Saturday, June 4, 2011

Day 4 at the NIKE Camp at Miller Grove-Championship Friday

Posted by Anonymous | Saturday, June 4, 2011 | Category: , |

Expectations for Championship Friday are always high and fortunately for the NIKE Camp Coaches who were working and for the parents, friends and family in attendance, this group of 50 campers did not disappoint.

The morning started out with Coach Anderson and Coach Miller leading the camp in stationary stretch and floor length open up.  A quick camp picture was taken and then we headed to our gauntlet of Skills Stations for the last time.  The campers all worked extremely hard during Skills Stations and were reminded, "to not mistake activity for achievement."  Our goal for players during the week is to get 1% better each day.  Although that may not seem like much, if each player can commit to getting 1% better each day they step on the floor, then they will become much better players.

Next, players participated in their final Living by Numbers contest-Hot Shot.  In Hot Shot, players have one minute to score as many points as they can from certain spots on the floor.  As we mentioned, Championship Friday is known for fantastic finishes and seeing a camper hit a half court shot during Hot Shots only fueled the fire for a great final day of camp.

Our 3on3 Cut Throat competition was next and the improvement from Tuesday to Friday was immense.  With our strict rules of-calling out your team score, catching in triple threat, making at least 3 passes, screening or cutting after every pass, only having 2 dribbles per catch and yelling "ball, deny or help" on defense-the players showed how they can play team basketball if they work at it.

We ended camp with our Awards Ceremony.  The players listed below are our Living by Numbers Champions and Individual Award Winners for the NIKE Elite Hoops Boys Basketball Camp at Miller Grove.

Mikan Drill
HS: Jamaal Walker-12
College: Amari Beacham-13
NBA: Philip Gardner-15

Figure 8
HS: Rico Bush-24.5
College: Amir Brown-27.5
NBA: Thomas Oglesby-33

Cone Layups
HS: Justin Thornton-6
College: Cameron Cassar-6
NBA: LC Henderson-7

Hot Shot
HS: Mack Simmons-30
College: Bryce Williams-31
NBA: LC Henderson-45

Individual Award Winners
Mack Simmons-Wolverine Award
Jamaal Walker-MVP Award

Parrish Priester-Hustle Award
Bryce Williams-MVP Award
For more NIKE Camp pictures visit our Facebook page.

For campers Living by Numbers scores visit our website.

For information on other Elite Hoops NIKE Camps check out our Schedule page.

LC Henderson-Coaches Award
Thomas Oglesby-MVP Award

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