Got Game Basketball Academy

Got Game Basketball Academy

5.0 (7)

About this pro

I am Sherrise Smith a graduate of Crossroads School and a Hall of Fame Inductee,  4 year starter and graduate of UC Berkley. I have over 20 years training experience teaching players from youth to the Pros. As a player I earned All-Pac 10, MVP, Defensive Player of the Year. Currently I train players in college, HS, International, and WNBA Pros in addition to youth players. I have a strong passion to develop players skills so that they become confident, and fundamentally sound players so they can succeed on any level that they desire. This is accomplished through Private Sessions, Small Group, Classes and Clinics. All private and small group sessions are to provided customized personal attention to address the weaknesses, and build upon the strengths of the player. All players will be given an assessment, and a weekly training workout to be conducted at home.

I find most rewarding seeing players that start with many challenges and see their growth and improvement. The players that are already talented, challenging them to reach and attain even greater accomplishments. 

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Playa Vista, CA 90094
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7 Reviews


  • Kayla Mitchell

    Got Game Basketball Academy has been like a 2nd home to me. I started Got Game when I was 11 years old and over the years it helped developed my ball handling, shooting, quickness, and basketball IQ. I was even able to play on the next level by playing college basketball. I am now 22 years old and is still very grateful to be a part of the academy. I definitely recommend if you’re looking to be a better ball player and have good mentorship!

  • Bryan Battey

    Sherrise is an awesome instructor. She’s patient and will push you to be the best you.

  • Tonefu Brown

    The trainers and the information being relayed to the kids, as well as the knowledgeable staff at Got Game.

  • Josh Herscher

    The professional way the staff ran the academy.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The process is simple.  It is to evaluate the players current skill level, and develop a training regimen that will assist them to acheive the players short term and long term goals.  All players will receive a realistic assesment of current skill level and the relentless dedication it will take to turn dreams into reality.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a certified USA Basketball, and NCAA certified coach.  I am a graduate of UC Berkeley.  Having been a four year starting point guard, and training players from youth to professional players, I offer a great perspective on what it takes to take your game to the next level.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Standard pricing for youth clinics is a monthly fee of $175.00.

Private training sessions are based upon 4 session minimum starting at $300.00


How did you get started teaching?

I got started training players in HS for young players that wanted help.  After graduating UC Berkeley I was on the MTV show "Who's Got Game" hosted by Magic Johnson.  This show created a lot of popularity and I started my own player development company.  That led me to training players in the WNBA, Mc Donald All-Americans, and conducting clinics as far as Russia.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students as young as 6 years of age to professional athletes.  I have trained over 20 McDonald All-Americans, and notable collegiate players from UConn, USC, Tenessee, Georgia, UCLA, Oklahoma, and Boston College, just to name a few.

My experience also iincludes working with players that have never played before.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

My advice for a player that would like to train with a trainer like myself is to be clear on their goals, and dedicated and disciplined to train/practice on a daily basis.  

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