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Warwick fostering basketball excellence

Area hoopsters learn from NBA instructor

August 1, 2014
Thor Skjelver - Tribune Intern , Pierce County Tribune

"Work hard. Play hard." seems to be an appropriate description of NBA Free Agent Camp Director Shane Warwick's basketball instruction.

Initially started more than 10 years ago, Warwick Workouts first came to Rugby last year, independently. Now, it's becoming an important summer activity for any Rugby athlete serious about basketball. And this year, Rugby's Greg Foster was added to the Warwick staff.

"Our program is here to build advanced offensive skills, and elevate players," Foster said. "We want to teach them how to work out and practice on their own."

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Submitted by Shannon Miller
Rugby basketball instructor Greg Foster teaches players at the Warwick Workouts basketball camp the week of July 20. Shane Warwick, of Rapid City, S.D., works with NBA?rookies.

While Warwick's traveling camp works with different levels, everyone of them has the same basic foundation: passing, dribbling and shooting.

About 130 kids from within a 60-mile radius came to Rugby to learn and practice, ranging from high school age, to third-graders. The camp took place the week of July 20 at RHS.

Camp director Shane Warwick shared his thoughts on what he does here.

"(Working with people) is my passion," Warwick said. "We've kind of been established in Rugby."

He says his camp is about building skills and learning how to practice on your own. He enjoys going back to see how the kids improve over the years.

Warwick is a Castlewood, S.D., native and coached nine years at the collegiate level and six for high schools. He coaches at the NBA Free Agent Camp and prepares NBA rookies for the draft. This spring, Warwick was hired to work with some of the best of college basketball's soon-to-be professionals. His group included college player of the year Doug McDermott (Creighton), Nik Stauskas and Mitch McGary (Michigan), Adreian Payne (Michigan State), Joe Harris (Virginia) and Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati).

 
 

 

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