Sunday, June 16, 2013

2013 NIKE Girls Basketball Camp: Championship Friday at GAC

Posted by Brandon Chappell | Sunday, June 16, 2013 | Category: |




The University of Connecticut's basketball program is known for two things, winning and winning on both sides. Also known as UConn,  the program was the first in NCAA history to win both the men's and women's National Championship Title. Obliviously not an overnight success, both teams push each other by showing off elite excellence everyday. The varsity boys at GAC recently won the 2013 High School State Championship, and it will not be long before the girls team pushes the boys back. This week was the first NIKE Girls Basketball Camp at GAC, and it is the start of a beautiful basketball relationship.

Throughout this week, the NIKE Girls Basketball Camp at GAC honestly was one of the most entertaining camps I ever been apart of. On Championship Friday, the hit song "Harlem Shake" stole the show. When camp director Michelle Manfredi hit the play button, all the girls energy level went for 10 to 10,000. Anyone could notice the focused and determined look in the eyes of the campers. We started off the day with 5on5 championship games. In the WNBA division, the Dream beat the Sparks in a deciding game 5 for the championship. Baylor continued to dominate and won the college division championship. Next was our Living By Numbers Championships and individual skill improvement sessions. 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.

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. Round 2 next summer will be even better GAC!

Living by Numbers Championship

Switch Cone Slides
College: Yajini Lovala
WNBA: Nia Brown

Figure 8
College: Jillian Thomas
WNBA: Anna Pawlowski

Cone Layups
College: Jillian Thomas 
WNBA: Lauren Hill

Hot Shot
College: Ashley Hall
WNBA: Sophia Boudreau

Individual Awards
College:

MVP- Madeline Rash


Coaches Award- Jillian Thomas


WNBA:

MVP- Lauren Hill


Spartan Award- Sophia Boudreau


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