Sunday, June 3, 2012

Day 4: Championship Friday at NIKE Camp at Madison Academy

Posted by Anonymous | 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 58 campers did not disappoint.

The morning started out with Coach Manfredi and Coach Bostic 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, "That if you don't know where you are going, how will you know when you get there."  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 Madison Academy.

Mikan Drill
HS: Nate Boleware - 7
College: Antonio Nin - 18
NBA:   Trey Harris - 19

Figure 8
HS: Jackson Bishop - 24
College:   Livingston Long - 26.5
NBA:   Trey Harris - 33.5

Cone Jumpers
HS:   Seth Lockett - 2
College:   Thomas Lynn Murphy - 3
NBA:  Jackson Wolgamott - 8

Hot Shot
HS:   Gerald Moore - 34
College:   Jacob Puckett - 40
NBA:   Jackson Wolgamott - 43

Individual Award Winners
High School MVP - Gerald Moore
HS Mustang Award- Jackson Raley

College MVP - Matthew Evans
High School Defense Award - Cole Whitlow

NBA MVP - Trey Harris

NBA Coach's Award - Jackson Wolgamott

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.

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