Fort Lauderdale Herd Head Coach Kevin Waters was born in Bedford, VA, and grew up in Charlotte, NC, and Atlanta where he was a multi-dimensional athlete. “I wanted to be a football player,” he says, but his skill in basketball took him to the next level. At Virginia Western Community College he led his team to a state championship and was named Offensive Player of the Year.
The next year he went to Fisk University to become a three-year-letterman, leading the team in assists from 1993-’96. Waters’ deadly jumper led the semi-pro Charlotte Royals in 3-point shots during their ’96-’97 season, and afterward he became involved in the development of basketball teams.
Over the years Coach Waters has helped to build winning teams at Kennesaw State and Murray State Universities. He has also been involved with several ABA teams and his own WBA Jacksonville Blue Waves.
Waters’ leadership and coaching experience with the Jacksonville Giants were key in molding the future ABA Champions through their first regular season with an amazing 23-0 record.
Coach Waters also, won the Christian National Invitational Tournament at Wilberforce University in 2018.
Won Shot Basketball Academy is built on a system called the four S’s – Strength, Speed, Spirit, and Skill. When players possess all four characteristics, they’re able to tap into their full basketball potential. Our goal is to give athletes the best opportunity to play college or professional ball.
Teaching players the game of basketball is not enough. Basketball eventually comes to an end. Our greatest joy comes from teaching athletes the principles through the game that they will carry with them the rest of their lives. It’s bigger than basketball. It’s life.
Today, Won Shot Basketball Academy is the standard for basketball training across Florida. Training players as young as elementary, all the way to NBA/WNBA professionals.
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