UNC Basketball: Elliot Cadeau hosts holiday Basketball Camp

The UNC basketball program's freshman guard gave back to his local community while spending time at home for the holidays.

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Having the opportunity to come home for the holidays, UNC basketball standout Elliot Cadeau spent some time giving back to his local community.

On Saturday morning, Cadeau hosted a holiday camp for students from fourth to 12th grade. The camp was held at Montclair State University, as nearly 100 campers attended to learn more about the game of basketball from one of the state's best talents.

Cadeau wasn't the only camp counselor on hand, as the camp featured various coaches and athletes from different levels that helped provide some wisdom and expertise as well. As his mother, Michelle, noted in the introduction section of the camp, all of the people helping out at the event were those who have been around her son through his basketball journey, as they've all played a role in helping shape who he is today.

The camp started off with six stations that each group rotated through. From practicing some key basketball skills, such as shooting and passing, the campers were also challenged to improve their conditioning and defensive abilities, as the high-level energy was definitely noticeable as the campers made their way through each group.

To add to the physical aspect, there was also a special section where campers had the opportunity to learn how to break down game film, as Taaj Ridgey, the current Video Coordinator and Player Development Coach of the Boston Celtics' G-League affiliate, was on-hand to share what he's learned throughout his playing and coaching career.

Cadeau had some fun with his campers, as his station focused on the aspects of scoring and defending in one-on-one situations. The Tar Heels guard regularly jumped into the action, as he challenged the campers in some friendly competitions.

It's great to see Cadeau giving back to his community, especially with the little amount of free time he has to be home before returning to Chapel Hill in a few days. His support team around him (from his family to his friends and coaches) create a dynamic opportunity to learn much more about the game, as his camp, which has now been run on two separate occasions thus far, is one that should be a "must attend" for youth basketball players who aspire to take their game to the next level.

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