The Grind – September 2017

The Grind is a monthly report to let the basketball community know what has been going on in the world of Ganon Baker Basketball. Our hope is that everyone can take at least one thing from these reports to help them moving forward.  Players, Coaches and Skill Trainers.  There is something for everyone!

With that said, it has been an unbelievable summer at Ganon Baker Basketball.  Starting with the 2017 Coaches Class in June and wrapping it up with an 8 week tour of Asia.  Here is The Grind Report!

NBA Pre Draft 2017 - Great Success

Our team of trainers led by Ganon Baker hosted a variety of different players in preparation for the 2017 NBA Draft. The players worked out on the basketball court for six (6) days a week with our team of trainers and for three (3) days a week in the weight room with local experts and partners XPE Sports

All of the players were challenged on a daily basis as they significantly improved their basketball skill set while taking care of their body and minds in a very regimented program designed by Ganon Baker and his staff in collaboration with the athletic development team at XPE Sports.

We are proud to report that the following participants in our NBA Pre Draft program have obtained contracts to play at the professional level.

Kobi Simmons - Memphis Grizzlies, NBA
Mangok Mathiang
Mangok Mathiang - Charlotte Hornets, NBA
Antonio Blakeney #9 of the Chicago Bulls handles the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers
Antonio Blakeney - Chicago Bulls, NBA
Sanjay Lumpkin
Sanjay Lumpkin - Leuven Bears, Belgium
Patrick Cole
Patrick Cole - Sigal Prishtina, Kosovo
Dajuan Graf
Dajuan Graf - KK Alkar, Croatia
Omar Prewitt and Mangok Mathiang
Omar Prewit - BC Siauliai, Lithuania
Noah Allen : ICL Manresa, Spain
Will Darley
Will Darley - Hamburg Towers, Germany
Jorge Bilbao - Legia Warszawa, Spain
Jorge Bilbao - Legia Warszawa, Spain
Egidijus Maockevicius- Long Island Nets, G League
Egidijus Mockevicius- Long Island Nets, G League:

Ganon's Words of Wisdom

Finish today, FINISH this year, anyone can start but its the FINISH people Respect! Finishing Strong earns Respect!

Ganon Baker - Most Sought After International Trainer in China

CBA Dongguan Basketball School – An NBA Training Center – Lead Trainer for the 6th year in a row

“Dongguan Basketball School” approved by the Guangdong Provincial People’s Government established, the State Ministry of Education for the record, the State Sports General Administration approved the establishment of a modern secondary vocational basketball school; designed to cultivate 12-17 years of Chinese youth basketball talent.

“Dongguan Basketball School” was established in June 2011, located in Dongguan City Dongcheng District Niushan Vortex Industrial Park, covering more than 30 acres. The school has a basketball training hall with 8 sites, equipped with first-class equipment, power room, treatment room, cultural classrooms, multimedia classrooms, libraries and 9-storey apartments for more than 200 people dining at the same time. Aims to high standards of hardware facilities for students to create high-quality, high level of training, learning environment.

Jump10 Training Camp – Lead Trainer for all participants

JUMP10 World Hoops Challenge was founded in 2016, aimed at gathering basketball fans around the world through an annual professional-amateur basketball tournament.

The significance of the number 10 is inspired by the collective brotherhood of 5X5 basketball competition. It also represents the height of the court in feet. The full name “JUMP 10”refers to elevating your game through one of the most crucial movements in basketball. More than just a tournament JUMP10 is a platform for great players from all over the world to compete and and engage in cultural exchange. JUMP10 is a basketball festival for the world and a path to promoting China basketball development.

OneBall Camp – Lead Trainer

Lyu Xiaoming Basketball Camp – Lead Trainer 

Lyu Xiaoming is one of the most successful basketball players in the history of the CBA. He has founded his first ever PUSH CAMP through which he is hoping to teach the youth of China the fundamentals of the game of basketball. He personally requested Ganon Baker to run his first camp for three (3) days. This is the beginning of a long lasting relationship.

Inspiring and Teaching in Philippines basketball heaven

Introducing SKLZ Partnership

Ganon Baker Basketball has proudly partnered with SKLZ  in order to bring all of our dedicated followers a 25% discount on all SKLZ equipment. Ganon Baker and all of his trainers are using the products during workouts and highly recommend all of their products that aid athletes on their journey toward reaching personal excellence.

New Online Training (including Coaching Class) - Get After It Anytime, Anywhere

100s of Ganon Baker’s training videos in the palm of your hands!  

Some of the many benefits include:

Available on web, iOS & Android Apps
Access to group chat – Communicate with Ganon and other players
Access to extended work out plans
Compete on leaderboard
Private messages to Ganon
Receive workout plans suggestions from Ganon
Follow workout plans and watch exercise demonstration videos while you workout
Log your workouts which all get saved to your private profile
tracking tools to see your progress
Unlimited access 24/7/365

Ganon Baker’s mentorship continues to attract new GBB Nation members

Over the past several years numerous trainers and coaches involved in the game of basketball have reached out to Ganon Baker as a mentor and consultant as they start or grow their personal brand as a trainer and as a coach.

As a result Ganon formed the Ganon Baker Basketball Nation of trainers, a program that has all the necessary tools to help those that seek assistance in their growth to become the best trainer or coach that they possibly can be.

We are proud to say that among the many trainers in the USA that have joined the GBB Nation this year we had people reach out (and have joined or in the process of joining) for Ganon’s wisdom on and off the court from countries as Lithuania, France, England, India, Italy, Greece, The Netherlands, China and many more.

More information about the program can be found by clicking HERE

Thank you for being a part of the Ganon Baker Basketball Community!  We would love to hear from you.  Don’t hesitate to reach out.

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