Kenyan Weaks

Safiya Nelson | July 14th, 2017
Kenyan Weaks

Kenyan Weaks

Shooting, by far is one of the most critical aspects of basketball. Teaching players, especially young players, the correct way to hold and shoot a basketball is a lost art. A lot of personal trainers focus on the players overall game. They do tons of drills, which is good, but rarely do they take the time to breakdown the mechanics of shooting a basketball.

Kenyan Weaks has taken a concept utilized in professional leagues and carved out his niche for shot excellence. Billy Donavan, Coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA, states “Weaks is one of the best shooters I have been around.”

Kenyan Weaks, aka “The Jump Shot Mechanic”, played collegiately at the University of Florida from 1996-2000 helping lead the Gators to two Sweet 16 appearances, 1 Elite 8 appearance, a trip to the Final 4 while advancing to the Championship game. He completed his career with 1,234 points (21st in school history), 2nd in career list for 3 pointers made (198), 4th in 3 point field gold percentage (42.7 %).

During his sophomore year, Weaks shot a blistering 50.1 % from 3-point land leading the SEC in that category and finishing 5th in the nation. He was also Third Team All SEC and Co-Captain during his Senior Season. Kenyan has taken his shooting specialty and made it accessible for all players, especially young players.

Following his career at Florida, Weaks played for the Harlem Globetrotters for a season, then played professionally in countries Turkey, Slovenia, Greece, Israel, Bulgaria, and South America.

Weaks launched No More Bricks, LLC in 2017 to teach players the proper mechanics of shooting and tricks to improve accuracy and confidence. “I was sick and tired of going to basketball games and watching players, especially young players, shoot and score long range baskets while shooting the incorrect way. This results in practicing a bad habit that develops over time and is hard to break once a player gets older.” Weaks desires to develop shot makers, not shot takers.

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