Monday, July 22, 2013
Posted by Brandon Chappell | Monday, July 22, 2013 | Category: |
Last time Kell High School and Elite Hoops combined forces was for the Elite Camp last year. The select group of NIKE basketball campers competed to be the best of the best. This week had a similar intensity at Kell High School. The Marietta and surrounding area players came to camp with a need to prove attitude. Head Varsity Boys Coach Jermaine Sellers has done an outstanding job in his second making sure the kids get a great opportunity to learn and be active. I know the level of play will continue this Labor Day too!
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 high school and college division we had two overtime games was an exciting finish. The NBA division championship was dominated by one team entire week. Next was our Living By Numbers Championships. One camper broke our previous record and was thrilled about the honor. Its my guess the player has been practicing the Living by Numbers (LBN) program online. 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 our campers that set NEW LBN RECORDS this week!
Brody Rhodes Figure 8 High School
Orry Owens 2 Ball Power
KJ Shades Figure 8 NBA
Kendal Wade Figure 8 Dribble High School
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 in Labor Day Kell HS!