Richmond Full Court Press was a big Success

June 5, 2017

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) brought its Full Court Press: Prep For Success program to Richmond at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center on Saturday, June 3 along with partners Jr. NBA, Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL), Leadership Foundations, and Strategies For Youth.

The NBRPA members participating in the clinic included the NBRPA Board of Director Johnny Newman, Terry Davis, AJ English, and Jessie Hicks. The Legends led the basketball drills and lessons, while the NBRPA partners focused on lessons that spurn off the court in the classrooms.

Former NBA Great AJ English said "I hope they learn the importance of working hard and not taking short cuts. If they pay attention and are coachable, they will become better." The NBRPA also invited new WNBA member Jessie Hicks to share her basketball insight with the kids and she advised the youth to stay on the right path and work hard towards their goals. Jessie is very excited to be part of the NBRPA family and we look forward to seeing her at the upcoming events, "I am new to the organization but it is a great way to reach out to other players. Johnny Newman helped me get started, which was a great thing, and now I can reach out to other players to see if they want to join the NBRPA and help build up our membership. 1 thing that is really great is that anyone in the state can participate in the clinic so they do not need to try to bring in players from other states."

Over 120 kids participated in the Richmond Full Court Press clinic and the Legends and officials remained very engaged with all of them throughout the day. The Full Court Press: Prep for Success program will next visit New York on June 24.

For pictures from the Richmond Full Court Press, visit HERE and check out our Facebook for videos.

About the National Basketball Retired Players Association

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, WNBA, and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Scott Rochelle is Acting President and CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Dwight Davis, Vice Chairman Mike Glenn, Treasurer Casey Shaw, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., David Naves, Johnny Newman, and Eldridge Recasner.