Friday, July 20, 2012
Posted by Chris Langley | Friday, July 20, 2012 | Category: |
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 www.MyLivingByNumbers.com.
HS: Kalen Hodges
College: Will Evans
NBA: Justin Timm
HS: Joey Hunter
College: Ricky Knight
NBA: Jack DeFrances
HS: Bradley Greenwood
College: Brady Hamill
NBA: Shimpei Dugichi
HS: David Martin
College: Brady Hamill
NBA: Brandon White
Individual Award Winners
|High School Division-|
Joey Hunter- Most Complete Player
Chandler James- Coaches Award
Jakeh Traylor- Most Complete Player
Yuki Tsuruta- Coaches Award