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“I firmly believed there was a more efficient way to enhance the fundamentals and physical strength of each player. I researched and explored and ultimately discovered that we could accelerate players' growth by combining what we knew about the body, the brain, and basketball skill development. We could teach players how to communicate with their bodies in an efficient and correct manner.”

-Brandon Payne

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Brandon Payne

Founder/ NBA Skills and Performance Trainer

Brandon Payne is the founder of Accelerate Basketball and Accelerate Basketball Online, an unprecedented resource that allows aspiring basketball athletes all over the world to train like 3x NBA champion and 2x MVP, Stephen Curry. Payne began crafting his 10-point basketball player development philosophy while coaching at Wingate University.

Payne started using innovative techniques to position athletes to get better, faster. In 2009, he launched Accelerate Basketball. Since its conception, Payne has worked with his staff to develop youth basketball training programs throughout the Carolinas and opened his facility to groups of athletes from all over the world.

Payne has personally trained over 100 NBA, WNBA, and foreign professional athletes, including 3x NBA champion and 2x MVP Stephen Curry. Since 2011, he has worked diligently as Curry’s professional skills trainer and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today,, Bleacher Report, NBA TV, and many other media outlets. Payne continues to help Curry raise his game to new heights with the same drills that Accelerate Basketball Online provides to its users.

Payne graduated from Wingate University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management. Payne continues to provide exclusive coaching expertise to a growing roster of trainees in the professional basketball industry.

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