Girl’s Coach Hurley Skills Camp August 4th-7th

This afternoon concluded the Hoop Group’s first ever Coach Hurley’s Girl’s Skills Camp in the Pocono’s. Coach Hurley, who hosts two Skills Camps each summer for boys, was very excited for the opportunity to establish a week of camp during summer for girls. The Naismith Hall of Fame Coach from St. Anthony’s in Jersey City, NJ, has won 27 State Championships and 4 National Championships, while being named USA Today Coach of the Year on 3 different occasions. The campers had a great experience throughout their time at camp, developing basketball skills on the court, while forming friendships and bonds with their team and cabin-mates off the court.
Coach Hurley truly enjoyed his week of camp with the girls. He put the campers through the same drills that he uses with his own players in his daily Skill Development series, refereed games in each league throughout the week, and even served as a judge in the Hoop Group’s always entertaining Gong Show! One of Coach Hurley’s favorite events during the week was the Tournament of Champions, which he is more than familiar with. On Tuesday night, the finals of Hot Shot, 1 on 1, and Free Throw contests take place, followed by an outdoor BBQ, and finally, the All-Star games for each league. Many talented girls were competing for the title of camp champ and were excited to show off their talents against the best of the best. Camp finished up this morning with league tournaments and championship games. The girls played hard throughout the week, trying to position themselves for a title run, and we had several competitive games. Award Winners (including name, award won, and league) are listed below.

Award Winners –

ACC:
Early Bird Workout Star: Alyssa Williams
FT Champ: Sarah Karpell
Hot Shot Champ: Natalya Spinks
1 on 1 Champ: Sam Keenan
Miss Hustle: Gisella Romeo
Floor General: Kate Fitzpatrick
MVP: Ashley Campo
Team Champs: Duke – Samantha Keenan, Gisella Romeo, Mia Carroll, Ashley Campo, Leiya Stuart, Camila Drobac, Melissa Kostecki

Big East:
Early Bird Workout Star: Colleen Brady
FT Champ: Hannah Murphy
Hot Shot Champ: Bridget Tobin
Floor General: Eliza Srinivasan
MIP: Jane Walsh
MVP: Khyasia Caldwell
All-Star MVP: Hayley Moore
Team Champs: St. John’s – Courtney Ur, Hayley Moore, Hannah Murphy, Anaya White, Jayne Marie Muoio, Bella Petrone, Abby Jett, Khyasia Caldwell

WNBA:
Early Bird Workout Star: Casey McIntyre
FT Champ: Mayah Kitchen
Hot Shot Champ: Elena Pulanco
1 on 1 Champ: Jihayah Chavis
Miss Hustle: Helena Bacheva
Floor General: Jihayah Chavis
MIP: Lily Wahfatig
All-Star MVP: Jihayah Chavis
Team Champs: Mystics – Katie Rice, Abbigal Battle, Bailey Cahill, Elena Pulanco, Teaira Hartley, Skye Coles, Gabriella Fortune, Jamierah Robinson, Erin Kennedy, Amanda Lewi

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