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Danville Basketball Camp challenges young players

Published 4:23pm Tuesday, July 30, 2013

“Skill development” was the theme at the Danville High School Basketball Camp last week as head boy’s basketball coach Scott Ellis and his staff are putting 23 boys and girls through an up-tempo regimen of drills aimed at making them better basketball players.

“We want them to have basic basketball skills established when they reach the junior high and high school levels,” said Ellis. “Plus, we want them to take something home when the camp is over, and practice what they have learned in the driveway, back yard or anywhere they can find a dribbling surface and a basketball goal. “ The more they keep the ball in their hands the more comfortable they’ll become playing the game.

“In addition, we try to teach good sportsmanship in everything we do,” he added.

Assisting Ellis with the three-day camp were coaches Brian Ellis, Joe Bailey, Lori Bailey, T.K. Kinney. UAB student athlete Russell Standridge and eight members of his varsity boy’s basketball team.

“This is a good group of campers,” Ellis pointed out. “They’re attentive and eager to learn. That makes our job a lot easier.”

Ellis said camp would conclude on July 25 with a three-on-three tournament, free throw shooting contest and hot shot competition. Prizes were awarded to the winners.

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