Today we’d like to introduce you to Stacey Scott.
Stacey, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
As a youngster, I grew up in the Kansas City area, then relocated with my Step-Father (now adoptive Father) and family to North Dakota. I was an outstanding athlete at Central High School in Grand Forks earning nine varsity letters in basketball, football, tennis and track. Additionally I has earned All-State, All-Region and All-Conference and MVP in every sport. Including All-American honors in basketball from the state of North Dakota where I lead my team in every statistical category in my junior and senior year. I received dozens of offers from D1 schools and chose to attend North Dakota State- School of Science (78-80) where I lead the team in scoring & rebounding two years, then transferred to University of North Dakota (80-82) for two years. In the summers between college school years I participated in the Chicago Pro Basketball Summer Leagues for International Playboy and Nike. After my collegiate years he was released from several NBA team (Chicago, Dallas, San Diego). [Player documentation available upon request.] Although my professional career wasn’t as stellar as my previous years I continually applied the experience acquired by assisting young players with the game of basketball whenever the opportunity was presented. My specialty is developing players Jump Shots (not set shots), Ball Handling, Basketball IQ (decision making) and Attitude.
After basketball I choose to help develop young basketball athletes for their next level of basketball from as young as six years old. There are many player who are left behind due to under development. In addition to developing skills I wanted to focus on academics and personal growth. Many of the student over my 30 years have become like family and are still in communication. The academy has given me a format to change the lives of our youth and mentor them through the difficulties they face as growing young adults. I’ve had dozens of opportunities to speak the youth in our nation’s public middle and high school informing them on the consequences of poor decisions and the affects it can have on their future. And how important it is to have a passion in life that can help them stay focused on future.
Basketball, like other sports, can be a true building block for life.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Although my love for the kids has been a smooth ride, it has not one without heartaches. Being involves in so many kids lives you also gain a connection to the rest of their family. With that, there has been trying situation such as domestic issue and loss of loves ones I’ve faced. There are also times when the truth needed to be told to a student and was met by harsh feeling because they didn’t want to hear it. Which leads to mixed emotions. Then there are times where I have to deal with relationship breakups and the baggage that leaves behind. I can go on, but it all goes with the territory of loving another.
Basketball Development Academy – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I am most proud of seeing the students grow into adulthood. I pretty much get to see them grow and fight through the challenges of life.
What sets our organization apart from the rest is that we are a true training academy. We develop verifiable results on film and make them public on our website for everyone to see. Because of the development gain through our training it give the student a confidence level they’ve not had previously. Our prayer is that it carries over into their daily lives and into their adulthood.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success is the creation of something that is better than you ever could have thought. If a student can say to me, “I’ve learned more for working and being around you than I ever have anyone else, thank you”. We’ve accomplish success on both ends of the spectrum. That means I done my job and they grew individually from it.
My markers for success are verifiable results…
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