The workout will be structured as an NBA Pre Draft evaluation workout. Players will workout in groups of 12. Each session will be 1.5 hours in length. Players will warm up with shooting drills and will proceed to positional offensive drill work. The drills will be at an intense pace and will be designed to put players in game simulated positions to be evaluated on their ability to perform.
Next players will be split up into teams and will compete in game simulated competitions. Scouts will evaluate your ability to think in a half-court setting and play with other players on the court besides yourself. We will not only evaluate your ability, but also correct mistakes made on both offense and defense.
The workout will end with simulated fullcourt short games to end the workout. Dave Telep and a selected group of scouts will be on hand to evaluate and report on every session.
NOTE: Each player will only be able to participate in one session.
Mike Procopio- Mike has been in basketball for 19 years working on every level of player in the sport. He has worked for the Boston Celtics as a player scout for 4 years evaluating prospects globally for the NBA draft and has countless other connections with coaching staffs and front office executives around the league. Mike has worked with over 200 NBA Players. Some of his players that he has worked with on the court are Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade, Paul Pierce, DeRon Williams, Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo, and many others.
For the past four years he has worked closely with Kobe Bryant serving as his personal basketball consultant. His duties include breaking down film of upcoming opponents, evaluating performance on game by game basis, and working him out on the court. Mike was the first person to be a personal basketball consultant to a player of this level in league history.
Mission Of The Workout:
The mission behind this workout is to develop an event that does the following:
1.) Instruct the athlete on how to play in a structured environment
2.) Have the opportunity to be evaluated by the best high school talent evaluator in the game in Dave Telep(ESPN)
3.) Compete against top level selected competition in the midwest region
4.) Work in a small group setting and get out of your comfort zone of just playing games or getting shots up in an open gym environment.
Showcases have run their course. The days of going to an event and just playing 8 games in a day needs to be a thing of the past. Players pay good money and should have an equal opportunity to compete against good players in an organized setting. Playing in showcases of 400 kids where all you do is play games is a very poor model and needs to be changed.
This workout will be something different that will be to not only invite high level players, but also reach out for that diamond in the rough. This is designed to not only be for the top notch player, but also help launch the player that lacks exposure and push.We will not open this up for everyone where all you have to do is pay your money and you are in. There are plenty of events around the country in which you can do that and we invite you to find one of those.
We will do background checks on all players that we invite as well as players presented to us. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit players to us.
There is a $50.00 fee to participate in the event. This fee is to pay for the gym rental, staff, insurance, and other expenses of the event. We are not putting this on to make a big profit, but to put something together to help players in the region. The fee needs to be paid to us by October 10,2012 to all invited and accepted players. Players who do not pay the fee by this time could lose their spot to a waited list player. Once a player is invited or accepted there will be an online invoice emailed to them.
Also as a bonus all players that participate will receive free of charge a DVD breakdown of NBA players that play their position to help further your education and improvement of your game.
We look forward to this event as it could serve as a game changer in how players are evaluated at the high school level.