Moore slates camp

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 11, 2007

AHOSKIE – Marvin Moore is returning to his roots.

A standout basketball player in his days at Hertford County High School and Catawba College, Moore will be hosting his seventh annual Moore Basketball Camps in Hertford County.

Moore is a 1999 graduate of Catawba, earning a bachelor of arts degree in physical education. After graduation, he played professionally in Europe in Sweden and Monaco.

While at Catawba, he was a three-time All-SAC performer as the Indians posted an 83-33 record and advanced to the NCAA II regional tournament on two occasions. As a senior, Moore was the South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year, setting a league record by scoring 650 points. He was also named all-region and All-American as well as being selected as the SAC Male Athlete Year for the 1998-99 year. He was inducted to the SAC Hall of Fame in May of 2004.

Moore ranks 10th all-time at Catawba in scoring with 1,556 points. He holds school records for steals in a game, season and career and ranks third all-time in assists.

At HCHS, Moore was named all-conference and team MVP and helped the Bears to a conference title.

Moore resides in Concord with his wife, Jessica.

He will be assisted in his camps by Northampton County High School n East Head Basketball Coach Jeff Ramsey and Elizabeth City State University assistant coach Alico Dunk.

There will be two types of camps offered this year, an individual camp and a position play camp. Both camps are slated to begin Monday, July 21 and continue through July 23.

The individual camp will be held at the Ahoskie Recreation Center gym on those dates and will be open to boys and girls ages seven to 15. It runs daily from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

The camp will provide a positive learning experience for youth and emphasis will be placed on fundamental skills, strategy, condition, techniques, individual and team offense and defense.

“Experienced instruction should generally help the individual to improve his or her skill level, offering the opportunity for the development of maximum potential,” Moore said.

The camp will be open to boys and girls with instruction, activities and supervision to be classified according to gender.

Post play instruction will include post move, post techniques, offense and defensive rebounding techniques, the outlet pass, post defense, early post defense, high-low game, screening and shooting.

Guard play instruction will include reading defenses, passing to the post, changing the angle of the pass, shooting off the dribble, techniques for getting open, reading screens and shooting.

The cost of the camp will be $65 and will include insurance, t-shirt and instruction.

Registration will be held at the gym at 8 a.m. Monday, July 21.

The 2008 Position Play camp for post and guards is slated to also run July 21-23.

That camp, which will be held from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. each day, is open to boys and girls ages 12 to 18.

The camp is designed to increase the awareness and skill level of the players who seek to get the best of their abilities through on the court and in the classroom sessions.

Most of the time will be spent on teaching and repetition. The campers will be divided into small groups in order to get more repetition and individual help by the staff.

The camp will begin at 1 p.m. July 21 with Session I which will run 1 n 2:15 p.m. Session II begins at 2:45 and runs through 4 p.m. Sessions three and four follow the same schedule on Tuesday and Sessions V and VI the same on Wednesday.

“Students receive individual instruction during the intermission periods between 2:15 and 2:45,” Moore said. “This time is designated to help perfect the skill campers have just learned or enhance it with another part of the game he/she feels they are lacking.”

Registration can take place at 8 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.

The cost for the camp is $65 including insurance, T-shirt and instruction.

Deposits of $35 can be sent by check or money order to Marvin Moore, 2300 West Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. Any deposit sent after July 11 should go to Marvin Moore, 810 Parker Avenue, Ahoskie, NC 27910.

For more information, call Marvin Moore at 704.433.2600 or Jeff Ramsey at 398.3702.