About

The Nate Smith Basketball School is dedicated to providing professional basketball instruction to students of all ages regardless of skill level and basketball experience. Specializing in individual, group, and team basketball training, the Nate Smith Basketball School has many objectives:

 

  • Everyone can be a good shooter with proper technique

  • Focus on shooting technique (form, repitition, confidence)

  • Intense ball handling instruction

  • Defensive, rebounding and conditioning drills

  • Tips to becoming big game players

  • Examples on how to make the jump from an average player to an exceptional player

  • Instruction on how to workout by yourself or with partners

  • Individual play within the team concept

  • Developing the work ethic and confidence to become a standout player

  • How to deal with adversity and success

  • The importance of maintaining a basketball routine and sticking with it

  • Developing mental toughness and quick decision making abilities

Staff
Nate Smith
  • Morgantown High Class of ’93

 

  • Morgantown Touchdown Club Player of the Year and First Team All-State

 

  • First-Team All CAA

 

  • Holds numerous three point shooting records in the CAA

 

  • Participated in the ESPN televised National Three Point Shootout at the NCAA Final Four in 1998

 

  • GTE Academic All-American and Rhodes Scholar finalist for the state of West Virginia

 

  • Naismith Award Finalist

Highlights​

Cody Loughry
  • Grafton High Class of ’04

 

  • Multi-Sport Athlete at GHS

 

  • 3x All-Conference & 2x All-State Selections​

  • Played at West Liberty University ('04-'06)

  • 2005 WVIAC Tournament Runner-Up

  • Transferred to Fairmont State University ('06-'08)

 

  • Consistent Scorer and Prolific 3-Point Shooter at FSU (40% for Career)

  • Top 10 All-Time 3-Pointers Made & Free Throw Percentage at FSU

Amanda Ruffner
  • Chesapeak High (OH) Class of ’12

 

  • 1000+ Point Scorer at CHS

 

  • First-Team All-District & Second-Team All-Ohio

 

  • Played at Fairmont State University ('12-'17)​

  • 2x All-MEC Honors

  • MEC All-Tournament Team

 

  • MEC Tournament Runner-Up​ Senior Season

  • 1000+ Point Scorer at FSU

  • All-Time School Leader in Shooting Percentage at FSU

OPENING HOURS

Monday-Thursday

3:00pm-8:00pm

Sunday

11:00am-3:00pm

 

ADDRESS

819 Greenbag Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
natesmithbasketballschool@comcast.net

Tel: 304-225-6727

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