The 2022 Bandera Basketball Camp, which featured over 100 participants for the second consecutive year, wrapped up Thursday afternoon at the conclusion of three days of learning, competition and fun on the court.
In the competition gym, incoming sixth through ninth grade students opened camp by working through fundamental stations manned by a coaching staff that featured nine Bandera High School graduates and five former or current collegiate basketball players.
Students then worked through offensive and defensive schemes and finally competed in competitions including X-Out Layups, Moneyball, HotShot, Free throws, three-pointers and conditioning.
The X-Out layup champions were Seth Doyle and Jessi Battle. Moneyball team champions included Samantha Sardo, Cooper Franklin, Jet Doyle, Seth Doyle, Lake Battle and Paul Leija.
The HotShot champions were Dalton Parks and Samantha Sardo, while Jet Doyle and Zoey Taylor took home the free throw championship.
Brady Trussell and Zoey Taylor took first in the three-point competition, Byron Keeling and Zoey Taylor won the Mikan Drill competition and the conditioning champions were Dalton Parks and Jessi Battle.
In the auxiliary gym, coaches led incoming kindergarten through fifth graders through a series of introductory drills and built a fundamental skill set for the future Bulldogs in attendance.
Students competed in games of dribble knockout, dribble relay races, shooting knockout and layup competitions in between their station work.
The camp was led by Bandera head boys basketball coach Brady Keane, and the camp coaching staff included Sananda Molina (BHS Head Volleyball Coach), Ty Neff (BHS Class of 2015, Colorado Christian University Basketball), Cami Davis (TLU Basketball Class of 2020), Luke Barnett (BHS Class of 2022, McMurry University Football), Ryan Perez (BHS Class of 2022, Arlington Baptist University Basketball), Ryan Zimmel (BHS Class of 2021, Texas A&M University), Avery Ouellette (BHS Class of 2022, Texas A&M San Antonio), Nicholas Salas (BHS Class of 2016, Iowa Wesleyan / Spalding University Baseball), Kristin Salas (BHS Class of 2020, McMurry University Basketball), Maddie Williamson (Iowa Wesleyan Basketball), Lukas Jackson (BHS Class of 2021, University of Texas at Austin), Jessica Salinas (BHS Coaching Staff) and Charlie Boling (BHS Coaching Staff).
Camp t-shirts were distributed on day three of the camp and were sponsored by Best Western Bandera, Bill Miller Bar-B-Q, Maggio’s Pizza and Mini Mart Convenience Stores.
The coaching staff would like to thank all of the parents who allowed their students to participate at the camp this year. We look forward to seeing everyone in the stands at a game this season, and are excited to host another great camp next summer!