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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
NBA Eastern Conference team, Charlotte Hornets, have struggled to get over the hump but they still have some of the most explosive guards in the league. With Kemba Walker at your point you are able to set on ball screens and allow him to make plays. This can work for many teams that have a dynamic guard.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
As the Warriors continue to try to get a feel of playing with top notch players in the NBA, they have implemented some sets to allow all of them to play in their comfort zones. This pinch post flex action puts Steph, KD, and Klay in positions that have helped them become the big name players that they are and it is a quick action with many options.
Friday, October 21, 2016
With the season coming around quickly coaches are looking for sets to use with their teams. One play that will be very useful is the set called 2 Twist. This play works great for teams that have true big men who really cannot space the floor with their jumpshots.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Basketball may be played at different speeds and styles all over the world but many of the same sets are ran throughout the world. This was shown in the Rio Olympics when Spain's national team combined two common sets with an elevator screen and horns.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Big men often feel like they do not get enough touches throughout an offense which causes them not to play hard. A very common but effective play that can be used on many levels of basketball to help this is the horns set. This set causes bigs to be in constant movement while keeping the floor spaced out for drive opportunities. Also, the way the play is set up the bigs are the first option to score and even if they pass up a shot they get touches to keep them happy on the floor.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
When dealing with high level players, such as the ones that attend Kentucky, complex sets are not always necessary. Instead, coaches try to come up with plays that allow their players to make things happen and open up the floor. Spacing is always a big key in any set and ball screens are great to use for guards that have a good handle and can make plays.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The 76ers had a huge pick in this year's NBA draft with Ben Simmons and now they are looking to run sets that will help them turn their program around. Sideline out of bounds plays are times when you can catch an opponent sleeping and find players for open shots. Most successful plays have shots that end up at the top of the key or a lob over the top for an easy lay. The play used this summer league demonstates a way to get a shot late in the game when you need a 3 pointer.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Throughout this week, the NIKE Boys Basketball Camp at Greater Atlanta Christian had exciting and great moments that all led up to Championship Friday which could only be described as thrilling for all staffers and campers as well as the perfect close to an awesome week. That morning, the campers filed into the gym with an extra bounce in their step. Everyone's eyes reflected with excitement for the fun activities ahead. The first item on the agenda was the Living By Numbers competitions followed by a quick review in individual skills stations. Each day the campers rotated between 3 different skill stations. Individual skills, 3on3, and classroom session help teach all parts of the game to the campers, developing multi-faceted and knowledgeable players.
The first championship round was the 5on5 games. The NBA, College and high school division championships were balanced throughout the week. Next was our Living By Numbers Championships. With so many returning campers, there was a lot of anticipation of who will be selected. The Living by Numbers (LBN) program online has been extremely beneficial to most of the campers. Lastly, the crowd favorite was 3on3 Cut Throat Championship. All week the campers have been earning points and learning different ways to be successful with their teams. Coaches, players, and parents enjoyed the intensity during the 3on3 games.
Championship Friday ended with our NIKE Awards Ceremony. All the campers received camp T-shirts, workbooks, player evaluations, and various fun prizes. Below is the list of LBN winners and the photos of the individual winners. this was a special group and cannot wait to return to Greater Atlanta Christian!
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HS: Noah Harry
COL: Jordan Delacruz
NBA: Nick Bonifay
HS: Aiden Greaver
COL: Zak Thomas
NBA: Alex Daniels
HS: Charlie Foster
COL: Leonardo Lovrin
NBA: Jaylon Justice
HS: Myles Bailey
COL: Zak Thomas
NBA: Alex Daniels