Dear Jim, I really enjoyed spending time with you in Sacramento. Thanks for the video. It’s a good one!
Jim is extraordinary in how he teaches the game. With the players getting bigger, stronger, and faster in today’s game, your footwork has to be fundamentally sound. If you watch the videos and improve on the skills he talks about, it will help you make any team–middle school, high school, college, and beyond.
If a player wants to learn how to play the game right, get fundamentally sound, and clean up their game, it’s a no-brainer. At any level, not just high school, but college, junior high, elementary, even NBA.
Any player that wants to get polished up and get more skilled–send them to Jim Jones.
Jim teaches common sense basketball. He has really helped my players. I can tell in the games which players have worked with Jim. After just a few workouts, their whole game is transformed.
He teaches a way to simplify what to do. The videos are good for players of all ages from guards to post players. The drills encompass everything from change of speeds to shooting off the move and critical footwork you need to excel.
Jim Jones is regarded as a basketball guru here on the West Coast. No bells and whistles–just footwork, playing with space, and taking all the garbage out of your game. Jim will impact your game immediately while taking you back to the old school.
I met Coach Jones, ironically, arguing about the merits of great players from yesteryear such as Phil Chenier, Phil Smith and Kevin Johnson, and right off the bat, I knew he had a deep knowledge of the game.
As I got to know him a bit better, I found out Coach Jones actually played against some of those guys and coached and the high school and junior college level.
Most importantly, he knows how to apply the knowledge he’s learned over the years by teaching young players the fundamentals of the game in a unique way.
He’s mastered teaching what is essentially a simple game by removing bad habits young players don’t need but may have picked up from less qualified trainers or by watching talented players who can get away with poor fundamentals to a certain extent.
Players that Jim Jones has worked with always stand out because of the efficient, professional way in which they play the game. By working with Jim, young players can focus on mastering the things that make them the most effective on the court.
Players who worked with Jim Jones
- Aaron Gordon (2-Time California Mr. Basketball/Arizona/NBA)
- Isaac Hamilton (UCLA)
- Shabazz Muhammad (2012 Mr. Basketball USA/UCLA/NBA)
- Winston Shepard (San Diego State)
- Spencer Dinwiddie (Colorado)
- Daniel Hamilton (UConn)
- Stephen Zimmerman (Elite 2015 prospect)
- Ray Smith (Elite 2015 prospect)
- Benny Boatwright (Elite 2015 prospect)
- Kevin Bailey (Portland State)
- Tre Johnson (Bakersfield Jam/NBA)
- Javaris Crittenton (Georgia Tech/NBA)
- Alex Perez (Mexico pro league)
- Kris Yanku (Nothern Arizona)
- Stephen Domingo (Georgetown/CAL)
- Steven Jones (UC Riverside)
- Chase Jeter (Elite 2015 prospect)
- Rashad Muhammad (San Jose State)
- Derryck Thornton Jr. (Findlay Prep/Elite 2016 Prospect)
- Charles O’Bannon Jr. (Bishop Gorman HS)
- Ira Lee (Sierra Canyon/Elite 2017 Prospect)
- Jaylen Hands (Mater Dei/Elite 2017 Prospect)
- Henry Madden (Oregon)
- Shannon Swillis (USC/Fresno State)
- Stephen Maxwell (Cal-St. Northridge)
Legends whom Jim Jones studied
- Raymond Lewis
- Dean “The Dream” Meminger
- Phil Chenier
- Charlie Johnson
- Fred Boyd
- Cliff Pondexter
- Roscoe Pondexter
- Jerry West
- Oscar Robertson
- Earl “The Pearl” Monroe