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Eighteen youths enjoyed themselves and learned a thing or three about basketball late this summer at the venerable Spartan Hoop School.

Former Shepaug Valley High School athlete Deron Grabel returned to his alma mater to guide the boys and girls for a 21st straight summer.

"It was a great week," reflected Mr. Grabel.

The five-day camp climaxed with a series of individual competitions.

The following campers (and a coach) were honored for their court prowess:

Camper of the week: Julius Hollander.

Most improved: Tierney Kovacs.

Hustle award: Brian Waldron.

NCAA knockout champ: Michael O'Hazo.

NBA knockout champ: Paige Johnson.

NCAA hotshot champ: Michael O'Hazo.

NBA hotshot champ: Grace Federle.

NCAA foul-shooting champ: Julius Hollander.

NBA foul-shooting champ: Paige Johnson.

H.O.R.S.E. champ: Griffin Malkin.

Watermelon champs: Grace Federle, Emma Evans and Michael Ohazo.

Counselor of the week: Steve Pickett.