Nike Boys Basketball Camp Adelphi University

Nike Boys Basketball Camp Adelphi University
Nike Boys Basketball Camp Adelphi University

Nike Basketball Camp at Adelphi University has been a New York camper favorite since 2009. Located in Long Island's scenic town of Garden City, campers will learn collegiate-style skills from the enthusiastic Adelphi Men's Basketball Staff directed by Head Coach, David Duke.

The Complete Skills Camp is intended to help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, and more.

Highlights Include

  • Experience camp in one of Long Island’s most historic and scenic towns
  • Collegiate instruction from Adelphi Head Men's Coach David Duke and staff
  • Daily emphasis on individual development, team play, and more
  • Fundamental instruction, lectures, and team games
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook and other great prizes!
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

David Duke
Camp Director

David Duke

David Duke was named head coach of the men's basketball program at Adelphi University on April, 29, 2014 by Director of Athletics Danny McCabe. Duke, who helped rebuild programs at Hofstra University and Fordham University, completed his first season at the helm of the Panthers in 2014-15.

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During his first season, Duke helped guide Duane Morgan (’15) to becoming the 33rd played in program history to reach 1,000 career points. Additionally, Morgan was selected an All-Met First Team selection.

Duke, who was in his second year as an Associate Head Coach at Fordham in 2013-14 and fourth year on the bench, helped the Rams to an appearance in the Atlantic-10 Championship during his final season. He was also instrumental in recruiting the current Atlantic-10 and All-Met Rookie of the Year, Jon Severe. In those four years, Duke's recruiting efforts helped elevate the talent pool considerably, leading to a resurgence of the program.  

Duke started his basketball coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at Hofstra University under the tutelage of now Villanova head Coach Jay Wright. He was then elevated to assistant coach after two seasons. Duke worked under Wright for one season before joining Tom Pecora's staff at Hofstra when he was named head coach in 2001.

An integral member of the staff at Hofstra, Duke helped the Pride become one of the top programs in the region. He was a part of two NCAA tournaments (2000 and 2001) and four Postseason National Invitation Tournaments including three in a row (2005-07) at Hofstra. During the 2005-06 seasons, the Pride tied a school record with 26 wins and advanced to the NIT quarterfinals.

Duke helped bring in a number of top level recruiting classes at Hofstra including the programs all-time leading scorer and three time Haggerty Award winner and Golden State Warrior draft pick, Charles Jenkins, and Antoine Agudio, Hofstra's all-time leading scorer until surpassed by Jenkins after finishing 13th in the NCAA during 2007-08. In addition, Duke coached guards, Craig "Speedy" Claxton, who was chosen in the first round of the National Basketball Association's 2000 NBA draft and Norman Richardson, who appeared in the NBA with the Washington Wizards, Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers.

In 2003 and 2004, Duke was the head coach of the Long Island's men's open team at the Empire State Games that won consecutive championships-the first time that Long Island has ever won back-to-back titles in the history of the Empire State Games. In 2003 Duke became one of the youngest coaches ever to win the gold medal in the open men's basketball competition. In 2004, Long Island won the championship by an average margin of victory of 33 points per game. The team also averaged 100 points per game and beat New York City on the way to the championship.

Duke earned his undergraduate degree in 1997 from SUNY Albany where he majored in communications and minored in education. In the 1997-98 season, he played on the basketball team at nearby New York Institute of Technology.

Camp Details


Session I: July 11-15
Session II: July 25-29


Camp Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 2:30PM
Camp Meals: Please bring a packed lunch or lunch money.
Camp Hours: MON-FRI 9AM-3PM

Click the "More Details" button below for a sample daily schedule and information on facilities, camper evaluation, and registration.

More Important Camp Details

Camp Meals

Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch or lunchy money (cash only) at check-in to purchase pizza. 

Camper Evaluation

Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability. Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony! Departure immediately following.


Transportation is not to or from camp. Garden City offers easy access to New York City via car and public transportation. The Long Island Rail Road has a stop just a short walk from campus, and the ride to Midtown Manhattan is just 45 minutes. The railroad also connects commuters to Brooklyn and Queens and to regions across Long Island.

Registration Packet

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. 


We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.

Group Discounts

If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.

  • To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
  • To register your team via mail/fax: Click "Get Brochure" above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


Garden City, New York is one of Long Island’s most historic and scenic towns. Located fewer than 20 miles from Manhattan, Garden City is a tight-knit community of just over 20,000 residents. Aptly named, the village is an oasis of bucolic beauty with fine facilities—such as excellent public schools—as well as a thriving downtown with a mixture of small shops and restaurants and national retailers. Garden City provides a safe and elegant home for Adelphi’s main campus. 

Campers will practice and play in the Center for Recreation & Sport, the home facility of the Panthers. Opened in 2008, the CRS is the home of Adelphi Athletics and one of the newest buildings on campus. The 76,000 square footfacility houses athletic department personnel, coaches and assistant coaches offices as well as the equipment and athletic training and rehabilitation rooms. It is alsohome to the men's and women's basketball teams as well as the volleyball team. The three-court gymnasium has seating for 800 spectators which can be expanded to1,000 when using the track for additional standing space.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 AM Stretching
  • 9:15 AM Ball-Handling
  • 9:45 AM One on One Moves
  • 10:30 AM Defensive Work (Stance, movement, communication, desire)
  • 11:00 AM Shooting Work (foot alignment, shoulder alignment, balance, selection, technique)
  • 11:30 AM 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:15 PM Stretching/Warm-up
  • 1:30 PM Lecture
  • 2:00 PM Ball-Handling
  • 2:30 PM 3 on 3, 4 on 4, 5 on 5
  • 3:00 PM Dismissal

Camper Reviews

Zaire G.Camper

  • 5/5.
I had an awesome time at camp!

July 15, 2016: I made new friends, I loved my team members, and I had an awesome time at camp!

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Rose Ann N.Parent

  • 4/5.

July 15, 2016: My kids enjoyed all aspects of the camp. Their favorite parts were the competitions and the awards ceremony on the last day. The only thing I would improve is the organization with the referees which could be resolved by hiring more staff.

Ronnie N.Parent

  • 5/5.
My son went to camp with a smile on his face every day.

July 18, 2016: My son went to camp with a smile on his face every day and loved it. Overall experience was great and we will definitely come back next year.

Tommy W.Camper

  • 5/5.
Can't wait for next summer!

July 29, 2016: Coach Duke and his staff did a great job!

Venus C.Parent

  • 5/5.
David Duke is a phenomenal person.

My son was extremely motivated by the whole camp experience. The Head Coach, David Duke is a phenomenal person. I only wish that the program could've been longer!

Andre F.Camper

  • 5/5.
Coming here has helped me learn about myself.

This was my third year going to this camp. Coming here has helped me learn about myself on and off the court. I felt I learned a lot from the staff on my game and skill as they were extremely helpful and were always pushing me to another level. I will definitely come back next year and hopefully bring more friends with me to experience camp.

Christina S.Parent

  • 5/5.
My son wants to attend 2 weeks next summer!

My son came home everyday and said he loved camp and had so much fun. He wants to attend 2 weeks next summer!

Peyton M.Camper

  • 4/5.
The instruction was excellent.

I would recommend the Nike Basketball camp at Adelphi University to others. I enjoyed the skills stations. The instruction was excellent. I learned a lot. I will always remember winning the championship in the free throw contest.

Camp Dates & Prices

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