Sunday, June 23, 2013

2013 NIKE Boys Basketball Camp: Championship Friday at Piney Grove

Posted by Anonymous | Sunday, June 23, 2013 | Category: |

Piney Grove Middle School is located at the top of Highway 400 in Cumming, Georgia, and honestly each camper was on top of their game this week. It all started bright and early Monday morning with the help of Ms Debbie, the hardest working woman at Piney, by making sure the to-do list was complete. Piney is a familiar location for Elite Hoops and NIKE Basketball Camps for some time now. Personally, I was excited to see recognizable campers and parents from the previous camps. In life you always want to work hard and reach your highest potential. For Elite Hoops and NIKE Basketball Camps, our climb is the top is translated into the drive to the top. Piney Grove Middle School and the community of Cummings represents all the great potential at the top...of HWY 400.

Throughout this week, the NIKE Boys Basketball Camp at Piney Grove Middle School had exciting and great moments. Championship Friday was nothing less than inspirational for all the staffers and campers. That morning, the campers walked into the gym with an extra bounce in their step. Anyone could notice the focused and determined look in the eyes of the campers. We started off the day with living by numbers. Next we quickly jumped into our individual skills stations for a quick review. Each day the campers rotated between 3 different skill stations. Individual skills, 3on3, and video session gives helps teach all parts of the game to the campers.

Now its championship time! The first championship round was the 5on5 games. In the college division, we had a semi finals sudden death game. Syracuse beat Louiville then went on to lose in the championship to Michigan. The NBA and high school division championships was balanced throughout the week. Next was our Living By Numbers Championships. With so many returning campers, there was a lot of anticipation of who will be selected. Living by Numbers (LBN) program online has been extremely beneficial to most of the campers. Lastly was the crowd favorite 3on3 Cut Throat Championship. All week the campers have been earning points and learning different ways to be successful with their teams. Coaches, players, and parents enjoyed the intensity during the 3on3 games.

Check out these two campers that set new LBN records. Very proud of all the hard work this week.

Jaden Schertz Living by Number Cone Layup HS Division Record

Sutton Smith Living by Numbers Flip Flop NBA Division Record

Championship Friday ended with our NIKE Awards Ceremony. All the campers received camps T-shirts, workbooks, players evaluations, and various fun prizes. The campers that performed well during the LBN Championships, earned autographed NIKE basketballs and NIKE gear. Below is the list of LBN winners and the photos of the individual winners. We are sad the camp ended today, but we are more excited about the improvement of all the campers. See you at the top next summer Piney Grove. The top of HWY 400 and your game!

Living by Numbers Division Championships

Switch Cone Slides
High School: Ross Spitzer
College: Andre Russell
NBA: Santhosh Saravanan 

Figure 8
High School: Joseph Wortman
College: Jarrett Burney
NBA: Shota Hama

Cone Layups
High School: Ryan Kieffer
College: Matthew Dean
NBA: Sutton Smith

Hot Shot
High School: Ryan Kieffer
College: Matthew Dean
NBA: Conner Kwasigroh

Individual Awards
High School:
MVP: Jaden Schertz

Coaches Award: Sebastian Elison


MVP- Zak Thomas

Coaches Award: Mark Unrein

MVP- Santhosh Saravanan

Coaches Award- Aidan McAllister

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For more Living by Numbers scores visit our website. Click HERE

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