Thursday, April 29, 2010

Beach, Boats and Basketball

Posted by Lee Miller | Thursday, April 29, 2010 | Category: , , | 0 comments

Does that sound like the ideal week of fun? If so, Elite Hoops will be hosting its 3rd annual Nike Boys Basketball Camp in Panama City Beach, Florida from July 12-16 at Arnold High School. The week long camp is for players entering grades 3-9 and runs Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm and Friday from 10a-1p.

The camp is Directed by Lee Miller and is staffed with coaches from Arnold High School as well as players and coaches from other local high schools and colleges. The camp emphasis is on fundamental skill development with our morning skills stations and a 5 on 5 game. The afternoon is dedicated to our Individual Improvement session and CutThroat 3 on 3. The Nike Basketball Camp is limited to the first 50 players that register. For more information visit or call 1-800-NIKE-CAMP.

Arnold High School is located less than a mile from the sandy beaches of Panama City Beach and is convenient to Pier Park, Shipwreck Island and GulfWorld.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Surprising Twist to Kevin Durant's Game

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Kevin Durant has lead the Thunder to two straight victories against the Lakers in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs. In those two games, Durant is averaging 26 pts and 12 rebs and has a game winner over Kobe Bryant. That being said, as good as Durant is playing on the offensive end he is playing even better on the defensive end. He has done a great job the whole series rebounding the ball, but his 4th quarter defense on Kobe the last two games is nothing short of incredible. To read more on Durant's defense the past two games click HERE.

The night before the NBA Draft, when many of the soon to be lottery picks were probably hanging out with friends and family, eating, partying and having fun, Kevin Durant was doing just the opposite. Durant called one of the assistant coaches at Texas and asked if he would rebound for him so he could get up some jumpers. Now shooting more jumpers that night isn't what has helped Durant the past two games, but it's the work ethic and the passion that KD showed that night that continues to make him a better player.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Nike Basketball Camps Slated for the Music City

Posted by Lee Miller | Thursday, April 22, 2010 | Category: , , | 0 comments

Elite Hoops is once again teaming up with Nike and Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, Tennessee to host both a boys and a girls basketball camp this summer. The boys camp is set for July 26-20 while the girls camp is July 19-23. CPA Head Coaches Drew Maddux and Mike Ellson will be co-directing the camps along with the Elite Hoops staff. Both camps are limited to the first 80 players that register and are for players entering grades 3-9.

This year, Maddux lead the boys team to a 22-11 record and Ellson lead the girls to a 32-5 record and to the quarterfinals of the state tournament.

For more information on the Nike Boys and Girls Basketball Camps in Nashville click HERE.

The NBA Riches or Life at Duke

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Kyle Singler of the National Champion Duke Blue Devils has announced he will return for his senior year at Duke ending speculation that the junior forward would enter his name in the NBA draft. Singler, who was the Most Outstanding Player (MOP) of the Final Four said, "I can get better. I want to be the best player when I do make that step and I think I can improve here to do that."

Elite Hoops is sure that attending classes at Duke and playing for 4-time NCAA Champion and Head Coach of the USA Olympic team can't hurt Singler's chances of improving. As John Wooden used to say, "Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability."

To read more on Singler's decision to continue his basketball career at Duke click HERE.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Nike Basketball Camp Scheduled for Marietta

Posted by Lee Miller | Thursday, April 15, 2010 | Category: , , | 0 comments

Elite Hoops and NIKE Sports Camps, announced today the inaugural NIKE/Elite Hoops Boys Basketball Camp at Marietta High School in Marietta, Georgia will run from July 5-9, 2010. Camp times are 9am-3pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-12pm on Friday. The camp is open to players entering grades 3-9 and has only 64 spots available. Each player will receive a NIKE camp Tshirt, NIKE yearbook, NIKE camp certificate and a hand-written evaluation. Every Elite Hoops NIKE Basketball Camp maintains an 8:1 player to coach ratio.

The camp will be staffed by Elite Hoops coaches as well as coaches from Marietta High School including First Year Head Coach Matt Lyons. In his first season, Lyons lead the Blue Devils to the Sweet Sixteen. For more information, visit or call 1-800-NIKE-CAMP.

Marietta HS is located 4 miles west of I-75 and right off of 120. It is a convenient location for anyone in Cobb, North Fulton, Marietta, Kennesaw, Powder Springs or Smyrna.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Jukes Helps Lead Butler to Championship Game

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Former Elite Hoops trainee and summer camp coach, Avery Jukes helped lead the Butler Bulldogs to the National Championship game against Duke on Monday night. Jukes scored 10 points in the first half of the Bulldogs 61-59 loss and was matched up against 7-footer Brian Zoubek for most of the first 20 minutes. To read the article on Jukes' contribution in the game click HERE.

Jukes has been a part of Elite Hoops since 2004 as a trainee and has also been a camp coach and guest speaker at our Nike Basketball Camps in Indianapolis since 2007.