About the Founder

Coach Taylor Statham started his coaching career while playing at California State University San Bernardino. He currently is a professional basketball player, owner of Statham Academy, and co-founder of Creators Basketball AAU Program. While playing pro ball in Canada, Philippines, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Indonesia, he's won numerous championships, MVP awards, Best Small Forward of the Conference, and been invited to private workouts with a handful of NBA G League teams.

In 2019 he represented the Philippines in the Fiba 3x3 circuit. While playing he was the number one ranked player in Asia and lead his team to help qualify the Philippines for the 2020 Olympics.

Having grown up in an area predominately based around football and baseball, Coach Statham has made it his goal to change the culture of basketball in the Santa Clarita Valley. Each summer he's helped many players get exposure and offered college scholarships who previously weren't being recruited. On top of that has placed more than a dozen guys overseas in the last couple of years.

Through Ball Out he's been able to direct the Elite 50 Showcase, SCV Alumni Tournament, Ball Out's Pro All Star Game, 3x3 events, and a handful of camps locally and internationally. Playing positions 1-4 at the highest level allows coach to breakdown each individual player's skill set and help develop them in the most effective way.

"Every player is different, but what every player needs is an amazing work ethic and fundamentals. Basketball is an intense game, so we train players to play off of instinct. We push them physically, but most importantly help them grow mentally. We focus on mindset, on and off the court, because these lessons you learn through this amazing game carry over to everyday occurrences."