Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Day 5: Championship Friday at NIKE Camp Homewood

Posted by Lee Miller | Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | Category: |

The exciting week of NIKE Basketball Camp at Homewood High 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 8 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 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 Layups, 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 Basketball Camp at Homewood High School. If you haven't already done so, please make sure to register for FREE online training and drill score tracking at www.MyLivingByNumbers.com.

Mikan Drill
HS: Jake McDaniel-11
College: Hutton Reed-15
NBA: Marquel Harris-17

Figure 8
HS: Clark Griffin-27
College: Max Channell-29
NBA: Dantaviis Griffin-30

Cone Layups
HS: Blake Pugh-8
College: Wesley Williams-8
NBA: Prakash Ellis-9

Hot Shot
HS: Jake McDaniel-37
College: Grant Bend-32
NBA: Mac Smith-40

Individual Award Winners
Paulson Wright-HS Hustle Award
Jonathan Hardy-HS MVP
Max Channell-College MVP
Zach Shunnarah-College Coaches Award

Mac Smith-NBA Patriot Award

Marquel Harris-NBA MVP

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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