NBPA and Five-Star Basketball Team Up Again to Host Second Virtual Basketball Camp

NBPA and Five-Star Basketball Team Up Again to Host Second Virtual Basketball Camp

 Powered by Pro Skills Basketball, the NBPA x Five-Star Virtual Basketball Camp will take place from July 19-21 and will feature NBPA members such as Buddy Hield, Kyle Kuzma and John Wall 


NEW YORK, NY, July 16, 2021 - The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and Five-Star Basketball announced today that they will collaborate again this summer to host a 3-day virtual basketball camp. The NBPA x Five-Star Virtual Basketball Camp will take place from July 19-21 and will provide boys and girls ages 9-17 with a structured basketball learning experience designed to develop campers’ skills both on and off the court from the safety of their own homes.

The camp will include:

Daily 2.5-hour virtual training sessions led by experienced NBPA grassroots coaches, skill trainers and NBPA members

Financial literacy and life skill sessions for campers of all ages

Exclusive NBPA kits which include an NBPA branded mask, SLAM Magazine, 16.9 fl oz Barcode sports beverage and an NBPA x Five-Star uniform presented by Champion Athleticwear

Sponsors of the NBPA x Five-Star Virtual Basketball Camp include, NBA 2K, Barcode, the official hydration partner for NBPA grassroots, Champion Athleticwear and J-Sleeve.

“We are really excited to once again provide a virtual platform alongside Five-Star Basketball where campers can come together with our players to sharpen their skills both on and off the court,” said Chris Jean, Senior Director of Grassroots Basketball & Events for THINK450, the for-profit arm of the NBPA. “Every summer, we have found different ways to provide unique basketball experiences for our NBPA grassroots community and we look forward to getting started in July and growing our network of campers, coaches and skill trainers.”

“Summer basketball was always a staple for me growing up and a great way to improve on the fundamentals of the game," said John Wall, an alumnus of the Five-Star Basketball camp. "I look forward to being a part of this camp and working with the NBPA and Five-Star to help these young players take their game to the next level.”

"When you train hard, it's important to hydrate and replenish your body appropriately,” said Kyle Kuzma, an NBPA member and Co-founder of Barcode. “Barcode is a healthy alternative to what's out there. I wish I had something like this when I was a kid, which is why we partnered with the NBPA to help the next generation of grassroots basketball."

 “We're giving "work from home" a new meaning this summer. No matter the place or platform, the teaching never stops,” said Peter Robert Casey, CEO of JDS Sports, the owners of Five-Star Basketball. “We couldn't be more excited to team up with the NBPA and its talented trio of members - John Wall, Kyle Kuzma, and Buddy Hield -- to deliver a best-in-class learning experience in an action-packed virtual format.”

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About the NBPA

The National Basketball Players Association is the union for current professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Established in 1954, the NBPA’s mission is to protect and support the rights and talents of our players, magnify the power of their collective will, and amplify their voices as leaders who will transcend sport and society globally.

The NBPA advocates on behalf of the best interests of all NBA players, including the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, the filing of grievances on behalf of the players, or counseling players on benefits, educational and post-NBA career opportunities. Business opportunities are generated by THINK450, the subsidiary of the NBPA charged with managing the players’ group licensing rights.

Dedicated to preserving the legacy of its members, the NBPA Foundation provides support and assistance to persons, communities and organizations around the world that seek to improve the lives of those in need.


About THINK450

THINK450 is the for-profit subsidiary of the NBPA, focusing on innovative business opportunities in various industries including, content & media, grassroots events, licensing, marketing and technology— among others. In representing every current NBA player, THINK450 partners with leading companies and brands to help its members capitalize on the unparalleled value they bring as cultural influencers and community leaders. For more information, visit



Over 54 years strong. Over 250,000 alumni and counting. Since 1966, Five-Star has been the undisputed leader in basketball instruction. Founded as the first-basketball specific training camp, Five-Star’s high-intensity curriculum, world-class teaching stations, and competitive gameplay are designed to foster fundamental skill development and help players maximize their potential. The camp’s list of playing and coaching alumni — including Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Bob Knight, Hubie Brown, John Calipari, Brad Stevens and Billy Donovan — are a Who’s Who of Basketball Royalty.


About 2K

Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes global interactive entertainment for console and handheld gaming systems, personal computers and mobile devices, with product availability including physical retail and digital download. The Company is home to many talented development studios, including Visual Concepts, Firaxis Games, Hangar 13, Cat Daddy Games, 31st Union, Cloud Chamber and HB Studios. 2K’s portfolio currently includes several AAA, sports and entertainment brands, including global powerhouse NBA® 2K; renowned BioShock®, Borderlands™, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization® and XCOM® brands; popular WWE® 2K and WWE® SuperCard franchises, as well as the critically and commercially acclaimed PGA TOUR® 2K. Additional information about 2K and its products may be found at and on the Company’s official social media channels.


About Barcode

Barcode is a premium, plant-based, adaptogen-powered beverage made for everyday performance. Developed by experts, vetted by pros, and made for everybody, every day, Barcode works with you to support whole-body health. Through a formulation of thoughtful ingredients for fueling your body, Barcode brings the level of attention, research, and dedication once reserved for enabling professional athletes to perform at game time, to everybody else performing in their daily lives. Founded by NY Knicks Former Trainer, Bar Malik, and LA Lakers star Kyle Kuzma, Barcode strives to bring together a vibrant community of game-changers, culture-makers, and everyday performers. Barcode is available in Lemon Lime and Watermelon flavors, contains non-GMO ingredients such as coconut water, adaptogens and vitamin-D, and only has 2g of sugar.


About Champion®

For more than 100 years Champion Athletic wear has offered a full line of innovative athletic apparel for men and women including activewear, sweats, tees, sports bras, team uniforms and accessories. Champion uses innovative design and state-of-the-art product testing to ensure uncompromised quality and innovative apparel for its consumers. Champion Athletic wear can be purchased at department stores, sporting goods, specialty retailers, and at Champion is a brand of Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI).

About Pro Skills

Pro Skills Basketball (PSB) is the premier youth basketball organization in the US with over 150 club teams and 100 camps, clinics, and virtual events in 15 cities across the US.  Pro Skills Basketball works closely with USA Basketball Youth to execute events and programs and is also home to the elite grassroots teams of NBA superstar Stephen Curry, which play under the name "Team Curry" and are members of the boys and girls Under Armour Association circuit.

PSB's mission is to change the culture of youth basketball and, as a member of the Jr. NBA Flagship Network, they have been recognized as one of the "18 best-in-class youth basketball organizations" in the US. To learn more about Pro Skills Basketball, please visit


About J-Sleeve

The JSleeve wearable technology sits at the intersection of sports performance, data analytics and technology. Our goal is not only to advance the basketball skill level of every basketball player in the world, but to increase the exposure of inner city youth to the importance of basketball, tech, data analytics and other emerging technologies. For more information, visit

Eat. Sleep. Grind. JSleeve!