- Our people approach problems and obstacles, and it’s evident in the way they refer to your inspiration, wizardry and courage
- Jim Basketball Jones program empowers us to Act, Think and Play like a Champion
- Jims message blends well with our themes of Saying No to Drugs, Bullying, Respect, the Power of Reading, Honesty, Career Day and Being Your Best
James E. Jones aka Jim ‘Basketball’ Jones is one of the country’s top basketball handlers and highly demanded motivational speakers.
His motivational talks are animated and story-based. He explains his “Three Pointers for Life” to students and his inspirational story as an LD (learning disability) student.
Struggling with Dyslexia, Jim spent his first five years of school in “special” classes. He was finally mainstreamed in the sixth grade but continued to receive extensive tutoring. He had to learn the hard way how to get things done, through hard work and determination.
By high school, Jim was no longer being tutored, but still had numerous “special” classes. Jim’s positive attitude and determination motivated him to spend countless hours learning to spin and juggle basketballs.
At the age of sixteen he started performing at half times for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ games and entertained thousands.
He obtained a Master’s Degree in Business. He makes over 350 appearances annually to help kids realize their dreams…and never, never give up.