Our guest on this episode of Hoopchalk is Coach Smith of Oak Hill Academy! We are so grateful to have had him on and can’t wait to share this episode with you all! Coach smith is the winningest coach in High School Basketball and has coached 17 NBA stars. Coach Smith is a 1977 graduate of Asbury College, a four-year Christian liberal arts college located in Wilmore Kentucky. He holds an M.S. degree from Eastern Kentucky University and has been named USA Today National Coach of the Year FOUR TIMES! (1994, 1999, 2004, 2012).
The Oak Hill Warriors have been crowned “National High School Champions” Nine times (1993, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2016). So he knows a thing or two about basketball. He has coached twenty-eight McDonalds All Americans and has had seventeen former players drafted by the NBA.
A short list of those players include Rod Strickland, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Ty Lawson, Rajon Rondo, Josh Smith, Jerry Stackhouse and Stephen Jackson. Oak Hill Academy is definitely the place to be for those athletes looking to play at the highest level! In this interview he lays it down! He talks about what he looks for in a ball player and even shares with us the important dates of the Collegiate scouting period.
-Did you know that there are only 3 1/2 weeks during the entire year that college coaches are out watching players play?
– Did you know that attending high profile camps during that period of time will dramatically increase your chances of being seen and possible recruited?
If you didn’t… you might want to listen and subscribe to this podcast.
You can connect with Coach Smith Here>>>
Oak Hill Hoops: http://www.oakhillhoops.com/
Oak Hill Basketball Camp: http://www.oakhillhoops.com/camps
What is the Hoopchalk Basketball Podcast?
The Hoopchalk Basketball Podcast is the best Youth Basketball podcast for young AAU basketball players and their families. Our motto is – NO MORE GUESS WORK! Our mission is to help young basketball players and their families successfully navigate the ever-changing world of youth basketball. In this podcast we will unlock all of the locked doors that have become road blocks for youth basketball players.
We will also help those who dream, but have no idea how to move towards their basketball dreams. Figuring it out alone is a pretty daunting task. I was in your shoes. My son Moses and I invite you to learn from our wins and our losses. We hope it will help someone else in their journey toward their dreams. In this podcast, we will cover everything about youth basketball – from what to look for when joining a team, to college recruiting, to social media, and even how to develop the mental toughness that will allow your young athlete to soar in games. “There I was with this kid who wanted to follow his dream of playing pro basketball and, as a non-basketball parent, I had no idea how to make it happen.
When I asked others, I constantly heard things like – ‘You just have to be good and people will find you.’ I knew that waiting for the phone to ring couldn’t be the key to success. So I started digging and I found out that, like every career, there is an actual path that you MUST take to even have a chance. I am excited to share my findings with you. Let’s work together to make this happen for our little and not-so-little ballers!” – Troy Horne See you inside episode 6! Troy and Moses Horne hoopchalk.com