This is why we do it.

 
 Aaron Johnson and Mo Bamba at the 2018 NBA Draft

Aaron Johnson and Mo Bamba at the 2018 NBA Draft

 

Tonight was an exciting night for 60 young men. Lives were changed. Young men became celebrities overnight. 

But what you won't see — as these men walk up on that stage to shake Adam Silver's hand — are the countless hours they put in behind the scenes.

These young men are blessed with abnormal size. Uncanny strength. And elite athleticism. But they are also programmed with a drive to be great. 

Tonight, we celebrate the rare success achieved by Mohamed Bamba and Mikal Bridges. 

Ball Beyond has worked with McDonald's All-Americans, NBA players, and European superstars. Mo and Mikal are two of the more special athletes we have met. Because they are great people. They are joining the most talented league on the planet, and they will be successful because of their ambition. 

A look back at Ball Beyond working with Mohamed Bamba through the years.

We can't take credit for their achievements. There are countless other family members, coaches, teachers, and trainers that helped Mo and Mikal make it to this point. But we are proud to be a part of that success story. 

When we started this organization, our goal was to help young men grow. A lot of the boys and girls we work with come from humble beginnings. Seeing them elevate their lives — and the lives of their loved ones — is what it's all about. 

The basketball industry can be extremely tough on these kids. Agents, brands, and AAU teams do their best to turn kids into businesses at a very young age. There are a lot of people pulling them in different directions, filled with bad intentions. We are proud of the work we do to make a difference in their lives on and off the court. 

A look back at Mikal Bridges training with Ball Beyond.

Seeing the smiles on the faces of Mo, Mikal, and their family members tonight reminds us why we put in all the long hours. We push these athletes to their limits, but they push us back. We make each other better with every workout, every conversation, and every achievement. 

Congrats, Mo. Congrats, Mikal. You represent all the unseen hard work that young athletes across this country are putting in every day.

You are why we do it. 

 

Ball Beyond wins two Telly Awards

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Stepping off the hardwood for a minute, Ball Beyond was recently honored with two Telly Awards for out "Sixers Night" video. 

We are proud of the hard work we do and are honored to be recognized with —not one — but two prestigious video awards:

  • Silver Telly Award for Branded Content - General Sports
  • Silver Telly Award for Branded Content - Craft Editing

Shout out to our Creative Director, Kyle Kostesich, who oversaw the shoot, and Sharpshot Media, who captured and edited the event beautifully.

You can watch the video below and read more here and here. 

Ball Beyond Summer Skills Camp registration now open

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Take part in our Summer Skills Camps to hone your technique before the Fall season. We are offering three sessions and corresponding pricing tiers.

First session: June 18-22
Second session: June 25-29
Third session: July 16-20
*All sessions 9:00am - 3:00pm, daily

One session: $450
Two sessions: $800
All three sessions: $1,200
Extra: +$75/week for lunch buffet (included for every day of camp)

Amjyot Singh honored by home country

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For the first time at the Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA-2018), basketball honors were handed out on Monday. Singh was named the Basketball Player of the Year by the jury’s choice.

Amjyot has been killing it for the OKC Thunder's G-League team, OKC Blue. He's continuing to grind and is blazing trails in the Indian basketball world. 

We are proud to have been a part of Amjyot's journey. 

Read more on The Times of India