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There are numerous avenues of development young players may choose to help achieve their goals.  These goals may range from making their middle school team to playing professional basketball. Basics is one of many entities providing such an opportunity.  While Basics is not the only way, we have provided significant development for many of our participants and aided in helping them reach their potential.  To date Basics has 101 program graduates playing in college, including 11 at the D-1 level.

Basics approach is based squarely on the teachings of UCLA’s Coach John Wooden.  Wooden Comments

We are proud to have helped develop many of our area’s top players since 2006, including three (3) Associated Press Michigan High School Players of the Year

L-R: Cole (U of M), Bruinsma (Detroit), Richards (Cornerstone)


Coach Gary Walters (left) was Coach McGannon’s college coach at Dartmouth.

(Click HERE to learn more about the drills we use and  to see our player competency guidelines.)


PLEASE READ:  Commissioned by the NCAA and chaired by Condoleezza Rice, this April 2018 report describes in detail the challenges confronting College basketball.