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Tigers basketball team takes part in summer camps
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Coach Thad Burgess and longtime assistant coach Wes Greer talk to their team during a time out at the University of North Georgia camp last week. - photo by Pam Jacobs Dawson Community News

Coach Thad Burgess' varsity boys' basketball team played in a team camp at the University of North Georgia last week.

The Tigers played four games during the two-days. On June 8, Dawson County played The Walker School and Lakeview Academy. On June 9, the team battled Pinecrest Academy and Model.

"I was really pleased with the second day of camp at North Georgia," Burgess said. "We saw great effort and our kids really competed. It is so important with this team that we give effort and hustle, since we are so physically outmanned."

Burgess continued: "Our match-up zone was much better, and our players are getting much more comfortable with the new offense."

The team played at another team camp at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama on Monday and Tuesday.

Burgess' team played three games on Monday against Section, Crossville and Smithville. The Tigers played two games on Tuesday, against Altamont and Covenant Christian before the three-hour trip home.

"I think our three days in Birmingham will be good to get away and have some fun outside of basketball together as a team. The light is slowly turning on, but they are super kids and are starting to see how important rebounding and competing is every trip. They don't experience that in middle school or on junior varsity," Burgess remarked.

Dawson County will travel to Athens on Saturday for a one-day team camp at the University of Georgia.