Sunday, June 8, 2014

NIKE Boys Basketball Camp: Championship Friday at GAC

Posted by Anonymous | Sunday, June 8, 2014 | Category: |

Every year at GAC, camps seem to get more and more intense and energy filled. This specific high school has won 4 State Championships under Coach Martin and continue to be one of the top high school basketball teams around. We believe that when the campers step into camp at GAC they already know that they are on a winners court, and battle to keep up with all the wins that have taken place on the hardwoods of this school. This year our 93 campers showed us what they had and truly got better 1% each day. To our new first year campers and our returnees of many summers, we salute you! Your hard work, your teamwork, and your dedication to six hours of camp a day for a week truly sets you above many other players out there. Keep working hard, keep being a teammate, and keep your energy high, and one day you too may be playing on a team with a winners court. 

Throughout this week, the NIKE Boys Basketball Camp at Greater Atlanta Christian 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 month GAC!

Check out our five campers who broke Living By Number Records this week. 

Jackson Buchanan broke the Figure 8 dribble record in the college division with a toatl of 14.5!

Julian Mackey broke the 2 Ball Power Dribble drill in the College Division with a total of 164!

Parker Hallock broke the Flip Flop record in the College Division with a total of 66!

Ford Hallock breaks the Flip Flop record in the High School Division with a total of 66!

Jackson Buchanan breaks the Front Back Bounce record in the College Division with a total of 71!

Living By Numbers Division Championships

Switch Cone Slides
High School: Michael Lewis
College: Saiku White
NBA: Ryan Johnson

Figure 8
High School: Marcus Phillips
College: Alex Edler
NBA: Will Fields

Cone Layups
High School: Will Hardy
College: Steven Porcha
NBA: Milton Turner

Hot Shot
High School: Josh Parker
College: Axel Diaz
NBA: Randy Li

Individual Awards
High School: 
Spartan Award: Jack Sullivan

MVP: Josh Parker

Coaches Award: Julian Mackey

MVP: Jack Kostel

Spartan Award: Tahir Dawkins

MVP: Milton Turner

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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