HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS

This is our success story so far. Ten years of hard work, creative thinking, evolution, progression and learning from our mistakes have taught us to capitalize on opportunities when they appear or as we create them.

The principal behind the Academic Basketball Club is Harvey Rubin. His entrepreneurial consulting firm is properly monikered iPayAttention, LLC. We found success on the court when Don Chase brought our second-year team into his Fairfield County Star program and together we achieved a Connecticut State Championship and several medalist finishes as we grew to six teams. As our oldest children graduated AAU, we merged into the Overtime Athletics program as their high school division, with solid results on the court and teams finishing nationally ranked. The real measure of our success came with the eight teams that completed their runs through AAU in the last seven years: 97 out of 100 players on those teams earned offers of a uniform from colleges including 59 from the top conferences and some with scholarships. The results made it clear: there is both a group of student athletes in our area qualified and capable for these colleges and universities; and, the colleges and universities are interested in these student athletes. This realization has been paramount to the evolution of the Academic Basketball Club.

Remember To Have Fun

Acquiris Quodcumque Rapis

Proper Preparation not only Prevents Poor Performance, it puts us in a position to succeed. That is our goal!

Our Teams are in a focused training program to become professionals, albeit in something other than basketball. Their route will take them through one of the many fine colleges or universities renowned for their high standards of academic excellence and the proven success of their basketball program.

Our basketball players are focused on the end-goal of becoming professionals, at which time basketball will still be played for passion after all their work is done for the day. Like everything they do, they take it seriously and perform with both full effort and enthusiasm. That approach has gotten them to where they are today and is what will drive and motivate them on their own personal roads towards success.

Over the past 15 years, players involved with the programs have gone on to play (or are on their way to playing) at Bowdoin (4), Hamilton (3), Middlebury (6), Williams, Tufts, Bates, Colby, Trinity, Wesleyan (3), Connecticut College (3), Vassar (2), RPI (2), St Lawrence (4), Union (3), Bard, Swarthmore (2), Franklin & Marshall, Washington College, MIT, Babson, Clark, Rochester (2), Case Western, Carnegie Mellon, Wash U, Brandeis, NYU (2), Grinnell (3), Kenyon (2), Denison, Macalester, Washington & Lee, Birmingham Southern, Sewanee, Colorado College (2), Claremont McKenna (3), Pomona, Sarah Lawrence, Emmanuel, Franklin Pierce, American, Rice, Depaul, Fairfield, Furman, Vanderbilt, Elon, Holy Cross, Colgate, Binghamton, UMBC, Monmouth, Sacred Heart (2), Quinnipiac (2), FDU, Duke (2) and UConn.

In addition to the basketball players, several members are at schools in these same conferences and haven chosen to play a different sport. However they got there, the exclamation mark is on their success in having gotten into the schools of their respective choices.