TESTIMONIALS / ATHLETES
CREATING GROWTH IN OUR ATHLETES ON AND OFF THE COURT
D1 COLLEGE - UC RIVERSIDE
“Hard work but you’ve got to learn to love it. It’s definitely a grind but it is by far the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done in my life”.
“Jimmy was instrumental in transitioning me from a pure post player to stretch forward perimeter type player. He has helped me with my ballhandling/playmaking and shooting a lot. Couldn’t be more thankful for him as both a coach and a person”.
D1 COLLEGE - HARVARD
“What I’ve realised so far is college is very full on and it’s all about preparation and being very organised. I struggle with it and so do others but that’s all good. This goes for both college life and basketball. You should try to decide what you care about most while there, whether that be basketball, school or social life and that will help you know where to invest the majority of your time”.
“What really helped me in the month leading up to going to college were the weekly beach conditioning sessions with Jimmy and the other boys. It helped to have mates with similar goals going through the sand dunes with you. After doing them together it also motivated me to do them on my own and also with Tas some days at Narrabean. All this helped me early with conditioning as college is such a faster pace”.
VIZURA ACADEMY - SERBIA
“Moving from Sydney to Serbia at 18, away from family and to a new country where I didn't speak the language, was a massive shift. I’ve realised that external factors cause people to quit, not basketball - distance from family, motivating. I’ve learned the ins and outs of pro basketball in Europe, the way people approach the game out here, it’s been amazing”.
“Before I left, Jimmy tailored my training differently. We went over the differences between here and Australian basketball, adapting workouts daily to match . It was about being smart and taking on any challenge. He made sure every session counted, and that personalised approach went a long way”.
D3 COLLEGE - SARAH LAWRENCE
“It’s been an amazing experience so far! I have learnt a lot about myself on and off the court. Overall, I’m enjoying the process of improving everyday and getting to play the sport I love at the next level”.
“Training with Jimmy over my break allowed me to learn and work on many different aspects of my game. All while competing against other college athletes at these sessions”.
JUCO - SOUTH GEORGIA TECH
“I took a little bit of a different route with the college experience, I committed to a junior college which so far has been an awesome experience, some ups and downs but mostly things that make me better at the end of each day. My progress in basketball has gone through the roof".
“The lead up to going to college was also very great for my development and getting me ready for some of the hard parts about playing basketball in America, training with Jimmy made it easy to adapt in this style of play. I was training with jimmy multiple times a week to where my body was feeling amazing and I was jumping through the roof. All of that training so I could have success playing over in America”.
D1 COLLEGE - DAVIDSON
"Being at Davidson has been a really challenging but rewarding opportunity. I just love being able to live and train with my best mates every day and be surrounded by great people".
"Leading up to college Jimmy really helped me to get my touch and confidence back after a long injury. He made sure the drills were relevant to what I’d be doing at college which made me feel more prepared for the new season".