Pump Fake

March 24th, 2016 | Uncategorized

A pump fake is a basketball action where you trick the defense into thinking you are shooting the ball but then instead you dribble by the defender. You make the defense think you are doing one thing, but then you do something else. That is what happened to my spring break plans. My spring break plans threw me a pump fake. I was planning on flying to Belgium to visit my old NC State teammate but those plans had to change because of the recent terrorist attacks. I was supposed to fly to Brussels the day after the attacks and I thank God that I was not flying a day earlier and I thank God that my teammate and his family are safe.


Since my trip to Belgium was canceled, I now have the opportunity to work Limerick’s Easter Week basketball camp. The camp is for boys and girls ages 6-12 and we have had over 50 kids each day so far. The camp has been an absolute blast and the kids have been really energetic. Some of the campers have been playing basketball for a while and their skills are well developed and then there are some campers that it is there first time playing basketball, but what is special is that they are all smiling and having fun. That is what basketball is all about. It isn’t about a players ability but it is about having fun, being active, and meeting new friends. 




Victory Scholar: Staats Battle

Present University: University of Limerick

US League: ACC

Club/Community Partner: UL Eagles

Alma Mater: North Carolina State University

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland


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