Nike Boys Basketball Camp Adelphi University

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

US Sports Camps and Nike Basketball Camps are thrilled to offer two day camp sessions for boys this summer at an annual camper favorite location, Adelphi University! Camp will be directed by the new Adelphi Men's Basketball Head Coach, David Duke.

Whether you are a younger player or a high school player, this camp offers an incredible opportunity to further develop fundamental skills, take part in team play, instruction, lectures, all while having fun! 

Highlights Include

  • Superior instruction
  • Low camper to instructor ratio
  • Fundamental instruction, lectures and team games
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play, and more
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, NIKE Workbook and other great prizes!

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, was selected to lead the Panthers in the highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.

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Duke, who just completed his fourth year on the bench at Fordham, his second as Associate Head Coach, helped the Rams to an appearance in the Atlantic-10 Championship. He was also instrumental in recruiting the current Atlantic-10 and All-Met Rookie of the Year, Jon Severe.

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 country. 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 who was 13th in the NCAA in scoring in 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 spent four years at Fordham, including two as the Associate Head Coach. In those four years Duke's recruiting efforts helped elevate the talent pool considerably, leading to a resurgence of the program.  

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 New York Institute of Technology.

Camp Details

Complete Skills

This program is intended to help players develop athletically. The individual camp is a great opportunity for young basketball players looking to develop and refine their fundamental basketball skills. This program also includes a curriculum for intermediate/advanced players looking to 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.

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Camp Hours


Session I Check-in: Monday, July 13th at 8:30AM
Session II Check-in: Monday, July 27th at 8:30AM
Camp Hours are: MON-FRI 9AM-3PM

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.


Session I Closing ceremony: Friday, July 17th at 2:30PM 
Session II Closing ceremony: Friday, July 31st at 2:30PM 

Parents are invited to attend! Departure: 3PM Immediately following the closing ceremony. 

Camp Meals

Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch.


Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from camp, we recommend using an airport shuttle service. Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.

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, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $40 discount. 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. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


Located near Long Island's parks and beaches, Adelphi's 75-acre campus is only 45 minutes from New York City. Campers will practice and play in the Center for Recreation & Sport, the home facility of the Panthers. This three-story, three court gymnasium can also be converted into a  2,200 seat arena. 

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

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!

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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.

Peyton M.Camper

  • 5/5.
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.

  • 5/5.
Thank you all so much.

I really loved the Nike camp. I made friends, had lots of fun, and learned so much. My high school coach tells me that my game has improved tremendously. Thank you all so much. 

  • 4/5.
Professionally organized.

I had a wonderful time at Nike Sports Camp and my parents were pleased with my improvement and the way in which the camp was professionally organized. 

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
DAY 9AM-3PM $345.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Day 9AM-3PM $345.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.