Nike Boys Basketball Camp University of Maryland Eastern Shore
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Train at The Shore in summer 2019 with Head Women's Coach Clifford Reed and his staff of professional collegiate coaches and athletes! Over the course of four days, you'll work on all things basketball from the fundamentals to shooting technique, shot selection, footwork, offensive and defensive training, scrimmages and off-court classroom sessions to enhance your basketball IQ and game play understanding.
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.
- Daily emphasis on fundamental shooting development, team play and more
- 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 Clifford Reed
After spending the last three seasons as an Associate Head Coach with the Hawks, Clifford Reed, Jr. was named the Interim Head Coach of the men's basketball program on March 27, 2018. The Ormond Beach, Fla., native came to The Shore with an extensive background in coaching as he has been manning basketball sidelines for over 20 years. His tenure has included coaching stints at three different collegiate institutions. Reed is one of the most respected coaches in the nation and he has experience building championship teams from the ground up.View Clifford's Bio ⟩
Prior to joining the Hawks, Reed served as an assistant coach at Savannah State, where he led the Tigers a 13-19 record in 2013-14. He was with Georgia Southern for the year prior and led the Eagles to 14 wins overall, seven of which were in the Southern Conference. In each of the past two years, Reed helped lead his respective teams to first-round wins in their conference basketball tournaments.
He spent over 10 years as the head coach of Bethune-Cookman University from 2001-11. In 291 games leading the Wildcats, Reed posted a 125-166 record, the last three of which were all winning seasons. He led the Wildcats to consecutive 17-16 years in 2008-09 and 2009-10. The longtime Florida resident took BCU to its first MEAC Regular Season Championship in 2010-11 as the Wildcats finished 21-13 that season. The team had a seven-game winning streak to end the regular season and earned a spot in the NIT against Virginia Tech.
The accomplishments elevated Reed to being named MEAC Coach of the Year and NABC District 15 Coach of the Year in 2011.
In his early years at Bethune-Cookman, Reed helped the Wildcats to their first win over a power conference foe, when the Wildcats defeated South Florida, 75-68, in 2005. It was in 2005 where Reed and the Wildcats provided BCU with its first winning seasons in 25 years of Division I play. He was named Collegiateinsider.com Coach of the Year in 2005-06.
Before he was the head coach at BCU, Reed served as an assistant coach at his alma mater for four seasons from 1997-2001.Reed began his coaching career at Atlantic High School (Fla.) and was the head coach for three years from 1994-97. He led the team to back-to-back District 8 titles on the Class 4A level.
He played two season at Bethune-Cookman from 1989-1991 and was was named to the MEAC Second Team his senior year. He set the single-game school record for three-pointers made (seven) and scored over 1,200 points in two seasons with the Wildcats. Reed transferred to BCU from St. Johns River Community College, where he averaged 18 ppg over two seasons.He was also named to the Mid-Florida All-Conference team in 1985.
Reed graduated from Bethune-Cookman with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education. He would later attain his graduate degree from Concordia University in 2011 with a Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration.
He is married to Vera I. Reed — an Assistant Principal at Bennett Middle School in Salisbury, Maryland — and the pair has one son, Clifford "CJ" Reed and a granddaughter, Zalia Susan. The couple resides in Salisbury.
His personal best sports moment was having his son, CJ, sign to play for him at Bethune-Cookman. His hobbies outside of sports include attending movies and his favorite book is Good to Great by James Collins.
Assistant Coach Adrian "Ace" Custis
Adrian "Ace" Custis enters his fifth season as an assistant coach for the Hawks. Prior to his arrival, Custis coached at Virginia State in 2013-14 and played professionally in the NBA, CBA, USBL and overseas for a total of 15 seasons. Custis graduated from Virginia Tech where he played all four years and was named one of the top 10 players in VT's history of men's basketball.View Adrian's Bio ⟩
During his professional playing career, Custis was originally signed to a free-agent deal by the Dallas Mavericks in 1997 before signing with the Grand Rapid Hoops of the Central Basketball Association (CBA) in 1999. Following one season with the Hoops, he signed with the Tampa Bay ThunderDawgs of the United States Basketball League (USBL). With Tampa Bay, he led the team to the 2001 USBL Championship and was named co-MVP of the entire league.
The 6'8 forward then proceeded to take his talents overseas, making the OSG Phoenix of the Japanese Basketball League his home for three seasons. In his first year with the club, he led the team and was second in the league in both scoring (27.8 ppg) and rebounding (13.1 rpg). In 2005-06, Custis led the league in scoring (27.7 ppg) and assists (5.1 asg). He was also third in rebounding (13.5 rpg).
Following the 2006 season, Custis joined the Panasonic Trains (Japanese Basketball League). Ace was a standout with Panasonic for five seasons until 2012. His professional career spanned across numerous countries including the Philippines, Qatar, Lebanon, Syria and Indonesia. He retired from professional basketball in 2012.
Custis was a four-year basketball standout at Virginia Tech, where he was one of the most popular student-athletes in the history of the program. He was the third player (fourth overall) in VT men's basketball history to score 1,000 points and bring down 1,000 rebounds. He had his No. 20 jersey retired in 1997, just the third player in the history of the program to achieve such a number. Ace was named one of the top-10 players in the history of Virginia Tech men's basketball bytechhoops.com.
The Northampton High School graduate was named to the All-Freshman Team in the Metro Conference in 1994, before leading the Metro Conference in rebounds in 1995 and claiming First Team All-Metro Conference that year. He finished second on the ballot for Player of the Year that season. Ace was a First Team All-Atlantic 10 pick in both 1996 and 1997. Custis is the only player to average more than 10 rpg for an entire season in over 40 years after he posted 10.5 rpg in 1995.
Ace graduated from VT in 1997 with a degree in marketing. His personal best sports moment is winning the 1995 NIT Championship game over Marquette at Madison Square Garden and lists his mother as his role model. His professional coaching goal is to win the MEAC Championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament. Ace's favorite movie is Friday and favorite book is Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. He resides in Fruitland, Md., with his wife Denedra and their three sons Charles Mapp, Adrian Custis II and Evan Custis.
Assistant Coach Raheem Waller
Raheem Waller enters his first season on the staff as an assistant coach. Waller comes to Eastern Shore after three seasons at Buford High School in South Carolina as the head coach. During Waller’s stint he had two playoff appearances and was once named Region Coach of the Year. Prior to coaching, Waller also enjoyed a professional career in the IBL, USBL, as well as internationally.View Raheem's Bio ⟩
On the collegiate level, Waller has been on the staff at schools on the Division I and Division II levels. His career as a coach began with a one-year stint at Elizabeth City State University in 2004-05. Other stops for Waller include Chipola College, University of West Georgia, Georgia State University, Coastal Carolina, and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) schools Florida A&M University and Savannah State. During those stops he served on the staffs of former national coaches of the year Cliff Ellis and Rod Barnes at Coastal Carolina and Georgia State respectively.
As a player he was a standout and team captain at South Carolina State University. Waller earned all-conference and all-tournament honors while leading the Bulldogs to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances in 1996 and 1998. He earned his bachelor's degree in industrial technology from South Carolina State in 1999 and Masters in Sport Management from American Public University in 2016.
Waller is married to the former Dominique Hemphill and has twin sons named Jacob and Matthew.
June 20-23, 2019
Overnight Campers Check-in: Thursday between 11am-12pm
Extended Day Campers Check-in: Thursday at 12pm
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: Not provided
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.
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 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: THURS 12pm-9pm, FRI-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 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
- 7:00 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.