Quinn Cook Signs With The Atlanta Hawks!

We are excited to announce Pat The Roc Skills Academy ambassador Quinn Cook has signed to play this NBA season with the Atlanta Hawks!  Quinn's relentless hard work and dedication has truly paid off.  After a stint in the D-League, Quinn was picked up by the Dallas Mavericks and finished off the 2017 season with the New Orleans Pelicans.  Quinn spent his summer in the academy, putting in countless reps of shots and dribbling drills with long time trainer Pat The Roc.  The remarkable thing about Quinn is his humble and hungry demeanor.  After each workout he takes pictures with every kid, signs every autograph, and answers every question.  He truly is a inspiration to the next generation of ballers at the academy.  After an amazing summer, Quinn inked a long term deal with the Atlanta Hawks.  We look forward to seeing him display his skills this 2017-2018 NBA season!

September 29, 2017 by Pat The Roc Academy

Aquille Carr Of The Academy Earns Another Shot At The NBA!

Standing 5'6 in height, Aquille Carr has proven to have the biggest heart when it comes to competing on the basketball court.  Training at the Pat The Roc Academy 4 times a week, Aquille has been patiently waiting for his opportunity to display his talent in the NBA once again.  After months of preparation, his phone rang, and it was the Houston Rockets!  The Rockets flew Aquille to Houston this week for a training camp private workout.  We look forward to seeing all his hard work paying off in a NBA uniform!  He has been an amazing role model for the kids at the academy, sharing his story and signing autographs after his workouts!

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September 26, 2017 by Pat The Roc Academy

Athletes Travel From Switzerland To Train With Pat The Roc!

The Pat The Roc Skills Academy has made an impact on the game of basketball globally.  Our facility attracts some of the best talent in the world.  This summer over 20 of the top basketball players from Switzerland traveled to Maryland to train at the academy for 2 weeks!  They participated in 3 training sessions a day and learned a variety of fundamentals to take back to Switzerland!

Top Middle School Baller In The Nation At The Academy Training This Week!

Ranked the nationwide #1 basketball player in his class, Jaden Springer finished up his middle school career with a roster spot on the USA national team, making him the youngest to ever play on the olympic team.  After an amazing summer on the circuit Jaden stopped by the Pat The Roc Skills Academy for a private session with Coach Pat The Roc.  Jaden has been coming to the academy for the last 3 years training in preparation for his basketball seasons!  

 

September 15, 2017 by Pat The Roc Academy

Footwork Training Is Key!

West Virginia University guard Chania Ray has spent her offseason working with Coach Pat on mastering the art of footwork! We can't wait to see her use these moves in her upcoming season! Follow @pattherocskillsacademy on instagram for daily updates and more exclusive footage!   

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September 15, 2017 by Pat The Roc Academy

Drills For Days At The Academy!

Our training curriculum is endless.  Our signature drills help bring out the best in each player! Follow @pattherocskillsacademy on instagram for more exclusive footage!    

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September 15, 2017 by Pat The Roc Academy

TUTORIAL: HOW TO DO THE HANDS UP HESITATION MOVE LIKE STEPHEN CURRY!

In this video, Coach Pat The Roc demonstrates how to do the hands up hesitation move, as seen used by NBA stars Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving.  The purpose of this move is to make the defense think you're shooting the jump shot, but in reality you are hesitating and exploding past the defender.  

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September 14, 2017 by Pat The Roc Academy

Tutorial: How To Crossover Like Allen Iverson!

In this video, Coach Pat The Roc demonstrates how to crossover like NBA hall of famer Allen Iverson.  When done right, this move can be deadly!  Coach Pat simplifies the move into 3 simple steps.  

1. The Setup

2. The Bait

3. The Finish

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September 14, 2017 by Pat The Roc Academy

George Washington Univ. Guard Training At The Academy!

New to the Pat The Roc Academy this year is George Washington University point guard, Jair Bolden. Born in Silver Spring, Maryland and raised in New York, the explosive 6’4 point guard began training at the academy in preparation for a dominant sophomore season. Working one on one with head skills trainer Pat The Roc on ball-handling, game moves, and explosiveness. Displaying a humble personality, strong work
ethic, and smooth game, Coach Pat anticipates a very bright future for Jair who started 15 games for GW and is expected to be a huge part of the programs success. We are excited about Jair joining the gym and cant wait to see him display his talents this season!

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July 27, 2017 by Pat The Roc Academy

Zion Harmon Of The Academy Wins State Championship As 8th Grader!

Zion Harmon has been training with Coach Pat at the Pat The Roc Academy for the last 4 years.  His work ethic and dedication has landed him a #1 ranking in the nation for his class.  Zion Harmon first earned his spot on the national radar when he became the first seventh grader to play on the well-known Nike EYBL circuit. This year in a sweet 16 semifinals game playing for his high school of Bowling Green Kentucky, Harmon with 18 points, hits a game winner off the glass to send his squad to the finals.  Adding to his accolades in an explosive way, Harmon scored 21 points at a sold out Rupp Arena in a huge win to give his high school their first ever Kentucky state title as an 8th grader! With that being the programs 29th win in a row, the team finished with a memorable season of 32-2! We are proud and excited to welcome Zion back this summer to the academy to continue his basketball journey to GREATNESS!



 

July 27, 2017 by Pat The Roc Academy