Praise for the Rick Mahorn Big Man Camp
“Most young big men are rather lacking when it comes to proper footwork and balance. Every player can look great in their own workout videos, but when we see them in actual games you can see how easily they are pushed around and not properly balanced to make winning moves. The Rick Mahorn Big Man Camp absolutely goes about it the right way – drilling you repeatedly in games and helping you learn exactly what you need to know to be an impact player. Unless you are receiving continual feedback under these circumstances and being mentored to put that feedback to use, you are wasting your efforts. If you are serious about your career, the Rick Mahorn Camp is probably one of the best investments you can make!”
— Ettore Messina, San Antonio Spurs (Assistant Coach, Four-time EuroLeague Champion)
“As a sport psychologist and teacher, Mitch Smith is passionately committed to helping athletes capitalize on their talents. He has worked with several players in our basketball program. Their success can be traced, in part, to the direction and inspiration he has provided. He is committed to excellence and his integrity is the foundation of all that he does.”
—Bob McKillop, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Davidson College, 2008 NCAA Coach of the Year, 2013 Head USA Men’s Basketball Coach at World University Games, and College Coach of Stephen Curry.
“I was first introduced to the Rick Mahorn Big Man Camp at the beginning of my college basketball career. As a walk-on with no experience I lacked confidence on the court, and this camp helped me slow down the game through tactical thinking in the post as well as visualizing my game in my head before hand. If I’m struggling in a game I rehearse some of the mental strategies I acquired from the camp to help me relax, and get my confidence turned around. This camp gives you so many advantages to the mental side of basketball I highly recommend this camp to anybody at any stage of their career.”
—Jon Hart, (Former Professional Basketball Player for the Nassau Pride)
“The Rick Mahorn Big Man Camp helped me develop not only on the court but off the court as well. During my week at the camp we did many drills that Rick taught us; he showed us what we were doing well, and what we needed to work on, too. Having someone with that much basketball experience really helps and makes it more enjoyable for sure! We mixed it up with lots of competitions during drills as well as 1-on-1 and 3-on-3 competitions. The 5-on-5 scrimmages were the best part because we took the skills we learned throughout the camp and “put them to the test” to see how much we had improved during the week. Not only were Rick and George’s continual feedback extremely helpful but our off-the-court sessions taught us a lot as well. These included mental performance tips and advice that Rick offered about how to be better not only as a player but about how to conduct ourselves off the court.
Overall I would definitely recommend this camp to any player looking to become a better basketball player – and a better person!”
—Brandon Paul, Calvin College