Having already conducted a camp geared toward younger players, Angelina College head men’s basketball coach Kyle Manary and his staff are holding a skills development clinic designed to prepare high-school aged hoopsters
for the upper levels of the sport.
Manary will hold the three-day “Angelina Elite Camp” for male and female players in grades 9-12 from July 11-13 at Angelina College.
“Our goal is that every player leave understanding what high-level college and NBA/WNBA basketball is all about,” Manary said in a released statement.”
Each group will have its ‘position specific’ time, and then we will combine all of the groups to show them how their individual work fits into the team. Every single player will leave our Elite Camp with the drills
and knowledge that I have taught to over 120 NBA players and over 100 Division I College All-Americans. Each group will be divided into guards, wings and bigs. We will teach members of the groups to master their position individually and then within team concepts.”
The cost of the camp is $75 for all three days; group discounts are available. Campers are responsible for their own lunches.
Skills addressed include ball handling, passing, floaters, weak-hand development, NBA ball screen reads, positional game shooting, one-on-one NBA/WNBA moves, three-on-three spacing and playing off penetration, among others.
Players are encouraged to bring their own basketballs, shoes, a reversible jersey, shorts and whatever else he or she would bring for a gym workout.
Manary, whose basketball background includes working with and developing more than 120 NBA players such as Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, LeBron James and others. Manary also worked with the Dallas Mavericks and spent time as a Division I assistant coach.
Manary recently capped his first season as the Roadrunner head coach, establishing a record for most wins in a first season with 22 while leading Angelina College to the semifinals of the Region XIV tournament. Five of his recent former players have signed letters of intent to play at the next level.
For registration information, contact Angelina College’s Community Services at 936-633-5206 or visit www.angelina.edu.
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