Ground Zero CEO Tim Anderson Helps Lead NIKE EYB Team To Win Over Bahamas

Ground Zero CEO Tim Anderson was selected to be a member of the prestigious coaching staff for Nike's "The Trip." This second annual event features 13 of the top prospects in the nation training in an incredibly competitive environment, leading up to a game against the Bahamas. In addition to Anderson, the coaching staff consisted of 5 Time NBA Champion/ LA Lakers Associate Head Coach Brian Shaw, NBA Champion Rasheed Wallace, and 1997 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player Miles Simon. 

The trip started with a visit to Washington DC and the White House, where the players met with key advisors while addressing leadership and community impact.

The Nike EYBL Elite team had no problem dismantling the Bahamas team coached by 1st Round NBA selection, Buddy Hield, and walked away with a 113-88 victory. Keep an eye out on these guys as you are bound to see many of them in the NBA soon!

NBA Draft Night & Future Draft Hopefuls

Ground Zero Training's Jabari Parker-2014 NBA Draft-1st Round-Pick 2

Ground Zero Training's Jabari Parker-2014 NBA Draft-1st Round-Pick 2

We are officially 6 days out from the 2016 NBA Draft! For Ground Zero Training and our players, this marks a very special day. It is the culmination of so much preparation and hard work. Not only over the past few months, but years upon years of practice, games, and immense work. You have to do more than talk, and you certainly have to do more than just practice. You have to absolutely love and respect the game of basketball. This means having a willingness to spend early mornings running sprints, lifting weights, and getting up shots before school. It also means passing up many social gatherings to spend time working on one's craft. These players have to be able to cruise while others push. For those that do not realize, the statistic representing players going from high school to the pros is about .03%. You're one of the top players in your city? Who cares. You're one of the top players in your state? Who cares. You are playing at the D1 level? This certainly doesn't guarantee you anything, as just 3.8% of NCAA D1 players that were draft eligible heard their name called during the 2015 NBA Draft. For those that want to use basketball as a vehicle to an education, we applaud you. If you have dreams of reaching the NBA, you better be reading this from the gym. In fact, make sure you have a sleeping bag in there as well. 

For those that hear their names called on Thursday June 23rd in Brooklyn, New York, we will be smiling right with you. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey. For those that do not, we will be right there for you to help you reach whatever level it is that you desire to play on. Whether that be playing in a different country, or ultimately working your way into signing a contract in the NBA like our guy Sean Kilpatrick recently did. Always remember, this journey will have its ups and downs, but you have defied the odds, and you will continue to do so. You are a part of a special fraternity and no haters or so called "experts" will ever take anything away from what you have already accomplished in just making it to this point. Let's go and get it! Always and forever family!

-Ground Zero Training

Ground Zero Training Pro Day!

Ground Zero Training recently conducted our annual Pro Day workout for our NBA Pre-Draft players in conjunction with Priority Sports and Entertainment on Friday June 3rd, 2016. With coaches and front office executives from all over the NBA present, our players were given a fantastic opportunity to showcase themselves for their future employers. With a group that gave it their all, many positive impressions were left upon the NBA personnel in Chicago that day. We look forward to continuing to work with such a fantastic group of men and athletes as we inch closer to the 2016 NBA Draft on June 23rd!

Ground Zero Training Pro Day