The first day of the second Florida Session at UCF turned in over 100 campers. The competition was jam-packed and the campers came out of the gate looking to prove themselves. There was very little room for error in the try-out games night one. We saw that the kids had come to camp with a will to play hard every second they were here, and so far they have brought it to every station, drill and game they have played.
The early favorite in the NBA division seems to be the Celtics who have ran through every team they have played. Led by Melvin Davis and Joe Gayles, a duo that has yet to be stopped in this short regular season. This short season has been an exciting one with two of the eight games already played being won on last second buzzer beaters. We will see what happens as the season progresses and we move closer to the playoffs and seeding. As it usually does here at Five-Star seeding could be decided by our Situation Tournament.
A special treat we do have at this camp is our very own strength & conditioning coach, Carlo Voltolini, from the Italian Leagues AC Siena Basketball Club. He has ran station 14 and really given these kids a workout. They have learned multiple drills, stretches and workouts that they will be able to take home with them; that way they will continue to be able to work on their agility, speed and quickness. ( Earvin Darby Seen Below)
Each camper has so far been “all-in” as we like to call it at Five-Star; making sure that each second on the court is not wasted, and each time they leave the hardwood they take something away from their experience.
Some notable players to look out for so far:
NCAA- Diego Poore
NBA- Melvin Davis
NBA- Joe Gayles
NBA- Earvin Darby