P.H.A.S.E.1 Academy student-athletes shone at the Star Search Basketball and Life Skill Development Camp held last week at the GC Foster College in Spanish Town, Jamaica.
During the awards ceremony on the last day of the camp, they were awarded for the advanced skills they displayed during the four-day camp.
Derjean Royal was awarded male MVP of the camp, while Kerry-Key Stephenson copped the Girls All-Star title. The most outstanding player award was given to Nathan Ricketts who was also awarded in the Intermediates All-Stars category along with Darie Patterson.
Joshua Ferguson and Tevaughni Bernard copped the Junior All-Stars title, while Kemauny Welch, Romario Senior, Fabian Kennedy, and Derjean Royal were awarded as Senior All-Stars.
The student-athletes from P.H.A.S.E.1 Academy received some individual awards as well.
Romario Senior was awarded for being the top three-point scorer and for the top free throws. Derjean Royal received awards for the most slam dunks as well as the 1v1 in the senior category. Nathan Rickets copped an individual award for being the top player in the 1v1 in the intermediates category.
Director of P.H.A.S.E.1 Basketball Academy Jamaica Dave Black said he was very pleased with the student-athletes performance at the camp.
“They performed very well, in each category of the award ceremony there was more than one P.H.A.S.E.1 player who was selected to be all-star even in the senior category -5 players were selected and 4 of them were a part of P.H.A.S.E.1,” he said.
He explained that the players’ outstanding performances were due to the training they have been exposed to at the P.H.A.S.E.1 academies.
“The players who are involved in the P.H.A.S.E.1 programme were already exposed to most of the drills that they took part in at the camp in comparison to most of the other campers. Sometimes coaches would even select some of these players to demonstrate the drills because they have been doing them already through the P.H.A.S.E.1 academy so it gave them an advantage,” he said.
Students enrolled at P.H.A.S.E.1 Academy located in Canada, the US, Barbados, Jamaica and Africa have access to expert staff, elite training methods, top competition, and exposure to greater opportunities. They are exposed to a series of basketball skill specific movements and techniques that facilitates their athletic and basketball skill development which allows for optimal performance through foundational basketball skills as a player progresses to higher levels of competition.