CHAMPIONSHIP GIANTS HOLDING A SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP
June 11, 2012, Jacksonville, Fla- The defending ABA National Champions Jacksonville Giants will be holding two basketball camp sessions this summer. June 25th-28th at Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex, 3604 Philips Hwy, Jacksonville, FL & July 23rd-26th at Trinity Christian Academy, 800 Hammond Blvd, Jacksonville, FL.
The Jacksonville Giants youth summer basketball camp will be conducted by the Giants coaches, staff and players. Each camper will receive professional assistance from players which includes warm ups, skill development; ball handling, passing, shooting, and much more! This is a great opportunity to learn first hand from the National Champion Giants! The four day camp will guarantee a great experience for each camper.
Each camper will also have the opportunity to meet ABA most valuable player Jermaine Bell and fellow teammate/all-star Matt Fields. For more information please call the Giants office to reserve a spot today, 904-355-6531 or check the Giants website for more details. www.jacksonvillegiants.com.
The Jacksonville Giants Youth Summer Basketball Camp is available to boys and girls ages 8-18; $150 per person.
June 25 – 28
Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex
July 23 – 26
Trinity Christian Academy
Camp attendees will receive:
Invaluable instructions by Giants coaches, staff, and players
Official Camp T-shirt
Tickets to Giants games
Free Lunch & Snack
2011-2012 ABA CHAMPIONS JACKSONVILLE GIANTS
April 15, 2012 the Jacksonville Giants won the ABA Championship in St. Petersburg, Florida. Taking the series 2-0 against the #1 ranked and previously undefeated South Carolina Warriors. The Giants finished the season with a 27-4 record.
THE DECEMBER 2011 SEASON OPENER BUZZER BEATER
Who could have imagined that 20 years after his famous BUZZER BEATER shot for Duke that former NBA Star and Olympic Gold Medalist Christian Laettner would be repeating the feat. This time, he was playing for the ABA Jacksonville Giants. With just 3 seconds left and down by two, Laettner tossed the ball inbounds over 50 ft. to awaiting Mike Polyte who dropped it off quickly to Currye (C.T.) Todd. Todd took the long 30 foot shot and it entered the basket without hitting the rim winning the game.
PROUD RECIPIENTS OF DCPS BUSINESS PARTNER RECOGNITION AWARD
The Giants were proud to be recognized as one of only three businesses to
receive the State Education Commissioner’s Business Partner Recognition award for their participation in Duval County public Schools during the 2010/2011 school year. The Giants players, coaches and staff, including the one and only Mr. Biggs, visited 70 schools in Northeast Florida as part of the organizations promise to excellence and community. The team has a goal of visiting 120 schools this coming season as well as participating in many other community and charitable activities.
MOST POINTS SCORED IN A SINGLE GAME IN PRO BASKETBALL HISTORY
In its 7th game in the ABA , the Jacksonville Giants established the historic ABA and Pro Basketball record of “Most Points Scored in a Single Game” with a total score of 206 points. The Giants recently broke this record this record again, scoring 211 points against the Columbus Riverballers on February 4th 2012, earning national media attention in Sports Illustrated.
UNDEFEATED IN ITS FIRST REGULAR SEASON (23-0)
The Giants are proud of the fact that they were UNDEFEATED during regular season play. No other ABA team has held such a record. The Giants final regular season record was 23-0.
2011 ABA ALL-STAR GAME
In its first season, the Jacksonville Giants hosted the 2011 ABA National All-Star Game. It was held February 26, 2011, at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The top 12 “Best of the Best” ABA players in the United States competed in an East vs. West competition. Giants’ players Jermaine (Slim) Bell and Ed ( Hollywood ) Horton were two of the select few to make this team. Giants’ Head Coach Kevin Waters was coach for the East team and he led the Eastern Conference team to an All-Star victory by just one point. ABA President Dick Packer, said, “The Giants hosted one terrific All-Star game and definitely one of our best ever! I know that everyone in attendance had a great time.”
ABOUT THE GIANTS AND THE ABA 3-D RULE
The Giants, directed by Head Coach Kevin Waters, was established as a fast-breaking energetic team meant to take advantage of the ABA ‘s 3-D rule. The 3-D rule allows the team that steals its opponent’s ball before half court to add one point to its point score. For example: If the stealing team makes a two point shot it actually counts as three points on the scoreboard. When the 3-D rule is in effect and a player is fouled, that player has the opportunity at three foul shots instead of the normal two.