Nike Boys Basketball Camp Saint Vincent College
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Train, compete and improve your game all while having fun at Saint Vincent College's Carey Center. Campers will participate in drills and activities to help them improve their fundamentals, understand team concepts of the game, and succeed as top student athletes.
The Saint Vincent College 'D It Up' Basketball Camp provides each camper with a great opportunity for growth and success. Each camper will learn the fundamentals of the game including ball-handling, dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defense, perimeter offensive moves and post moves.
- Daily emphasis is placed on fundamental development, team play skills and basketball IQ
- Train with enthusiastic, hard-working coaches and members of the SVC men's basketball team
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director D.P. Harris
D.P. Harris is the Head Men's Basketball Coach and Associate Athletic Director/Athletic Development Officer at Saint Vincent College. A native of West Virginia, Coach Harris has made Saint Vincent College his home. Before his arrival to Saint Vincent, Coach Harris coached at Wheeling Park High School and a season of college basketball at Ohio University Eastern.View D.P. Harris's Bio ⟩
After six seasons as an assistant, DP has posted a record of 280-111 in 14 seasons as head coach, including back-to-back NAIA National Tournament Sweet 16 appearances and four straight NCAA Tournament appearances in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Bearcats claimed four straight Presidents' Athletic Conference Tournament Championships (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016), a feat that had not been accomplished by any program since the early 1990s.
A graduate of Saint Vincent, he was inducted into the college's Athletic Hall of Fame in October of 2014.
Known for his ability to recruit and a work ethic among the coaching fraternity as "relentless," he knows the meaning of hard work. "It's simple to me as a coach; you show up, and you don't leave until the work is done and done right. If it means showing up at 4AM and working through lunch, then so be it." The Bearcats, assisted and now coached by Harris, have been to nine National Tournaments, including two Elite Eights, and two Sweet Sixteen appearances. They have also played in nine Conference Championships. "The players win games, and if you get guys that want to work and are coachable, the program will be successful."
Harris has seen seven of his players earn a total of ten All-American honors, while 10 players, including Tony Washam, Kenny Roberts, Jeff Mallory, Felix Indaye, Billy Bains, Rob Husar, Mike Medved and BJ McGill, have gone on to professional careers in Europe. Isaac Turner and Dillon Stith both have gone on to play professionally in Australia.
Harris is also very active in both the Saint Vincent Community and the surrounding area of Latrobe. He has served with the Institutional Advancement Office for nearly a decade, assisting the college's fundraising efforts. He has also been a member and strong supporter of the Latrobe Rotary Club, and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship Award in 2008.
Additionally, Harris and the Bearcat players have assisted the local community regularly, working yearly on the Rotary Park Cleanup projects, working with the Salvation Army at Christmas time and more.
In 2012, Coach Harris served as the Chairperson for the Coaches Vs. Cancer Golf Event, held at the Latrobe County Club, to benefit the Hoops And Whistles organization.
Assistant Coach Jesse Reed
Jesse joins the men's basketball coaching staff for the 2017-18 season. Reed enjoyed a stellar four-year career with Division I American University, where he was a three-time All-Patriot League selection, totaling 1,405 points during his career.View Jesse Reed's Bio ⟩
Reed helped guide the program to the 2014 Patriot League Tournament Championship and a berth into the 2014 NCAA Division I Tournament. Off the court, he excelled academically, as he was a three-time all-academic team selection and was twice named Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Reed earned his undergraduate degree from American in the spring of 2016.
Following his collegiate career at American, he played professionally in Luxembourg, where he recorded 17 points, six rebounds and four assists per game during the season.
A native of Saltsburg, Reed was a standout player at Greensburg Central Catholic, earning Greensburg Tribune Review Player of the Year honors. He was also named Post Gazette Fab 5 and Second Team All-State. He tallied 1,599 during his high school career.
Reed is no stranger to Saint Vincent basketball, as his sister Janelle was a star player for the women's basketball program and graduated in 2009.
JULY 22-26, 2018
All Campers Check-in: Sunday between 12pm-2pm at Aurelius Hall
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Thursday at 12:30pm
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in the Aurelius Hall dorms on campus. Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not provided
Suggested Spending Money: $40
The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
There will be optional swim time Sunday-Wednesday from 8:30pm-9:30pm for extended day and overnight campers. Please pack accordingly (bathing suit and pool towel).
Extended Day Campers
On the first day of camp, all extended day campers should arrive dressed and ready to play. Drop off and pick up locations will be given out at registration.
♦ Extended Day Campers stay until 8:30pm*.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9am-8:30pm*
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ Extended Day Camper Hours are 9am-1pm.
♦ Lunch is not provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: SUN 12pm-8:30pm*, MON-WED 9am-8:30pm*, THURS 9am-1pm
There will be optional swim time Sunday-Wednesday from 8:30pm-9:30pm for extended day and overnight campers. Extended day campers are welcome to stay and swim or leave at 8:30pm. Please pack accordingly (bathing suit and pool towel).
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.
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.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 AM Wake-up, shower
- 8:00 AM Breakfast
- 8:30 AM Supervised open gym
- 9:00 AM Extended Day Campers arrive; The Bearcat Warmup
- 9:15 AM Individual instruction from Bearcat basketball players
- 10:30 AM Contests
- 11:30 AM Lunch
- 12:30 PM Guest speaker
- 1:00 PM League games
- 3:00 PM Swimming/Steeler experience
- 5:00 PM Dinner
- 6:00 PM Supervised open gym
- 6:30 PM 3 on 3 shark tank/games & instruction
- 8:30 PM Late night with D/Movie night, free swim, free time
- 10:00 PM Lights out
Campers will utilizie the gymnasium in the Robert S. Carey Student Center for basketball instruction. The Carey Center is the home of Saint Vincent Basketball and Volleyball. First opened as Sportsman's Hall in 1952, the building was later renamed Kennedy Hall. An extensive reconstruction project took place in 2002-03, including the addition of a new wing for athletic offices, new locker rooms, weight room, gym floor, seating and more.