Shoal River boys eye upcoming basketball season

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LEFT: Kameron Carlson, 11, watches as his basketball passes through the hoop during boys basketball camp on Wednesday in the Twin Hills Park gymnasium. RIGHT: Coach Mitch Buckelew instructs Braden Newell, 11, during boys basketball camp on Wednesday in the Twin Hills Park gymnasium.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Monday, July 15, 2013 at 20:27 PM.

CRESTVIEW — John Grodoski says he’s better prepared for Shoal River Middle School’s upcoming basketball season.

"I used to be bad at (dribbling) between the legs; now I am very good at it,” he said.

The difference was Shoal River Middle School coach Mitch Buckelew’s basketball camp, which taught 23 participants the sport’s fundamentals.

This week’s camp at the Twin Hills gymnasium facilitated lessons for 7- to 9-year-olds and 10-to 12-year-olds.

Running drills — on dribbling, shooting and other basics — and playing brief games against each other offered valuable lessons, the 11-year-old said.

"There is much more than dribbling and shooting; you have to play the game correctly," John said.

In fact, that’s the point of the camp, Buckelew said.



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