Hoop Group will be providing daily online coverage of Elite camps in the form of “live blogs,” recognizing outstanding achievements at camp, and keeping you informed of all the latest Hoop Group Elite happenings.
In these live blogs, Hoop Group staff will note camp standouts, spectacular plays, college coaches in attendance, and more. While the bulk of updates will be text entries from HoopGroup.com writers, keep an eye out for video highlights and interviews, quotes from players, exclusive photos, Twitter updates, and more.
9:20 PM- Danny Nee, currently the head coach at Merchant Marine Academy, is giving a great lecture in Bollman Center right now, discussing the importance of defense, character, and “playing the right way.” Nee has 30+ years of college coaching experience, and has had three Division I head coaching jobs.
7:50 PM- Bollman Center–the main gym here at Albright College–has cleared out as most players begin to head to the outdoor courts for the next game block. A handful of players who aren’t playing on the outdoor court tonight are still on the floor at Bollman getting some extra work in. –@Edgar_Walker
7:11 PM- Just some info on how camp is run on the first day…players registered this afternoon and were placed in tryout teams. The games being played at this time are basically proving grounds, where players show off their skills to evaluators from our staff. There will be a draft later tonight based on these evaluations, and players will be assigned teams. These teams will be a fair mix of abilities and sizes, and will create a very competitive camp atmosphere. –@Edgar_Walker
5:38 PM- 2015 guard C.J. Burke (New Paltz, NY) is looking good. He’s sprinting up and down the floor on every possession, getting to the basket with ease, and showing off a nice drive-and-kick game. Burke and 2015 guard Joe Mancini (North Allegheny, PA) have already formed a nice chemistry in the backcourt after playing for only 30 minutes together. –@Edgar_Walker
5:25 PM- 2014 big Evan Maxwell (Abington Heights, PA) is one of the tallest players here at about 6’9″ and is using his size well. He is catching the ball well around the basket and cleaning up on the offensive boards. –@Edgar_Walker
5:19 PM- After some early jitters, players seem to be settling in. 2013 guard Marcus Taylor (University HS, TN) has impressed early with his quick feet and change-of-pace ability off the dribble. –@Edgar_Walker
4:25 PM- Players are currently working hard at various stations. The younger guys (2014, 2015) are really getting after it at the agility stations –@Edgar_Walker