Friday, July 20, 2012

Day 5: Championship Friday at NIKE Camp at Kedron Fieldhouse

Posted by Chris Langley | Friday, July 20, 2012 | Category: |

Championship Friday was an exciting day for all NIKE Camp Coaches and players at Kedron Fieldhouse in Peachtree City, Georgia! After an exciting 4 days full of basketball, sweat, and fun, the 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 8 Skills Stations for the last time. The campers all worked extremely hard during Skills Stations and were reminded that "hard work brings prosperity" and that if they worked hard on the court, and prepared themselves physically and mentally, good things would happen to them!

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 by the time tryouts start in October.
After skills stations, 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 Heat, of the NBA division, UGA, of the College Division, and McIntosh, 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! We had some great individual performances in each of these competitions! 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 the ball 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 Kedron Fieldhouse in Peachtree City, Georgia. If you haven't already done so, please make sure to register for FREE online training and drill score tracking at

Mikan Drill
HS: Kalen Hodges
College: Will Evans
NBA: Justin Timm

Figure 8
HS: Joey Hunter
College: Ricky Knight
NBA: Jack DeFrances

Cone Layups
HS: Bradley Greenwood
College: Brady Hamill
NBA: Shimpei Dugichi

Hot Shot
HS: David Martin
College: Brady Hamill
NBA: Brandon White

Individual Award Winners

High School Division-
Joey Hunter- Most Complete Player
Chandler James- Coaches Award
College Division-
Jakeh Traylor- Most Complete Player
Yuki Tsuruta- Coaches Award
NBA Division-
Justin Timm- Most Complete Player
Sidney Freeman- Hustle Award
Michael Moore- Coaches Award
For campers Living by Numbers scores visit our website.

For more pictures visit our Facebook page.

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

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