Marcus, Dick Vitale and his two grandsons in a basketball training session.


"Marcus was a multi-dimensional versatile star on the collegiate level. He was vital to the success of one of my favorite teams, The Flying Illini of 1989. Marcus has great knowledge of the gameand is a great asset in helping your child develop his/her skills and also learn about the game of life."

Dick Vitale
ESPN College Basketball Analyst & Sportscaster

"Marcus Liberty is a legend in Chicago. He was that one in a million. Marcus could have peaked out before he hit the age of 30 after injuries cut short a promising NBA career. Instead, Marcus has taken his God given ability to motivate and instruct youth and set up what has become a respected Basketball Academy. Marcus will affect 1,000's of lives in a positive way, ensuring that the lessons he learned on and off the court are not lost- but passed on. Marcus Liberty continues to be that one in a million and I am proud to count him as a friend and business associate."

Steve Sanderson
Sales Manager at Rand McNally

"Marcus first of all and foremost is an outstanding person, He is very professional. Marcus came highly recommended to me to come play basketball for us while I was coaching in Puerto Rico. Marcus showed his leadership skills immediately and showed he was an asset at once. That relationship was so strong, that when I took another Head Coaching position in Sweden. I called Marcus to join me and once again help us be successful. Marcus to his credit gave up a larger contract offer to try to help us build up a team that had struggled in previous years. There was alot of pressure on us to perform well, as we soon learned it was up to us to keep the team a live from issued that had happened with the team two years prior to our working together. Marcus handled it in stride. He was dedicated, focused on task, Marcus did a great job. I would run across Marcus again several years later when he was giving back to the game and working with the youth. I was honored and humbled that he would ask me to assist him. Marcus is the type of person who will be successful at whatever endeavor he chooses. I highly recommend Marcus as a professional. but most important as a person."

Coach Scott Fields
Head Coach Guaros de Lara Venezuela

"I was introduced to Marcus in 2007 through a business colleague of mine located in Chicago when Marcus decided to move to Houston. Being a huge basketball fan and former high school player I knew who Marcus was and since we graduated from High School the same year, I also knew he was rated the #1 player in the USA. So obviously Marcus' successful basketball career as a player speaks for itself. However, after meeting Marcus and getting to know him personally, I was more impressed with who he was as a person, and his stated mission to giving back to the youth by not only teaching basketball skills but life skills as well."

Eric Beauford
Director Social Recruitment Strategies at Centivity LLC

"Marcus is a dedicated worker and has high integrity which is important to me. I would not hesitate in hiring Mr. Liberty. His ethics speaks for themself."

Bromley Oliver
President at Superior Energy Services and Owner, Superior Energy Services

"Marcus was a great coach and motivator to my two sons. We would hire him back in a minute if he were available!"

Don Strumillo
Owner, AMS Direct & The Professional Education Institute

"I've know Marcus since high school not only did we play at the same high school Marcus and I have done tons of basketball clinic and camps together, Marcus is a smart outgoing person not only was he an outstanding athlete his very knowledgeable about the game and to have him a part of your organization would be a great asset."

Laurent Crawford
Consumer Digital Experience at Nike

"Marcus is a great individual to work with. He's passionate, driven, and most importantly people oriented. He translates his life experiences in basketball and life, to help young people in the community. I'm, certainly, grateful to have the opportunity to work with Marcus and I would recommend him to anyone."

Chuck Bryan
Owner, TSR Media Group



Training Tip #1

Defense is 90 percent heart and 10 percent skill, and your success is determined by your will and commitment to the task. That being said, there are a few teaching points to remember when playing perimeter defense on the ball:..

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