By Eli Ruiz
LOCH SHELDRAKE July 29, 2005 The 2005 Sullivan Generals Summer Boys Basketball Camp concluded with a recognition ceremony on Friday, July 22 at the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse on the Sullivan County Community College campus.
The camp ran from Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22.
On Friday afternoon, SCCC Athletic Director Chris DePew and his staff recognized the 47 boys who participated in the camp.
While all of the participants received certificates of participation, DePew also honored the camps most outstanding players. Those youngsters were presented with trophies for their special accomplishments.
I just want to thank all of these kids for putting in such a tough week in a very hot gym, DePew said.
The camps coaches spilt the participants into three age groups: 7 to 9, 10 to 12 and ages 13 and up.
The Most Valuable Player for the 7- to 9-year-old age group was Quinn Jackson from Fallsburg. The Most Improved Player Award went to Ben Kapito of Monticello, with the Coaches Award going to Rakkir Watson of Fallsburg. Shakree Gibson of Fallsburg won the age groups Mr. Hustle Award.
In the 10- to 12-year-old group, the MVP was Marcus Daniels-Penn of Monticello, while the Most Improved Player Award went to Sebastian Sanchez from Fallsburg. Brothers Richard and Alex Lander of Narrowsburg received the age groups Coaches Award and Mr. Hustle Award, respectively.
The final set of awards went to the 13 and over age group. The MVP was Corey Ramos from Liberty and the Most Improved Player Award was presented to Venis Kevii of Hankins. Nat Abbott of New York City received the Coaches Award and the Mr. Hustle Award went to Jesse Ierardi of New York City.
The kids had a great time, and their families were very supportive, DePew commented. Some of the kids didnt have the greatest skills, but they certainly werent lacking in heart.