Saturday, June 23, 2012

Day 5: Championship Friday at NIKE Camp at Piney Grove Middle School

Posted by Chris Langley | Saturday, June 23, 2012 | Category: |

The exciting week of NIKE Basketball Camp at Piney Grove Middle School which included so much hard work concluded with an even more exciting Championship Friday! Players knew that they would have to perform at their highest level to meet the expectation of parents, friends and family in attendance, and this hard working group of campers did not let themselves or their families down!

The morning started out with players receiving their NIKE camp t-shirts and then were led by the coaching staff in stationary stretching and floor length open up, where the players got their minds and bodies warmed up for the skills stations to follow. After warming up, the players headed into 7 of their favorite and most challenging Skills Stations for the last time. The campers all worked extremely hard during Skills Stations and were reminded that "hard work brings prosperity" as they completed stations! 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 5 on 5 Championship games. Taking home the championship this week were the Heat, of the NBA division, UGA, of the College Division, and South Forsyth, of the High School Division. Each of these games were very competitive and the players showed great improvement over the week. Great job guys!

Living by Numbers Championships followed the exciting 5 on 5 match-ups. Players from each division competed in the Mikan Drill, Figure 8 No Dribble, Cone Jumpers, and Hot Shot for NIKE prizes! You can check-out the winning players below!

Our 3on3 Cut Throat competition was next and the improvement from Monday 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 3 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 Basketball Camp at Piney Grove Middle School. If you haven't already done so, please make sure to register for FREE online training and drill score tracking at

Mikan Drill
HS: Broc Bidwell-11
College: Braden Collins-13
NBA: Grigsby Wilkie-18

Figure 8
HS: Lucas Garabadian-26
College: Mehul Kumar-25.5
NBA: Cooper Lewis-27.5

Cone Layups
HS: Lucas Garabadian-3
College: Santosh Saravanan-7
NBA: Adam James-5

Hot Shot
HS: Camden Payne-25
College: Mehul Kumar-36
NBA: Grigsby Wilkie-39

Individual Award Winners
NBA Division:
Coaches Award Winner: Adam James (left)
Most Complete Player: Grigsby Wilkie (right)

College Division:
Coaches Award Winner: Braden Collins (left)
Most Complete Player: Santosh Saravanan (right)

NBA Division:
Coaches Award Winner: Lucas Garabadian (right)
Most Complete Player: Broc Bidwell (left)

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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