“It’s not about 10 minutes from now, it’s about 10 years from now and hopefully 100 years”.- Matt Mazarei. Along with his brother, Adam, Matt envisioned a club/AAU basketball program in the small bubble of Ventura County since they were kids. At last, in the year 2006, the Mazarei’s created Kings Basketball Academy and partnered with Open Gym Premier (OGP) in 2016
Since the beginning, Matt has been an NBA skills coach to multiple all-star players for over six years now. He specializes in not only basketball, but also strength training and conditioning with basketball-oriented exercises for longevity and injury prevention. With numerous NBA athletes under his wing including Karl-Anthony Towns, DeAngelo Russell, Devin Booker and Brian Bowen, Matt brings the same kind of passion to his coaching for the OGP Kings program.
“We were fortunate to learn of the Kings Basketball Academy when our boys were young. As Kings, they grew up learning the fundamentals of the game while developing a strong work ethic. The Kings coaches emphasized there were no short cuts to developing strong skills and provided an amazing environment and numerous opportunities within which to GO TO WORK! Wes is now fortunate to be continuing his basketball career next year as a freshman at Dartmouth. Clark continues to play his sophomore year for Oak Park HS. Every day is a chance to get better and they both agree their success thus far is in no small part a reflection of their Kings upbringing..”
“Our son Matt who played for Newbury Park High School had been part of the Kings Basketball “family” for many years. Through the guidance and tutelage of Coach Matt Mazarei and his staff, we have witnessed the positive transformation of our son’s basketball and interpersonal skills.Coach Matt has been instrumental in teaching our son his skill set. Not only does he verbally and visually demonstrate the “how”, most importantly, he explains the “why” on how to execute the intricacies of a skill/play. He distinguishes himself from others by emphasizing to his players to think on their own and not to be robotic. Our family has been blessed to be on this basketball journey with such an outstanding group of coaches..”The Solomon Family
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