Sunday, July 21, 2013

NIKE Boys Basketball Camp: Championship Friday in Peachtree City

Posted by Anonymous | Sunday, July 21, 2013 | Category: |

Peachtree City will now be called The City of Gems. The reason why I decided to personally rename the city is because of the hidden gems we find every summer. This week in Peachtree City...excuse me, The City of Gems, 70 plus campers was ready to play and give max effort. Quietly the campers were battling the urge not to swim at the Aquatic Center connected to Kedron Fieldhouse after each exhausting drill. Everyday a different player found a way to leave a mark on the basketball court. Maybe next year we will make a deal to include a quick dip in the pool for the hardest workers of the day.

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. 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.

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. Until next year Peachtree City.

Switch Cone Slides
HS: Josh Smith
College: Calvin Lisitza
NBA: Yuki Tsuruta

Figure 8
HS: Claire Lewis
College: Jackson Stone
NBA: Shimpay Deguchi

Cone Layups
HS: Shea Johnson
College: Seth Campbell
NBA: Yuki Tsuruta

Hot Shot
HS: Claire Lewis
College: Brock Greenwood
NBA: Jahrod Mitchell

Indivdual Awards
High School:

Co MVP- Kyle Bachkosky and Claire Lewis

Coaches Award- Shea Johnson


MVP- David Thomas

Coaches Award- Jalin Shephard


MVP- Shimpay Deguchi

Coaches Award- Yuki Tsuruta

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