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October 31, 2019

Team Nikos Basketball Announces Partnership with 10 Year NBA Veteran Darren Collison
NBA Veteran partners with Orange County’s premier youth basketball program

Ladera Ranch, CA—October 31, 2019 — Today, Team Nikos Basketball Academy announced a new partnership with 10-year NBA Veteran, Darren Collison. Collison will be the new Consultant and Advisor for the Team Nikos program.

“Darren’s professional NBA experience and knowledge will help provide the best overall youth and high school basketball experience in California,” said Steve Williams, CEO/President at Team Nikos Basketball.

Darren will be present at weekly practices and workouts to help our coaches, staff, and players by offering instruction and teachings, and inspiration to strive for greatness and effectiveness—all leading to positive results for youth basketball players.

Darren Collison played 10 seasons in the NBA for the following teams: New Orleans Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, and Sacramento Kings. Darren has received multiple awards throughout his career, including: NBA All-Rookie First Team, Third-team All-American-NABC, Third-team All-American-AP, Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, 2x First-team All-Pac 10, and Second-team All-Pac 10. Collison began his collegiate career as a UCLA Bruins Point Guard, staying close to home in southern California.

Darren will also conduct training sessions with his Pro’s Vision company, beginning Fridays in November from 3pm–9pm inside Ladera Sports Center.

“We are thankful for this opportunity to directly learn from Darren and his professional staff,” said Steve Williams. “This will help Nikos take another step forward to ensure greatness.”

Founded in 2007, Team Nikos Basketball is Orange County’s youth basketball program. The program offers Club Teams, Recreation Teams, Academy Training, Camps, and Tournaments year-round for boys and girls kindergarten through high school.

Club Teams

Looking to advance your child’s playing time? With Team Nikos Club Teams, your players will get the training, skills, and court time they’ve been looking for! Our club team offers weekly practices, academy skill sessions, competitive tournaments, and guidance to build the leadership skills they need to be an all around great player and teammate. Allow your athlete’s talent to shine bright on a Team Nikos Club Team!

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The Academy 2.0

Want to hone your player’s skills? At Team Nikos, we believe that with the help of our academy, taught by professional, expert coaches, your child will obtain an all-around skill set that they can use both on and off court. Whether they need to work on the fundamentals of the game, or want to enhance their skills through intense drill sequences, we’ve got the training to fit your player’s unique needs and goals!

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We dramatically improve the skill of every player.

At Team Nikos, we believe that there is a skill to be harnessed in each player! Whether your child is a beginner just entering the sport, or an elite player with college and pro basketball potential, we have the supportive coaching staff, training equipment, and state-of-the-art facility to improve your player’s skills. It’s our belief that every player can constantly improve their skills and dramatically improve their game no matter how much experience they have.

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“Our mission is to dramatically improve the skill and basketball IQ of every player throughout the course of each season. “

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Want your athlete to get the exposure they deserve and desire? With the help of Team Nikos and competitive tournaments, your player can get the court time and skills they need to stand out from the crowd. Whether your child wants to be introduced to potential scouts or is looking for a fun, efficient way to improve their game, tournaments are the best way to showcase your athlete’s talents!

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LRNJB League

Want a way to improve your athlete’s game but also help them build the leadership and social skills needed to be a great team player? League play is where it’s at! By signing your child up for a league, they’ll get to participate in practices lead by an elite coaching staff, attend free skills academy training, and enjoy court time by competing in a league games!

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Looking to take your child’s game to the next level? There’s no better way to enhance their performance than with personal training from the highly skilled, elite coaches at Team Nikos! With individualized training, your player will have the opportunity to refine their skills and learn new techniques that will dramatically improve their game. Get the extra push your player is craving!

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