Elkin holds camp

By Jim Fuller jfuller@civitasmedia.com

June 12, 2014

Elkin Coach Kenneth Abrams shared a lot of information during the first day of the three-day basketball camp at Elkin High School Tuesday.

Twelve campers worked with Abrams and some of his high school players on shooting over defenders and the triple threat position as the camp moved into its last hour Tuesday.

“Little things win ball games,” Abrams emphasized. “You got to learn to move your feet.”

Abrams talked about the importance of spacing as well as how to move out of the triple threat position with a “rip.”

“You got to teach them the basics,” Abrams said. “That's what it's all about.”

The basics included an admonition to drink plenty of water before Wednesday's session. Abrams also told them to eat well, “not that mess you normally eat.”

“These are 12 motivated young men,” Abrams said. “We're teaching them the concept of the game.”

Abrams said the three-day camp includes classroom and classwork time.

“It's a good group of boys,” Abrams said. “They're working hard.”

Jim Fuller may be reached at 336-835-1513 or on Twitter @elkinareasports.