July 19, 2012

Future Tigers Stress Fundamentals at 3-Day Hoops Camp

Several future Tigers got their work in this week as Coach Lance Campbell hosted a fundamentals camp for aspiring basketball players in elementary school and junior high.

Players were broken into two camps, with students entering grades three through five meeting in the morning, followed by Tigers headed into sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

Throughout the three-day camp, players competed in a variety of drills. The elementary school players took part in Protection and Hot Shot contests. Monday's winners were Andrew Thrasher and Carson Harrison in Protection, while Harrison and Masden Armstrong won the Hot Shot games.

On Tuesday, Brady Curry and Harrison won the Protection contest with Curry and Armstrong topping the Hot Shots.

Curry and Brock Aylward claimed the Protection wins on Wednesday while Aylward and Thrasher won the Hot Shot games.

At the junior high camp, players were graded in six separate skills categories. The top three finishers in the Mikan drill were Will Fromm (89), Grant Campbell (80) and Elijah Cooley (80). Campbell was tops in the Inside/Outside game with a score of 39 followed by Aaron Blessing and Will Pickerell with scores of 37.

Campbell also topped the camp's free throw contest with 29 makes. Cooley had 27 and Fromm had 26. Fromm was tops in the Superman contest (72) followed by Cooley (68) and Ian See (64).

Fromm had the top score in shots made from the elbow of the lane, with 61. Cooley made 46 followed by Brett Monroe with 31.

Monroe was the top Hot Shot (36), followed by Fromm (34), See (32) and Ryan Slaughter (32).

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