KEITH "SHOT DOC" VENEY
Keith "Shot Doc" Veney has shared his basketball experience, education, and passion to bring out the best in amateur and professional basketball players. He has travelled across the world training athletes at each level from 6 years of age to Professional NBA MVPs and potential Hall of Famers.
Keith "Shot Doc" Veney stills holds the NCAA record for most three-point field goals made in a game with 15. Playing at Marshall University, Keith has made 409 three-pointers and is currently in the top 10 all-time in Division I history. After college he played professional basketball overseas and started his own company to help improve the skills of other players.
Keith has trained multiple professional players such as NBA All-Star and MVP Dirk Nowitzki, NBA Finals MVP and All-Star Paul Pierce, NBA All-Star Caron Butler of the Los Angeles Clippers, and Ben Gordon of the Charlotte Bobcats. Keith has helped improve their shooting to make them some of the best shooters in professional basketball.
Keith "Shot Doc" Veney is passionate about providing individual instruction, life-skills sessions, and public speaking to those seeking to grow, enrich, and change their lives.
Camp Antrum was founded by New Haven native, Shamon Antrum. Shamon grew up in the Dixwell Avenue area of New Haven and attended New Haven Public Schools. In 1988, Shamon attended Hillhouse High School where he played guard on the boys basketball team for four years under Coach Tony Vitolo (two years) and Coach Jimmy Wolfe for his junior and senior years. As a sophomore, he averaged 12 points a game helping lead the Academics to the CIAC Class "LL" state Championship in 1990. As a junior, Shamon averaged 25 points per game and was selected to the New Haven Register All-Area and All-State teams. In his senior year, Shamon averaged 28 points a game. His outstanding play as a senior led him to be selected to the New Haven Register All-Area and All-State first teams for the second year in a row. He was also chosen to play for the McDonalds All America Team and was named Mr. Connecticut, the top player in the state, in 1992. Shamon finished his career at Hillhouse as the second leading career scorer (at the time) with 1,407 points.
After graduating from Hillhouse in 1992, Shamon attended Dixie Junior College in St. George, Utah for two years. In his second year at Dixie, he was named to the first team of the All-Scenic West Athletic Conference. Shamon was heavily recruited out of Dixie by the University of Maryland, Iowa State and Washington State University. Shamon chose to attend Washington State University on a basketball scholarship. In his first year at Washington State, Shamon started all 27 games for the Cougars (18-12) helping lead Washington State to the NIT Quarter-finals. He averaged 14 points a game, five rebounds and three assists. He was named New Comer of the Year in the Pac-10 Conference in 1995 and was named to the Pac-10 All-Defensive Team. As a senior, Shamon averaged 13 points a game and was second in three pointers made with 54. He helped lead the Cougars to an 18-11 record in 1996 and a second straight NIT appearance beating Gonzaga before being defeated by Nebraska in the second round. Shamon graduated from Washington State in 1996 with a degree in Child Psychology.
After college, Shamon played professional basketball for ten years. He played overseas in Australia, Austria, Germany, Yugoslavia and Kosovo. He also played in the USBL and the CBA. In the USBL, he played for the Atlantic City Seagulls, the Pennsylvania Valley Dogs and the New Jersey Flyers. In the CBA, he played with the Albany Patroons and the Connecticut Pride. During his professional career he had NBA tryouts with the Seattle Supersonics, Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics. Shamon retired from professional basketball in 2006.
After his career in basketball was over, Shamon returned home to Connecticut to establish Camp Antrum. This program provides opportunities for children to develop their overall academic ability and increase their self confidence by creating an environment where they can learn, grow, improve individual skills and develop character. In addition to his program, he is the head coach of the New Haven Blazers 14 and under AAU team.