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Mike Ray Basketball Camp Scheduled

By Staff | Jul 28, 2010

Those participating in this camp included, in no particular order, Erika Hunter, Katie Tennant, Leah Tennant, Nick Phillips, Josie Phillips, Levi Simpson, Cassidy Tennant, Travis McCoy, Carla Minor, Tori Hawkins, Devon Kimble, Hannah Shriver, Kirk Shriver, Daven Copeland, Rachel Watson, Sydney Hoyle, Valeri Soles, Nichalas Kirby, Kinnley Huggins, and Lindsay Jones. Coach Ray had several helpers including his assistant coach Terry Metz, Shannan Bartrug, Sam Longwell, and Raven McDiffitt.

Magnolia Head Boys Basketball Coach Dave Tallman and his son Nathan “The Ticket” Tallman were the featured guests at this year’s 21st Mike Ray Basketball Camp at Hundred the week of July 19, where they talked about the game of basketball and what it takes to be good basketball players.

The campers were divided into three grade groups: elementary, 2-5; junior, 6-8; and senior 9-12 grades.

When they arrived at 10 a.m. every day, campers were greeted with a welcome and told what to expect that day and what guest speaker was scheduled.

The camp concluded with awards and concluding remarks by Coach Mike Ray himself.

Each day, campers practiced foul shots, three point shots, and hot spot skill fundamentals such as ball handling, shooting form. offensive moves in the perimeter, boxing out, offensive moves in the paint, defending the dribbler, and cutter.

Campers also had competitions in a 50-yard dash, Sargent Jump, and block jump, along with other drills like figure eight passing. They also had scrimmage games among their groups.