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3834 N 36th St. Milwaukee, WI 53216

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Height: 6’3 | Weight: 200lbs Combo Guard with strong leadership qualities. Has the ability to change a team’s winning protectory.


2017 Saudi Arabia (Al Wantany) -38.5pts 9.5asts 9.5rebs

2017 Mexico Cipacoba (Guaymas) -14.5pts 5.1rebs 2.9asts

2014 Morocco Tanger -18.4 ppg 6.2 apg 4.2 rpg 2014 MVP of Us Team Select Basketball Camp (North Carolina)

2016 Mexico LNBP (Panteras) -18.8pts 4.0rebs 2.5asts

2015 Saudi Arabia (Al Alhi) - 24.6pts 8.4asts 3.2rebs 2.1stls

(NMU)Freshman Year- 13 ppg 3.3rpg 3.1 apg (NMU)Sophomore Year- 16.9 ppg 3.5 rpg 3.8 apg

(NMU)Junior Year- 12.5 ppg 3 rpg 5.5 apg (W.Virginia Wesleyan)Senior Year- 21.5 ppg 4.3 rpg 2.2 apg

GLIAC Freshman of the Year (Fr) D2 All-American Freshman Team (Fr) Second Team All-GLIAC (So) Pre-Season First Team All-GLIAC (Jr) First Team All-WVIAC (Sr)

First Team All-Atlantic Region (Sr) First Team All-District (Sr) First Team All-Tournament Team (Sr) D2 Honorable Mention All-American (Sr) Participated in D2 All Star Game (Sr)


In 2010, Hall started to take men from Milwaukee to the US Team Select Camp. Hall knew that these men had talent, but they were not afforded any opportunities. Everytime Hall took someone from Milwaukee, they would win MVP titles at camp. This was the first time Hall started dipping into a more agent-like role; however at the time, Hall did not want to represent anyone, only mentoring and assisting them in this opportunity. “I felt that I owed it to my city,” says Hall. Hall had his ups and downs since 2010, losing a lot of money sponsoring players for camp. He realized he needed to educate himself about the business and gaining knowledge on how to structure and fundraise the work. He could not keep paying for these opportunities out of pocket. He wanted to do everything for the athletes, but Hall knew he could not continue hurting himself in the process. “Now we fast forward to 2017, where Honors Athletics came to the forefront.” Hall has people all over, playing basketball in professional games. Raymond McElroy, participating in the Mexican League and coming from Milwaukee, recently scored 64 points in a game. Hall has been helping those coming out of college and wanting to continue playing professionally. Getting the players into leagues that are equivalent to the United States’ National Basketball Association, Hall found he needed to educate his members, who are 20-year-olds, ways to deal with being abroad in a foreign culture, get their headspace right so they don’t self-sabotage, and finance their lives properly. “Say your contract is for $80,000,” comments Hall, “you come home with $60,000 cash, what are you going to do with it?” Hall realizes that many of his talent are young and never had that much disposable income before. Hall’s agent never helped him with planning for retirement and making smart investments with his off-season and money. Hall is partnering with Northwest Mutual to establish an educational finance course for his members, which will cover all the “ I wanted to address with Honor Athletics the communication side of things. I want to put a regiment together for you. I want to have excellent communication with you. I want to be really transparent withmymanaging or helping athletes. ” Honor Athletics is a creation of Shawn Hall’s to bring Milwaukee’s born-and-bred athletes out to the professional arenas and back to supporting their city. Hall has been an athlete since he was little, playing pick-up basketball on Milwaukee courts. He found success in high school. Hall was selected to play and received a scholarship at Kankakee Community College in Illinois for his Associate’s. He broke the school’s record for Threes in a Season. Hall then continued his education after receiving another scholarship at Appalachian State in North Carolina for his Bachelor’s. “Basketball has been my first and, really, only love outside of my children,” comments Hall. He knew there was no representation in and for Milwaukee in the professional leagues he was in.

aspects that Hall knows his players will need to be taught. There will be five courses to the curriculum: know your rights, financial planning, thoughtlife, media training, and etiquette training. Hall hopes to provide structure to his players, so they can not only open doors for themselves but also the next players who will be following in their footsteps. Hall wants to have his players set-up for success when they are playing the game and after their basketball careers are over.

Teach Your Child to Love a Sport It didn’t take long for my son to find his bliss. At 2, Eric loved taking swimming classes. By 3, when I gave him the choice of going to the pool or playing at the park the water always won. By his fourth birthday he could swim basic freestyle and

rudimentary butterfly. Eric is 8 now and he’s still at it -- the first one in the pool at the start of team practice and the last one out at the end. Not only does swimming bring him joy and keep him fit, but his teammates are also his best buds, and he’s learned how to win (and lose) with dignity.

Like Eric, many children today are introduced to a variety of sports before they learn to read. A few years ago, he tried different sports (soccer, baseball, basketball) at day camp and in casual classes. Swimming simply rose to the top over the others, although he also enjoys tennis and golf when it’s not swim season.

He’s right on schedule, say experts, who agree that 7- and 8-year-olds often take it to the next level by joining a team and developing a steady passion for organized sports.

“Loving a sport will teach children vital life skills -- discipline, motivation, commitment, and cooperation,” says Laurie Zelinger, Ph.D., a clinical child psychologist in Cedarhurst, New York. However there are some potential rough patches to work through -- from choosing the right sport, to finding a nurturing team and supportive coach, to learning to watch from the sidelines without making your kid anxious. We’ve amassed a playbook of strategies to help kids get in the game and thrive -- win, lose, or draw.

Most preschoolers aren’t ready for organized team sports, pediatricians say. They’re still learning fundamental motor skills, and getting those motions down is critical for excelling at sports later. If your child focuses on specific skills like batting and kicking before she masters skipping and jumping, she might

struggle with running and balancing efficiently. This can make it harder for her to advance in the sport and possibly lead to injury. Getting your child outside for at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day will give her time to master the basics. Some activities can be adult- led, but unstructured play, where she calls the shots, is best. She’ll get a good workout just running around a playground and climbing on equipment.

Keep your child excited about exercise by changing activities and thinking outside the ball. Swimming and tumbling are good, age-appropriate options, and dance lessons, riding bikes, and hiking as a family all count.

Are You Too Old for Your Favorite Sport? Reluctantly, Raffa gave up the game he loved. But he didn’t give up on sports and exercise. Raffa moved to Carlsbad, California, a seaside city in northern San Diego County. He joined a senior softball league, age 50 and up. Unlike full-court basketball, which has continuous action, the exercise in softball is episodic; unless you’re the pitcher, batter or catcher, you’re in the field, waiting for a ball to be hit your way. And that’s fine by Raffa, who’s been playing softball for more than 15 years now. “It’s just as

good socially,” Raffa says. “It’s not as active as basketball – you run when you run, not all the time. At age 75, I’m not going to be running sprints or up and down a basketball court. Without softball, I’d be sitting on the couch like a potato.”

As they get older, many weekend warriors who play team sports such as basketball and soccer, plus athletes who engage in solitary physical pursuits like weightlifting and running, need to adjust their routine and consider whether it’s time to hang up their sneakers or cleats. Feet, knees, elbows, shoulders and necks wear down. Backs and joints start to hurt and become stiffer, particularly after vigorous workouts.

Ag i ng and Trans i t i ons “From high school to college to beyond, you’re in transition from what you were to what you are,” says Dr. Bert Mandelbaum, an orthopedic surgeon at Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group in California. The passage of time takes a physical toll – everyone loses strength, speed and flexibility as they age. Many dedicated amateur athletes are type-A people who work hard to keep their bodies in shape, adds Richard Sedillo, a certified orthopedic manual therapist at Arizona Manual Therapy Centers in North Scottsdale, Arizona. “When you’re younger, you can do all this activity for hours a day, go to bed and get up and do it again,” Sedillo says. “You can’t do that as you get older.” Athletes who are slowed by age or injury shouldn’t give up on being active, says Dr. Luga Podesta, the director of sports medicine at St. Charles Orthopedics in New York. Staying active is important to maintain good health, to keep one’s weight in check and to lower the odds of contracting diabetes and heart disease, Podesta says. It’s good for one’s mental health, because physical activity releases endorphins in the brain that contribute to a sense of well- being. And research indicates exercise is beneficial to one’s brain health and can spur the growth of new brain cells.

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If your back or joints are too sore or stiff from engaging in your favorite sport to sit comfortably at a desk or through a long flight, it could be time to consider giving up or curtailing that activity, Sedillo says. “At a certain point we have to realize we’re getting older and back off,” Sedillo says. People who engage in high-impact sports like basketball, tennis, soccer and running can consider transitioning to other physical activities that are not as hard on the joints, such as bicycling, swimming, walking and using an elliptical machine, Sedillo says.


1. Swimming builds endurance and improves the lungs. This is arguably the number one reason to add swimming to your workout routines every week. You build endurance in your lungs and muscles by swimming more often. In fact, you can use swimming as a way to increase your endurance for activities that require it, like marathons. Swimming helps you use oxygen more efficiently and effectively. The other good news? When you get more of your breathing and use oxygen better, you are less tired, as oxygen is an important source of energy in the body. So, you could say that swimming gives you more energy and keeps you more alert. That is definitely something to shout about. Other cardio exercises, such as running, biking, calisthenics, and hiking, are great for the body. They burn calories and fat and can build endurance. Still, swimming beats these activities for “best in the show” every time. Swimming is great for any age or body type. It’s low cost, requires little time to see results, and is something many people love to do. A swim workout is also a great way to get a summer body. If you’re one of those people who wants the benefit of a workout without getting hot and sweaty, swimming is your best bet. For some people, this is a game changer. It’s really hard to find a better workout than swimming if you don’t like sweating. You get a full, total body workout that includes cardio and resistance training. It’s hard to find a single workout almost everyone in the fitness industry can agree on. But if there is any one thing, it’s that swimming is the best workout (or one of the very best). Few exercises out there can claim as many benefits as swimming can. 2. You get a workout without the sweat.

3. Swimming is another form of strength training. D id you know that when you move through a swimming pool, your body is doing a bit of resistance training? That’s the same thing as weight lifting, in case you were wondering! Water is denser than air, and it takes more work to move through it. This is important because while there are similarities in the benefits of running and hiking to swimming, you will experience much more resistance training with swimming than you would with those activities. Here’s the thing: swimming is solid resistance training. Only a regular swimmer can tell you that two days after swimming several laps in a pool, you will absolutely feel like you do two days after leg day. The only other exercise that might give you more benefit in this way would be swimming through jello. Which would definitely be fun? It’s okay if you are the kind of person that stays away from working out because you don’t like to sweat. You’re not alone by any means. The truth is that a lot of people are in the same boat: they’d rather not work out than sweat. It makes you smell and if you have to run to work after the gym, you might not have time to shower. With swimming, you can get a great workout and not have to deal with the heat and sweat issues that come with any other cardio workout.

For those of you looking to get stronger without getting bulky, try swimming twice a week instead of the normal toning exercises you do with light weights. The benefit is that you won’t have to come up with several different exercises to tone your whole body. Instead, simply do a breaststroke up and down the length of the pool for thirty

minutes (taking breaks as needed). 4. Swimming builds bone mass. How’s your bone density these days? We all know that resistance training fights osteoporosis, among other benefits. Walking does the same thing. One hour of walking per day has been proven to actually reverse the signs of osteoporosis or bone loss.

Ever wonder which team sport keeps boys and girls busy no matter their age, skill level, or the season? I recently had the opportunity to watch one of my clients play basketball with his middle school team, and it was so rewarding to see him transfer skills we worked on during physical therapy to the court. Basketball is a high-intensity, high-agility activity that teaches children coordination, concentration, and cooperation.


As with any high intensity sport, there are many cardiovascular benefits of basketball. Between bouts of running, jumping, dribbling, and bouts of rests, kids are participating in total body interval training

without even realizing it. Interval training boosts aerobic capacity, energy levels, and metabolism, which in turn helps kids concentrate more in school.

The ability to control our limbs in space may come naturally, but being able to Motor Control

pass and shoot with precision during a basketball game takes special training and r epetitive practice. Performing drills on and off the court with a basketball enables children to grade their muscle forces, control the position of their bodies in

response to an opponent or a pass, and plan out successful movement sequences.

6 Health Benefits of Basketball for Children

Ankle Stability

All the agility training, cutting back and forth, multidirectional running, pivoting, and turning within a basketball game are great ways to challenge our lower body muscles and joints, especially the structures surrounding our ankles. Organized basketball teaches kids safe and successful ways to block, pass, steal, jump, and run without hurting themselves or others. Ball sports such as basketball are great for reinforcing kids’ balance reactions and balance strategies and prevent future injury. As with most team sports, basketball requires upper body coordination, total body coordination, and hand-eye coordination. Dribbling, catching, passing, and making baskets require planning, precision, and quick reactions. Walking backwards, turning, or running while dribbling a ball and at the same time paying attention to other players is a challenging but interesting exercise for coordination and body awareness. Basketball is a fast paced sport where athletes have to think fast on their feet and respond quickly to plays that could change momentum and direction at any minute. Young athletes are working on mental drills in addition to physical techniques. Basketball enhances children’s agility due to the swiftness needed to dodge other players and make aggressive plays. The great thing about team sports is the level of discipline and communication needed for success at the games. Young athletes learn from an early age how to work in a team atmosphere, pay attention to others, and respond accordingly. An athlete needs discipline to attend practices and pay attention to the rules of any game. Team sports prepare children for necessary social interactions later in life. Through these sports, children understand shared responsibility, team work, how to deal with triumph and defeat, all of which are applicable throughout life. Balance/Coordination Agility Social Skills

Soccer improves health, fitness and social abilities

Professor Jens Bangsbo continues: “The effects can be maintained for a long period even with a reduced frequency of training to one to two times one hour a week. Recreational soccer, therefore, appears to be an effective type of training leading to performance improvements and significant beneficial effects to health, including a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular diseases, falls and fractures. Study leader Peter Krustrup concludes “Soccer is a very popular team sport that contains positive motivational and social factors that may facilitate compliance and contribute to the maintenance of a physically active lifestyle. The studies presented have demonstrated that soccer training for two-three hours per week causes significant cardiovascular, metabolic and musculoskeletal adaptations, independent on gender, age or lack of experience with soccer.” broad-spectred health and fitness effects that are at least as pronounced as for running, and in some cases even better. The researchers studied the physical effects of soccer training for untrained subjects aged 9 to 77 years. The conclusion was clear. Soccer provides

In a number of aspects, soccer training appears to be superior to running training. Soccer training can also be used to treat hypertension and it was clearly superior to a standard treatment strategy of physician-guided traditional recommendations.”

The two researchers foresee a great perspective in using soccer as a health promoting activity: “The studies have convincingly shown that soccer training is effective to enhance fitness and the health profile for the general population.

Future studies are needed to understand what is causing the beneficial effects of football, how well football can be used to improve heart health in early childhood and how other patient groups such as those with type II diabetes or cancer can benefit from playing soccer.” One of the many aspects of the study was to examine the level of social capital for women gained from running and soccer. Even though both the soccer players and the runners trained in groups, there were significant differences in the way they interacted and what they considered the most important aspects of the sport they were engaging in. The runners were more focused on themselves as individuals, whereas the soccer players developed “we”-stories as they began to see themselves as a team. From the beginning, most of the women, both soccer players and runners, thought running would be an easier form of exercise to stick to after the intervention programme was over.

4 Signs You Might Be Running Too Much

Running is one of the easiest ways to get fit, but it’s also the most common causes of sports injuries. Runners are at higher risk for overuse injuries that develop slowly from chronic stress after piling on the miles from season to season and year to year. These sorts of injuries typically develop without any obvious traumatic event to cause an injury. Most are the result of a wide variety of factors that over time lead to chronic stress on the joints and soft tissues. Overuse injuries can be hard to treat, so prevention is the best solution. You can’t always avoid or prevent every injury, but runners who follow some basic guidelines can reduce the likelihood of developing chronic nagging aches and pains. How do you know if you are heading towards an overuse injury? Here are seven warning signs to watch for.

ncreasing running mileage or time too quickly is the leading cause of running injuries in recreational runners. Use the 10 percent rule (increase mileage by no more than 10 percent per week) to help prevent overuse injuries while allowing the body to adapt to training levels.

Some runners just overtrain. Too much mileage is likely to lead to injury in those not able to tolerate running at an extreme level. Cutting down on total running mileage and cross-training by cycling or swimming will help overcome this problem without compromising on fitness levels. Not allowing enough rest and recovery time between runs may also contribute to injuries. It is during the rest phase after exercise that our muscles get stronger. Not allowing this rest leads to continual breakdown. It is critical to alternate rest with exercise to perform well.

Lower-extremity and core strength training should be added to routine training for runners. Runners should perform strength training for the following muscle groups: quadriceps, hamstrings, hips (squats, deadlifts, and lunges), calves (heel raises), shoulders (shoulder shrugs), upper back (dumbbell rows), chest (push-ups), biceps (curls), triceps (triceps kickbacks), and lower back (extension: lie on stomach and lift feet and arms off ground). Hard surfaces increase the amount of stress on the muscles and joints and increase the risk of chronic tissue trauma.

Soft surfaces (like sand) may cause the heel to sink and your foot to slide on push-off, leading to Achilles tendon overuse (Achilles tendonitis). Consistently running on one side

of a road may cause injuries due to the road camber. The average road slants about seven to nine degrees so the result is that you are

running on a slanted s urface where one leg is hitting the ground at a higherlevel than the other. This may lead to a variety of biomechanical problems.

Uphill running can stress the Achilles tendon and the muscles in front of the leg (tibialis anterior) that lift the foot and toes. Running uphill may be particularly difficult for people with tight calves and Achilles tendons. Downhill running places additional stress on the knees, which may result in pain developing in front or on the outer side of the knee. It’s a good idea for runners to vary their routes to avoid overdoing the uphill or downhill running and find a nice balanced mix, including some flat runs.

Height: 6’3 | Weight: 195lb Tall, athletic combo guard that can score from all areas of the court, facilitate and lead a team to potential title runs.

STATS College: 2012-2017 Tyler Junior college: 2012-13 PPG: 13.5, A/G: 1.8, R/G: 2.7, MPG: 19 FG%: 41.8%, 3pt%: 30.8%, FT%: 70.8% 29 Games played Al region team honors

2015-16 PPG: 8.5, A/G: 1.0, R/G: 3.3, MPG: 13.8 FG%: 50%, 3pt%: 45.5%, FT%: 81.8% 4 games played Nicholls State University: 2016-17

University of North Texas: 2014-15 PPG: 6.9, A/G: 1.0, R/G: 2.4, MPG: 19.1 FG%: 37.2%, 3pt%: 23.6%, FT%: 56.2% 27 games played

PPG: 18.1, A/G: 2.2, R/G: 3.0, MPG: 21.7 FG%: 42.9, 3pt%: 34.3%, FT%: 76% 15 games played


2 time Southland conference player of the week NCAA All week team Louisiana sports writer association player of the week College court report player of the week Career high 42 points

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Thomas Shumpert, Born in Milwaukee WI graduated from South Division High School. Thomas was a 4 year starting point guard for the Cardinals. Thomas now takes part in giving back to the community as a coach at his previous high school. After graduating high school, Thomas attended two top notch Junior College programs Kennedy King & Cochise Community college. Thomas then finish he college days at Campbellsville University. Thomas, who is now referred to as; Coach Shump & ShumpDaHoopTrainer, has been a trainer for the youth, high school, college and professional basketball players for 9 years now.

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H onor Athletics is a sports agency with a heavy focus on community and trying to change lives for the better. In 2009/2010 when I returned home from playing abroad, I noticed that in the community there were a lot of talented individuals without an outlet and information to further their playing careers. What I did was take them from Milwaukee, WI to Charlotte, NC to give them an opportunity at a shot to play professionally abroad via an organization called Usa Team Select. This was a huge success right away. It went from just taking players to NC to training sessions throughout the year, filming these training sessions, promoting the athlete abroad and educating the athlete on everything basketball and financial related. The Goal of Honor Athletics is to take the athlete that may not have the resources or know-how to continue a professional playing career, give them the stage to showcase their talents on professional level. In addition to placing players abroad, the primary focus is to educate the athlete in all that comes along with being a professional and beyond.

MISSION Honor Athletics mission is to empower and educate local athletes that are looking to further their professional career by providing them the exposure and opportunity to perform that would not otherwise be available to them in smaller market.

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