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Players putting in time during summer practices
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Another week of practice and camp are in the books for Coach Chad Pittman and the basketball players of Dawson County High School.

The coach says he is pleased with what he has seen.

"I couldn't feel any better about the summer," Pittman said.

Varsity and junior varsity level players traveled to the University of Georgia on Saturday for a one day camp where they faced off against teams from Warner Robbins, Flowery Branch and Fulton County.

"It went really good," Pittman said. "You know the biggest thing for us this summer is getting kids a lot of reps and trying to do things that maybe they either haven't done in the past or maybe just some playing varsity and getting experience.

"Everybody wants to win every game all the time, including myself, but I also try to be in perspective about you know there's half the kids that are playing with us this summer that didn't play on the varsity team last year," he said.

The two teams were able to get in a total of seven games during the one day event and Pittman felt like it was a good experience for the group at the top notch facilities.

"The kids are very coachable. Their attitudes are great. The effort has been really good," he said.

A few players who play other sports at Dawson County have had multiple commitments over the summer and as a result the lineups have been changing, but Pittman is happy about giving more players experience and reps.

This week the junior varsity and freshman teams will travel to Lambert High School to get some more games in against local teams.

The varsity boys leave tomorrow morning for Tennessee Tech for the final camp of the summer.

"We will get about six or seven games up there as well. And that is kind of how we will end up all the major stuff of the summer coming up on Fourth of July and the dead week," he said. "In July we will have some open gym time for some shooting and some individual work and that will be about it."

The middle school teams also completed camp last week at the high school under the direction of Pittman.

"I was really excited about that. We had a little over 30 attend," he said. "There's quite a few kids that really have some talent and ability. I was obviously really pleased about that. It was really good to have that camp and to see all those kids for sure."