This month in our Alumni Spotlight, instead of focusing on one individual player, we are shining the light on our 10 alums who are all participating this month in the DI NCAA Tournament, including 9 players and 1 coach (listed below in alphabetical order by last name)!



Charlotte AAU Basketball

The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is a nonprofit organization based in the United States. AAU targets the promotion and development of young athletes. However, AAU in the youth basketball world typically doesn’t refer specifically to this nonprofit organization, but rather refers to all competitive “club” basketball, similar to how the brand “Kleenex” became a catch-all term for tissues.

With that said, when we talk about AAU in this article we are talking about competitive club basketball. Moreover, many athletes, coaches, and parents believe that AAU basketball is a great way to develop new skills and be seen by college coaches.

AAU provides an opportunity for young basketball players to play A LOT of basketball. A looming question surrounding AAU is, does it really help basketball players develop their skills?


NEWS: Introducing Academic Teams to Charlotte Elite Team Program

Academic Elite Teams | Pro Skills Basketball For the 2018 spring and summer Pro Skills Basketball Charlotte AAU basketball season, we’re very excited to introduce “Academic” Teams into our Elite Team program!

These Elite Teams will be for 10th and 11th graders and true “elite” teams in that they will have high-level players and play in high-level national tournaments.

The main difference between these teams and our “normal” Elite Teams is that all of the players will be kids with a high GPA, good test scores (if available), a desire to go to a top-notch academic college or university, and the team will play a slightly different national schedule.

Now, this doesn’t mean that ALL players with good grades will be on these Academic Teams, but all players on these teams will have good grades and be academically focused.

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NEWS: PSB Club Team Tryouts in Austin, Charlotte, Denver, Greensboro & San Antonio!

Pro Skills Basketball Club Team TryoutsOur 2018 spring/summer season PSB Club Team tryouts are now available for sign up for Austin TX, Charlotte NC, Denver CO, Greensboro NC, and San Antonio TX for boys and girls in grades 3-11 (depending on location).

Our Club Teams are instructed by experienced and knowledgeable coaches whose focus is the improvement of our individual players, not simply winning championships.

Our mission is to prepare players for the next level of their basketball careers while also teaching them life lessons that will lead to success off the court as well.

Read on for specific city information!

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Video on Kenny Hairston Limestone College Basketball Player


Pro Skills Basketball Alumni: Kenny Hairston of Limestone College

This month the spotlight is on jet-quick point guard, PSB club team alum, Kenny Hairston. Kenny played high school basketball at Davidson Day School in Davidson, North Carolina and currently plays division II college basketball at Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina.

A little more information on Kenny:

2016-17: Appeared in all 33 games … shot 44.3 percent from the field (86-of-194) … shot 63.5 percent from the free-throw line (47-of-74) … recorded 55 rebounds, 34 assists, seven blocks, 20 steals and 277 points.

2015-16: Played in 17 games with one start … shot 27.7 percent from the field (23-of-83) … shot 27.0 percent  from behind the arc (20-of-74) … had a 57.1 free-throw percentage (four-of-seven) … grabbed 24 total rebounds (three offensive and 21 defensive) … recorded 18 assists, one block and six steals.

Davidson Day HS: Averaged 19.3 points as a senior and 21 points per game as a junior … dished out 3.8 assists per game during senior year … reached the career 1,000-point mark … named team MVP … earned MVP honors in the Lake Norman Charter Jimmy V All-Star Classic … two-time all-state selection.

Personal: Born Oct. 23, 1995 in Charlotte, N.C., Kenny is the son of Kenneth and Carolyn Hairston. He is a psychology major.

**Info from the Limestone Men’s Basketball website

Good luck this season, Kenny!!


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