Sunday, June 3, 2012

Day 4: Championship Friday at NIKE Camp at Miller Grove

Posted by Lee Miller | Sunday, June 3, 2012 | 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 session was like the rest of the week with skill stations, a camp picture, final Living by Number drills and 5on5 games.  However, after lunch Championship Friday and all of its contests truly began. Players went through their Skill Stations one final time for a "test" from each coach and each station.  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 Parrish Priester hit a half court shot during Hot Shot 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 2012 NIKE Elite Hoops Boys Basketball Camp at Miller Grove. If you haven't already done so, please make sure to register for FREE online training and drill score tracking at

Mikan Drill
HS: Dante Alexander-11
College: Brandon Thomas-18
NBA: Daeshon Street-17

Figure 8
HS: Rashaad Trice-24
College: Simon Steele-26.5
NBA: Daeshon Street-29.5

Cone Layups
HS: Kusamae Draper-6
College: Simon Steele-7
NBA: Daeshon Street-10

Hot Shot
HS: Noah Grayson-17
College: Simon Steele-28
NBA: Jaylen Slaughter-37

Individual Award Winners
Hustle Award-Dante Alexander and MVP Award-Rashaad Trice

Most Improved-Brandon Thomas and MVP-Miles Grayson

Coaches Award-Daniel James and MVP-Daeshon Street
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For campers Living by Numbers scores visit our website.

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

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