It may be summer, but class was still in session for Greyhound basketball.

Greyhound Basketball hosted their annual boys and girls basketball clinics the first three weeks of June inside the Shippensburg Area Senior High School gym. According to Greyhound varsity coach Ray Staver, a record 113 boys from grades 3-11 attended this year's camp. The Lady Greyhounds hosted 50 girls from grades 3-8.

The clinic emphasized the important fundalments that make up Greyhound basketball such as ball handling, shooting, defense, and rebounding.

Full court competitive games where held each Wednesday, and the camp ended with a hot shot and 3-point shooting contest Thursday, June 21. Rising 10th grader Zackery Manning displayed a textbook shooting stroke to win both events. He buried 11 3-pointers in 30 seconds during the final round of the 3-point shooting contest.

“I've been running this camp since 1978, and it's always been the core of what we do in our program. Our kids that play varsity are usually kids that have come to this camp year-in and year-out,” Coach Staver noted. “We had a lot of third and fourth graders, as well as a big group of seventh graders this year. Those kids are here because they want to learn the fundamentals of basketball and how we want it to be done in our district. I think that [the clinic] is a huge part of our success.”

Sophomore Collin Taylor has attended the Greyhound Basketball Clinic every year since he was in third grade. Last year he became the first freshman to ever start on the Shippensburg high school varsity team – a squad that qualified for the state tournament.

“Not only do I get better as a player, I get to learn how to work with the younger kids and help get them to where they want to be,” Taylor said. “I work so my game improves in November and it just gives me something to do during the day. It's summertime, so I'd just be sitting at home if it weren't for this.”

Taylor's favorite part of the clinic are the 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 competitive games that they participate in throughout the week.

“It's always really competitive,” he noted. “The guys who are here want to play, and that is what I like about it. They don't come here to goof around. They want to get better and it is really fun.”

 

Hot shot contest winners:

Overall Winner – Zackery Manning

3rd Grade – Chace McCullough

4th Grade – Seth Taylor

5th Grade – Brady Morris

6th Grade – Athan Miller

7th Grade – Mason Fogelsonger

8th Grade – Kade Rumbaugh

9th Grade – Isaac Rine

10th Grade – Zackery Manning

11th Grade – Alex Doyle

 

3-pt contest winners:

Overall Winner – Zackery Manning

3rd Grade – Chace McCullough

4th Grade – Weston Stum

5th Grade – Brady Morris

6th Grade – Aydan Keetch

7th Grade – Jesse Kelso

8th Grade – Kade Rumbaugh, Graison Michajluk (tie)

9th Grade – Tyler Hall, Carter Funk (tie)

10th Grade – Zackery Manning

11th Grade – Alex Doyle

 

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