Monday, July 2, 2012

Day 5: Championship Friday at NIKE Camp at Marietta High School

Posted by Chris Langley | Monday, July 2, 2012 | Category: |

Championship Friday was an exciting day for all NIKE Camp Coaches and players at Marietta High School! The 100 campers 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. After a quick camp photo, campers were then led in a quick stationary stretch and warm-up where the players got their minds and bodies warmed up for the skills stations to follow. After warming up, the players headed into a gauntlet of 12 Skills Stations for the last time. The campers all worked extremely hard during Skills Stations and were reminded to "not mistake activity for achievement," 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 Semi-Final and Championship games. After some exciting action and some upsets, taking home the championship this week were the Spurs, of the NBA division, UGA, of the College Division, and Lassiter, of the High School Division. 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 3 on 3 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 Marietta High 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: Kellen Heard
College: KJ Shade
NBA: Dylan Taylor

Figure 8
HS: Jaylon Scott
College: KJ Shade
NBA: Micah Stewart

Cone Layups
HS: Jared Rodgers
College: Justin Hedrick
NBA: Kameron Kramer

Hot Shot
HS: Burke Chebuhar
College: Bennett Taylor
NBA: Ginji Ozawa

Individual Award Winners
High School Division
Kellen Heard-Coaches Award
Jared Rodgers-Most Complete Player

College Division
Kendall Williams-Coaches Award
KJ Shade-Most Complete Player

NBA Division
Ginji Ozawa-Most Complete Player
Kameron Kramer-Coaches Award

Blue Devil Award Winner
Vania Butler

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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