Saturday, June 28, 2014

NIKE Basketball Camp: Championship Friday at Marietta High School

Posted by Anonymous | Saturday, June 28, 2014 | Category: |

This week at Marietta High School was by far one of the most talented camps we have had yet. Each morning the campers arrived early anxiously awaiting to enter the gym to improve their Living By Number scores from the day before, and to begin practicing the new drills they would be competing in that day. It was clear to all of the coaches that each and every camper was there to improve their game. They listened, they practiced, they learned. They truly took the favorite quote from the week, "The more you bleed in practice, the less you bleed in war" to heart. They ran, they perspired, they got better 1% each day. After an anonymous vote at the end of the week, it came out to be that this week has been one of the top camps yet. We have to thank our incredibly staffed camp from this week, for they helped these young players keep their heads up high, and foresee the bright future they all have with basketball as long as they keep working hard like they did at camp. Parents be proud of your young athletes, and be proud of yourselves for helping them and allowing them to grow into the young children they are!

Throughout this week, the NIKE Boys Basketball Camp at Marietta High 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.  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 the crowd favorite was 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. 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 next year Marietta!

Something VERY exciting happened this week at Marietta. Sedrick Sweat broke the XBOX Living by Number drill with a score of 5. The record has been stuck at 4.75 for the past two years, but Sedrick just raised the bar. Keep an eye out because we will be posting this video on here and our youtube channel within the next few days!

Living By Numbers Division Champions

Switch Cone Slides
HS: Bryce Chinn
COL: Miles Whiteside
NBA: Demetri Edgecombe

Figure 8
HS: Frederick Shepard
COL: Carter Oswald
NBA: Chase Ellis

Cone Layups
HS: Frederick Shepard
COL: Carter Oswald
NBA: Luke McBrayer

Hot Shot
HS: Bryce Chinn
COL: Axel Diaz
NBA: Justin Hedrick

Individual Awards

High School

Hustle Award: Mortavious Fleming

MVP: Bryce Chinn


Coaches Award: Connor Gunnell

MVP: Nigel Penn

Coaches Award: Ryan Billig

MVP: Sedrick Sweat

For more NIKE Camp pictures visit our Facebook page. Click HERE

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

For 3 on 3 Camp Scores visit our website. Click HERE

For information on other Elite Hoops NIKE Camps and Skills Clinic check out our website. Click HERE 

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