Thursday started early with a team breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast, the Harvesters prepared for a early morning practice on the game court. The day before they practiced on a practice court.
At practice the team did competitive drills and worked on ball control. After practice the team ate lunch at Panera before going back to the hotel for down time. Most players slept. The coaches went to a meeting while the team got ready for the banquet.
At the banquet, coach Brandon Crisp received the District C Coach of the Year award.
There was a hypnotist at the banquet who hypnotized a group of players from all the teams. The Harvesters outside hitter Nyjah Meadows was one of the ones hypnotized. The hypnotist had the entire banquet laughing at the crazy things the players were doing.
At one point, he had the athletes act like they had just met their idol. Meadows walked up to teammate Courtanae Calhoun and started crying with excitement to finally meet Calhoun.
After waking the athletes up, the hypnotist asked the participants if there were ready to start and all of them said yes not knowing that for 45 minutes straight he had them dancing with coaches, dancing with random people and acting like Steve Irwin.
— Brianna Harmon