Sauras host annual basketball camp

By Robert Money Jr. - rmoney@thestokesnews.com
Campers enjoy a tournament game during South Stokes basketball camp last week. - Robert Money | The Stokes News
Cohen Boak shoots during a tournament game at the Sauras annual basketball camp. - Robert Money | The Stokes News
Sydney Patterson dribbles down court and looks to pass. - Robert Money | The Stokes News
Campers enjoy a game during South Stokes basketball camp last week. - - Robert Money | The Stokes News
Coach Jason Clark announces the tournament games at South Stokes annual basketball camp last week. - - Robert Money | The Stokes News
More than 60 campers attended South Stokes annual summer basketball camp. - - Robert Money | The Stokes News

Jason Clark held his annual South Stokes basketball camp last week to nearly 60 boys and girls between the ages of six to 14 that covered four days of instruction.

“It’s simply about having fun,” Clark said. “It’s good to have a bunch of kids in here and watch them smile and laugh. We had a good turnout this year and we hope that each kid can take one thing away that they can do on their own at home. Our goals are simple each year; we want them to get better at the game of basketball and to enjoy it while they do it.”

The session covers fundamental work on shooting, dribbling, offensive and defensive drills, individual contests, and group and team games. Each camper received a T-shirt and a basketball.

“Our players that helped with the camp, run the drills and the different competitions we have,” Clark added. “After the first day, they draft their teams and coach them during the tournament games we do on the last day of camp. It’s fun to watch them run the kids through the drills we do during our practices. They have really taken ownership and I’m happy to see that.”

South Stokes will look to replace four starters from last season’s team that signed to play college basketball next year. The deep bench Clark developed last season will help them compete for the top half of the Northwest 1A Conference.

“We won’t have Ben (Bowen) to throw it to down low, Brady (Dudley) to knock down a three, or any of the other seniors that contributed in so many ways for our team,” Clark said. “We are a completely different team with a new makeup, but we’ll come ready to play every night.”

Robert Money can be reached at 336-749-1193

Campers enjoy a tournament game during South Stokes basketball camp last week.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_South-Stokes-BB-Camp-1.jpgCampers enjoy a tournament game during South Stokes basketball camp last week. Robert Money | The Stokes News

Cohen Boak shoots during a tournament game at the Sauras annual basketball camp.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_South-Stokes-BB-Camp-2.jpgCohen Boak shoots during a tournament game at the Sauras annual basketball camp. Robert Money | The Stokes News

Sydney Patterson dribbles down court and looks to pass.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_South-Stokes-BB-Camp-3.jpgSydney Patterson dribbles down court and looks to pass. Robert Money | The Stokes News

Campers enjoy a game during South Stokes basketball camp last week.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_South-Stokes-BB-Camp-4.jpgCampers enjoy a game during South Stokes basketball camp last week. Robert Money | The Stokes News

Coach Jason Clark announces the tournament games at South Stokes annual basketball camp last week.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_South-Stokes-BB-Camp-7.jpgCoach Jason Clark announces the tournament games at South Stokes annual basketball camp last week. Robert Money | The Stokes News

More than 60 campers attended South Stokes annual summer basketball camp.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_South-Stokes-BB-Camp-6.jpgMore than 60 campers attended South Stokes annual summer basketball camp. Robert Money | The Stokes News

By Robert Money Jr.

rmoney@thestokesnews.com