Creating pathways to international basketball success

Envision Basketball’s Skills Program Director, Kareem Drayton.

Envision Basketball is a local skill enhancement academy founded on a vision to create pathways for basketball students transitioning from secondary school to their initial post-secondary destination.

Whether they want to pursue a basketball career via the Australian Institute of Sport, a local University/Tafe, US college, overseas university, or the NBL/WNBL – Envision Basketball upskills players and helps them build a plan to make it happen.

The international nature of basketball, together with Australia’s solid reputation internationally, means there are endless opportunities for Aussie kids to play here and abroad.

There are 27 Australians playing at the highest level in the 2018/19 European basketball season. In the 2018/19 NCAA Division 1 college basketball season, there are approximately 65 Australian men and 84 Australian women playing.

Let’s not forget about our players currently in the NBA and WNBA including Ben Simmons, Joe Ingles, Andrew Bogut, Aron Baynes, Patty Mills, Liz Cambage, Leilani Mitchell, just to name a few.

Envision Basketball’s Skills Program Director, Kareem Drayton, had a vision to add to Australia’s basketball culture the minute he stepped on Australian soil from New York. He simply wanted to provide opportunities to help students achieve their basketball dreams in Australia and internationally.

With so many Australians pursuing a basketball scholarship at a US College, Envision Basketball recently launched a USA Skills Tour, to give students the opportunity to train with Micah Lancaster and his NBA skills team.

Micah is one of the world’s most respected skill development trainers who has worked with NBA superstars such as Kyrie Irving, Victor Oladipo and Karl-Anthony Towns.

Envision Basketball will also host students at several university tours and conferences, giving students an opportunity to network and build connections in America.

Kareem says: “Nine out of 10 kids tell me that they want to play College basketball in America, so we’re simply bridging the gap and creating pathways for ambitious ballers in Australia to combine basketball with studying at a US college”.

To book a session or to enrol in Term 3 programs, please email Envision Basketball at


Envision Basketball is giving away a private one-on-one session with a certified basketball trainer from the USA. The session is for a child aged 8 to 18.

To put your child in the running to WIN this awesome prize, visit