Hickory – Hickory Parks and Recreation is sponsoring the 2019 Greater Hickory Metro Basketball Elite Academy, which will take place July 15 – 19, at Highland Recreation Center. The Greater Hickory Metro Basketball Elite Academy is for boys and girls going into the 6th through 12th grades.

The Greater Hickory Metro Basketball Elite Academy is for the serious player who wants to excel as a basketball player. The academy will be led by college coaches, professional players, high school coaches, and professional skill development instructors. This intense week of instruction will include DRILL FOR SKILL fundamentals in all areas and competitive games to help each player take his or her game to the next level.

Highland Recreation Center is located at 1451 8th Street Drive NE in Hickory. The academy will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily. The cost of the academy is $70. Applications can be obtained online at the Hickory Parks and Recreation webpage on www.HickoryNC.gov, or at any recreation center.

For more information, please contact Hickory Parks and Recreation at (828) 261-2247, or Academy Director Gary Bowne at (828) 381-1856 or via email at 1453bowne@charter.net.