Nike Basketball Blake Ahearn Camp at De Smet Jesuit High School
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Former NBA point guard Blake Ahearn returns to a brand new St. Louis Nike Basketball Camp location! Previously held at the Whitfield School, camp will now take place at De Smet Jesuit High School. Focus on shooting techniques, NBA style development drills, free throw form and more!
The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.
- Train with one of the world's best pure shooters, Blake Ahearn
- Heavy emphasis on shooting technique including the art of shooting a free throw
- Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, Nike Workbook and other prizes!
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Camp Director Blake Ahearn
Blake Ahearn enter his first year coaching at his alma mater, DeSmet Jesuit High School. Ahearn is one of the best pure shooters in the world. As a graduate of Missouri State and 3-time NCAA Free Throw shooting champion (finishing his college career at 94.6%), Blake played for the Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs and for Team USA in the 2011 Pan-Am Games.View Blake Ahearn's Bio ⟩
Blake's passion for the game, intimate knowledge of the point guard position and exposure to the highest level of basketball on a global stage make him a tremendous resource for all kids who enjoy the game and want to get better this summer.
During the 2011-12 NBADL season, Blake became the all-time leading scorer in the history of the NBA Development League. Also, he set a free-throw record my making 110 consecutive free throws!
As a college basketball player at Missouri State from 2003-2007, Blake had a tremendous career. In becoming the school's all-time 3 point shooter, making 276 in his career, Blake made a name for himself as one of the nation's best shooters. He was selected to the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Freshman of the Year in 2004 and was a two-time all-MVC first teamer (2006 and 2007). Along the way, Blake captured the NCAA single season free throw percentage record with a mark of 97.5%, which included 2 seperate streaks of 60 consecutive free throws.
As a professional, Blake has experienced success on every level. Playing for the Miami Heat in the 2007-08 season, Blake scored a team high 15 points against the Detroit Pistons. In this same season, he was named the NBADL Rookie of the Year. The following season Blake played for the San Antonio Spurs and won the NBADL 3-point shooting contest. Internationally, Blake experienced tremendous success playing in the ACB for Estudiantes in Madrid, Spain.
Blake has spent the 2011-12 season between the NBADL with the Reno Bighorns and the NBA, going to training camp with the Los Angeles Clippers.
2017 COMPLETE SKILLS CAMP: July 17th-21st
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30AM
Camp Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Camp Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-12PM
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 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.
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.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Camp meeting, discuss agenda for the day
- 9:15 AM Offensive/defensive skill stations
- 10:30 AM Lecture/technique demonstrations
- 11:00 AM Games/contests/shooting
- 12:00 PM Lunch/games
- 1:00 PM Offensive sets discussion
- 1:15 PM Team practice
- 1:45 PM Offensive/defensive skill stations
- 2:20 PM Games
- 2:50 PM Closing words
- 3:00 PM Departure
De Smet Jesuit's athletic program has had a proud tradition of excellence since the first Spartan teams took the field in 1967. Since that time, De Smet Jesuit has amassed 52 state championships in MSHSAA and club competition. 15 of the 19 sports offered at De Smet Jesuit have won at least one state championship.
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A must have for our summer plans!
July 27, 2016: A must have for our summer plans! This is our 3rd year attending a Blake Ahearn camp and we were not disappointed. I had two children attend the camp and they both said that interacting with Blake and the counselors is their favorite part. They love their energy and feel they genuinely want to make all of the campers better players. They also enjoy the guest speakers and the 3v3 and 5v competitions. It is a great camp and I feel blessed to have it as an option for my children.
— Marcy A. Parent
The coaches were amazing
July 24, 2015: Blake was great and my son loved this camp. One of his favorites of the summer!
— Stephanie O. Parent
We'll be back next year!
August 3, 2015: Coach Blake Ahearn and his staff are great. They are a great influence on the kids regarding every aspect of the game.
— Russell W. Parent
We loved how much game time available
August 3, 2015: One of the coaches was discussing team play and respect/encouraging fellow players in a very loving, yet disciplined way. I had the opportunity to overhear and he was so mature. Loved it!
— Sarich R. Parent
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