Fundamentals First Basketball Academy

Fundamentals First Basketball Academy

5.0 (15)
6 hires on
30 employees
15 years in business

About this pro

I am a former professional Basketball player of 12 years with experience in the NBA, Europe and South America. My focus is to teach life lessons to all athletes and to develop their basketball skills no matter what level they may be at currently. My academy is  cultivating the lives of basketball players on every level all over the world. Fundamentals First is placed in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and of course here in the United States. We at Fundamentals First are developing complete athletes but most importantly developing athletes to be the best person they can be off the basketball court.

I absolutely love seeing players accomplish their goals. I love the looks on the students faces when they do something they once said they could never do. I love the way the development of the player brings their family closer. I love how the things the players learn at Fundamentals First carry over in every aspect of their lives, which creates positive change in the world.

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Cleveland, OH 44106
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15 Reviews


  • Zachary Hilliard

  • Coach Frank Ewert

    🏀 Essential basketball skills are taught and life lessons are being taught on the basis of Jesus Christ.✝️

  • Harold Russell

    I liked the physical aspect such as the drills and the difficulty of them as well. Also as well the mental aspect and inspirational. Coach Flu has taught me and many others things off the court to lead me and those others to be better men and women.

  • Vatreisha Nyemba

    I have had the joy of working with Fundamentals First Basketball Academy on several occasions over the last 5+ years. Their founder and leader Wesley Fluellen is very engaging and encouraging to the participants of all ages. He brings a wealth of knowledge of the game and evident passion for seeing young people strive to be their best. Students are holistically engaged with exercise, key basketball skills, academic support and character development. Fundamentals First is a great program!

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

We at Fundamentals First look to celebrate our students strentgths while also building confidence in the areas that need improvement. It's all about the players and what they need to succeed. We at Fundamentals First love input from our students. We want players to know and feel that they have a say and that communication is always needed for the students growth both on and off the basketball court.

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

My qualification resume is as follows

High School: 

* 4 year Varsity player

* MVP selection 

* 3 years first team selection

* 3 year All-Star selection 

* Nike All-American

* AAU National Champion

College Career:

* 1st and 2nd team selection 

* MVP for Robert Morris University 

* Placed in Robert Morris University record books in 10 categories including over 1,000 points scored.

professional Career:

* Drafted to the NBA Developmental League

* Contracted to the NBA (Orlando)

* 4 Championships (2 Europe, 1 South America, 1 USBL)

* Finals MVP (Europe, South America)

* First team selection (5 Europe, 5 South America)

* Championship MVP selection (Europe)

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

Fundamentals First training session pricing is as follows

* $100 per session (1.5 hrs)

* $25 off for every family that brings new clients with them to the Fundamentals First training session.

How did you get started teaching?

I have always had a drive to help others. Even when I was a kid I would always find myself helping people. There is just a great feeling that comes with being a blessing for others. Sports is a great way to connect with people, especially youth and young adults. In the past 10 years I have help send 329 student athletes to college on some form of scholarship and I have also help place over 100 players to a professional basketball contract to start or continue their careers. I absolutely love what I do.

What types of students have you worked with?

We at Fundamentals First Basketball Academy work with players as young as 6yrs old to adult players in college and the pro's. At Fundamentals First, all players are excepted no matter what skill level they are at currently. Our goal is to help all players reach their desired goals.

Lessons offered