Nike Boys Basketball Camp University of Maryland Eastern Shore
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Due to scheduling conflicts, we will not be hosting a camp at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in summer 2022. However, we do plan to be back in 2023 and will be running camps nearby and in the surrounding area. Join them this summer for serious fun!
Join the Hawk Basketball Staff along with several current players for an intense weekend of training. If your goal is to play at the next level then this is the camp for you!
- Receive intense positional skill training, watch video breakdowns, and learn about NCAA eligibility
- Discussions on basketball situational play, including time and game management
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Jason Crafton
Jason Crafton was announced as the head coach of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore men's basketball team on April 24, 2019. The Hawks opted out of competition during the 2020-21 year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team still saw two players, Jahmal Wright and Walter Prevost, graduate at the end of the school year.View Jason's Bio ⟩
During the 2019-20 season, which was Crafton's first with the Hawks, the team set a team school record for blocks with 102. The squad also finished 4th in the MEAC in scoring defense as they allowed less than 69 points per game in conference play. After the season, The Shore had one all-conference player as Da'Shawn Phillip was named to the All-Rookie team after his freshman campaign.
The 18-year-veteran of coaching spent this past season in the NBA ranks as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers' G-League affiliate Delaware Blue Coats. Prior to that, he was the head coach at his alma mater, Nyack College from 2012-18. He spent the beginning of his career as an assistant at the United States Naval Academy and Villanova University.
In the Spring of 2012, Crafton inherited a major rebuilding project, taking over a Warrior program which produced a 1-26 record the year prior to his arrival and was ranked 276 out of 277 NCAA Division II programs. In his second season, he propelled the Warriors one of the best turnarounds in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC).
By the 2015-16 season the Warriors 11-15 record marked as the programs best since 2009. The Warriors also achieved 22 conference wins between 2013-2016, it's best 3-year span in several years. In the three seasons prior to Coach Crafton's arrival, the Warriors had only won a total of 9 conference games.
Throughout his tenure, the Warriors made a name for themselves on the defensive end. In 2016, Nyack ranked 11th in the nation in turnovers forced per game. In that same year, the Warriors were rated the 31st Most Efficient Man-to-Man Defensive Team in the country by Synergy Sports Technology. The 2015 squad led the league in steals per game while the 2018 team finished with a zone defense that was rated in the top 10 percent nationally by Synergy.
Prior to Nyack, Crafton was Associate head coach at the U.S. Naval Academy for two seasons under then head coach Billy Lange. Before that, he was an assistant coach for the Midshipmen from 2005 to 2010 also under Lange who is now the St. Joseph's University head coach.
He began his college coaching career as video coordinator for two seasons at Villanova under head coach Jay Wright (2003-05). While working at Villanova, he helped mentor two future NBA guards: All-Star Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) and Randy Foye (Brooklyn Nets).
While at Navy, Crafton was instrumental in developing Greg Sprink (2008 Patriot League Player of the Year) and J.J. Avila (2011 Patriot League Rookie of the Year and recent NBDL forward for the Windy City Bulls). At Nyack, he spearheaded the development of Nick Moore and Chris Hampton. Both players earned CACC All-Conference accolades and earned professional contracts overseas after graduating in 2016.
This past season Crafton worked with the Blue Coats to help instill similar philosophies as the parent club, the 76ers, while also maintaining a developmental mindset. The energetic coach played an integral role and took every opportunity to contribute in all phases of the program as well as use the experience to broaden his coaching knowledge, at different times throughout the season serving as Offensive and Defensive Coordinator as well as Director of Player Development. He assisted with the on-court development of multiple players who became contributors to the 76ers including 2018 first-round pick Zhaire Smith.
Crafton also maintained his connection to the college game after leaving Nyack. Last summer, Crafton was selected to serve as the head coach of the Athletes in Action Team comprised of Division I and II players that traveled to New Zealand. The squad finished 7-1 against National Club and professional teams, but also conducted clinics and performed mission work in local communities.
The former Warrior was a member of the Nyack College basketball team from 1999-2003 and served as team captain during his junior and senior seasons. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communications in 2003.
He also had a stint as the Video Coordinator for USA Basketball's Under 21 Trials in 2004 under head coach Kelvin Sampson, who is now the head coach of the University of Houston.
JOIN THE 2023 PRIORITY REGISTRATION LIST!
Dates and details will be added to this page as soon as they are confirmed. Make sure your child is first in line to register after the new year by joining the Priority Registration List at no cost! Priority List members will be the first to know when our 2023 summer camp registration officially opens!
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2023 DATES COMING SOON!
Overnight Campers Check-in: Friday between 11am-12pm
Extended Day Campers Check-in: Friday at 12pm at William P. Hytche Athletic Center
All Campers Closing Ceremony: Sunday at 1pm
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in the dorms on campus and are assigned by age and roommate request. 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: Bed linens, towels, and wash cloths provided. Please pack a pillow and blanket.
Suggested Spending Money: $50
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.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore does not require a key deposit. However, a lost key fee of $100.00 will be billed if the key is lost. Please bring a check made out to “University of Maryland Easter Shore” for that amount, upon checkout, if the key is missing.
Extended Day Campers:
Extended Day Campers check-in between 11:30am-12pm on the first day of camp. After the first day, Extended Day Campers should be dropped off at 8:30am. Drop-off and pick-up will take place at the basketball courts in the W.P. Hytche Center.
♦ Extended Day Hours stay until 9pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.
♦ Extended Day Hours are 9am-9pm.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
♦ Extended Day Hours are 9am-1pm.
♦ Lunch is provided.
♦ Check-out immediately follows closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: FRI 12pm-9pm, SAT 9am-9pm, SUN 9am-1pm
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 information 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
- 7:00 AM Wake-up/Optional Morning Workout
- 7:30 AM Breakfast
- 8:50 AM Extended Day Campers arrive; Stretching and conditioning
- 9:00 AM Ball Handling Skills & Drills
- 9:20 AM Skill Development
- 10:15 AM 1st Set of Games
- 11:15 AM 2nd Set of Games/Film Session
- 12:30 PM Lunch
- 1:40 PM Line-up/Camp Lecture
- 2:15 PM 3rd Set of Games/Film Session
- 4:20 PM Skills Stations/Contests
- 5:30 PM Dinner
- 6:40 PM 4th Set of Games
- 7:30 PM Daily Contests
- 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
- 11:00 PM Lights Out!
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore William P. Hytche Athletic Center was recently renovated and now includes new markings on the basketball court and completely redone locker room facilities for men’s and women’s basketball. The gym has a capacity of 5,500, and the multipurpose surface can be used for different sports, including basketball, cheer and dance, indoor track, futsal, volleyball, wrestling and more.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Overall Average RatingStars
He loved it and expressed wanting to come back next year
August 7, 2021: The camp was a great experience for my son. He enjoyed the staff and meeting new friends. The feedback given during the camp helped him find more confidence in himself. He loved it and expressed wanting to come back next year.
— Meshica B., Parent
The staff was amazing
June 27, 2019: The staff was amazing and did a great job! The experience was an amazing chance for his first overnight camp. He will definitely be back!
— Kristina L., Parent
he appreciated the frequent feedback
June 25, 2019: My son had a great time at camp, he appreciated the frequent feedback from his coaches. We will see you next summer!
— Janelle A., Parent
brought more confidence
June 24, 2019: He really loves this camp because it brought more confidence toward him. Thank you and see you in the next one.
— Thien N., Parent
Camp Dates & Prices
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