The Milbank boys basketball school concluded this past week with camps for fifth through eighth grade players. According to coordinator and Bulldog head coach Matt Bastian, the fifth and sixth grade players showed great improvement.
“We focused this camp towards improving the players individual skills and fundamentals,” he explained. “The kids showed great attention and significant progress throughout the camp.”
Champions on the 5-on-5 league were the Thunder with team members Aidan Foell, Owen Neeley, Jackson Bohlen, Carter Gloe and James Batchelor.
Earning the Mr. Hustle award was Aidan Foell, and Jackson Wohlleber was presented with the Coaches Award.
Fifth and sixth grade players pictured are back row, left to right, Garrett Mertens, Kai Wyman, Jaxson Wildung, Aidan Foell, Aiden Ludvigson, Owen Neeley, Jackson Bohlen and Trey Gloe. Front row, Carter Gloe, Timothy Davenport, Isaac Graham, James Batchelor, Caleb Rick, Jackson Wohlleber, Bo Brandriet and Brady Lindholm.
A camp for seventh and eighth grade athletes also took place where the focus was on improving the individual skills it takes to play the game at a high level. “This camp was organized to take the skills we worked on and put them into game play,” stated Bastian.
The camp included three breakdown leagues – fastbreak, defense and rebounding and motion league. It also included a live 5-on-5 tournament.
Members of the tournament champion team were Mason Riley, Nick Trevett, Braden Ebben, Nicholas Batchelor and Karson Weber. Winning the defense and rebounding league were Karson Weber, Will Cummins, Nick Trevett, Kellen Hoeke and Piercson Van Beek. Champions of both the fastbreak and motion leagues were Stevie Ash, Jake Trevett, Maddox Hanson, Mason Riley and Nicholas Batchelor.
Also receiving individual awards for their high level of play and hard work throughout the camp was Jake Trevett, Mr. Hustle, and Karson Weber, Coaches Award.
Seventh and eighth grade players pictured are back row, left to right, Karson Weber, Connor Bender, Nathan Lease, Cade Howard, Christian Peery, Jack Sandvig, Braden Brandriet, Cole Swenson, Piercson Van Beek, Nicholas Batchelor and Stevie Ash. Front row, Kellen Hoeke, Mason Riley, Ryker Trevett, Jake Trevett, Carson Schmidt, Tanner Mertens, Nick Trevett, Maddox Hanson and Braden Ebben.
The camps were sponsored by Taco Johns, Hardee’s and S&D One Stop.