelor of Science in mental and physical health and wellness as well as a minor in coaching. He completed his Master of Science in sports management from Minot State in 2021. He resides in Longview, Texas with his wife, Mallory.