The Swain Basketball Academy is now accepting registrations to develop your student athletes Individual development and training through group training, team training, basketball camps and shooting gun workouts. They are committed to small one on one development as well. What makes the Swain Basketball Academy stand out as a staple Atlanta training facility? I would have to say it’s the passion and drive of it’s founder Robert Swain.
In case you are not familiar with Robert Swain’s principles. Players are welcome to all different skill levels who have a desire to learn, train, and compete in basketball. Courtcred.com describes Robert Swain by saying the following:
A three-time National AAU champ with the Atlanta Celtics, Swain averaged 29 points, eight rebounds and five assists during his senior year at Tri-Cities High School. Regarded as a Top 50 recruit, Swain committed to UConn and rounded out a recruiting class that included McDonald’s All-Americans Taliek Brown and Scott Hazelton, Caron Butler and Johnnie Selvie. The following year with the additions of Ben Gordon and Emeka Okafor, UConn won the Big East Championship and made it to the Elite Eight. However, minutes were scarce for Swain in Storrs and he transferred to the College of Charleston. He played two season for the Cougars before graduating and then finally playing professionally in Europe.
During his time back home from overseas Swain would hold free training sessions for the kids in the community. These sessions would fill up with about 70 to 80 kids. But it wasn’t until Swain hit rock bottom that he realized his ability to motivate and help others get better as a real gift from above. Swain got himself into some legal issues and had to serve two years in the federal penitentary. Having felt like he lost it all, it was basketball and his relationships developed through the game that kept him sane. His former head coach Jim Calhoun was the recipient of many collect calls and answered them every time. To keep himself occupied, Swain began to train prisoners and came up with the business plan for “Swain Basketball Academy” during a stint in solitary confinement. The company’s current slogan, “Own Your Moment,” came from behind those walls.
Today, The Swain Basketball Academy offers two different locations where your child can be properly developed.
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Tameka “Tiny” Harris is heading into new territory with her newest business deal. On Thursday, she announced that she is the now the owner of the Atlanta Heirs, a gender-mixed basketball team. READ MORE
On Thursday August 17, at 1PM at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, Tameka “Tiny” Harris announced her ownership of the Atlanta Heirs in the GMGB (Global Mixed Gender Basketball) first professional co-ed Basketball League. Tiny Harris joins Master P, who serves as President of GMGB and, owner of the New Orleans Gators co-ed team.
BABYJADE Entertainment held a celebrity basketball game with rap superstar YFN Lucci vs BMG at Pittman Park gym. The celebrity game was hosted by @Yfnkay and is held every year to bring togetherness in the community. Not only is Lucci a successful rap artist, he is definitely doing big things in the community and his fans definitely show support ! Celebrities guest appearances were none other than Atlanta’s own R&B singer Monica, Rapper Lil Durk, Young Scooter, and NBA superstar Shannon Brown. The hometeam (YFN) finished in first place with a final score of 61-58 over the BMG team ! So congrats to team YFN !
The guy who allegedly stole 2 of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jerseys has created a big problem for anyone who may have bought stolen sports stuff from him if they don’t turn it in, they could be prosecuted. Mauricio Ortega is the guy suspected of entering the Patriot’s locker room after Super Bowl 51 and pilfering Tom’s game-winning jersey. We’re told, in addition to also finding Tom’s Super Bowl 49 jersey and Von Miller’s helmet, authorities found other items. READ MORE
ATLANTA – The Atlanta Hawks are adding a dab of hip-hop culture to their March 16 matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies, today announcing halftime and postgame pop-up performances featuring the chart-topping group Migos.
Migos released their second studio album, “Culture,” on Jan. 27 and saw it ascend to the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart for the week ending Feb. 2. The album’s lead single, “Bad and Boujee,” rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on Jan. 9 and was certified platinum on Jan. 23.