Trevor Ariza, Washington Wizards.
“I truly appreciated the work I did with Barry. On the court, he changed my shot. Taught me how to play much better defense, allowing me to be valuable to my team even if my shot was off. Off the court, he taught me valuable relaxation techniques. That slowed the game down, made me a much better foul shooter and built my confidence.”
Coach Wolfson worked with Trevor Ariza when he was with the Orlando Magic from Dec. 17 to 19, 2006. In the 21 games prior to their work, Trevor was averaging 5 pts. a game, shooting 50% from the field and 47% from the foul line. In the 8 games immediately after that, he played the best basketball of his career averaging 15 pts., 62% from the field and 70% from the foul line before he was injured. The two worked together 3 more times during the season improving and playing the best basketball of his career. Trevor, as starting forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, helped lead them to NBA championship. After that season, he signed a $38 million dollar contract with the Houston Rockets.
Jameer Nelson, Detroit Pistons
“After my rookie season, Barry really helped me out. Not only did he work with me to correct some technical flaws in my shot, but he taught me some different ways to think about my free-throw shooting, jumper, and three-point shot. So much of the game depends on your mental approach; if you want to improve both on and off the court, call The Foul Shot Doc!”
As a former NCAA player of the year, Nelson is an excellent player, but he also knows the importance of having his mind in the game. His work with me led to a field goal percentage increase to almost 50%, improvement at the foul line from 68% to 78%, and an increase from 31% to over 42% from the three-point range, ranking him 8th in the NBA.
See his improvement stats from 04-05 to 05-06 season after working with Coach Wolfson:
Now in 2018-2019, Jameer’s 14th season in the NBA, he is averaging over 80% from the line, including a season high of 89%.
Paul Gause, Seton Hall University, European Professional Player
Adjusted how he received pass, footwork and follow through. With practice, he has great chance to reach his NBA dream.
“You really seem to know what you are talking about. Look forward to working with you.”
Hired in mid-season, Coach Wolfson consulted Kean University Women’s team as a shooting coach. He changed many players forms and worked on the mental aspect with the entire team. The team, as a whole, improved from 61% to 69%. Senior All-American candidate Chari Cooper, who struggled throughout her entire career at the foul line, credits Wolfson for her improvement from a horrific 47% to 70%.
Chari Cooper, All-American
“Without Coach Wolfson, I never would have improved my foul shooting. Thanks for everything.”
“Coach Wolfson is someone that never gives up on his players and always wants the best for them on and off the court.”
Margaret was a starter on her college team for 3 years, and just before her senior year she was selected to be on American Gladiator. She succeeded in completing the show’s challenges, but unfortunately the NCAA wouldn’t accept her back in the league due to her participation in the show.
Margaret was one of 3 other players who started on the team from their freshman year looking to be valuable as seniors by improving every season.
Evan Flaks, High School Level, AAU Player, USA All-Star Team Member
“Work with Coach Wolfson, and you immediately see that he knows what he’s talking about. He quickly points out and solves shooting problems to immediately improve shooting. Plus, when you see all the players he’s helped from high school to pro level, you know he’s a legit coach.”
Joy Otten & Jill Struble
Joy Otten and Jill Struble played together in the Pompton Lakes Youth Organization (PLYO), lovingly named the “St. Mary’s Rejects.” This was a team comprised of individuals who did not make the premier team at first, but still had a passion for the game. Working with Coach Wolfson, both Joy & Jill went on to be 1000+ point scorers in high school. Joy’s stats included a 96% success rate from the foul shot line.
Joy went on to Rutgers University and started 3rd base on the Softball team, and Jill became an all-time leading rebounder at William Paterson University.
Coach Ted Meehan, Youth Girls Basketball Coach
On a clinic in October, 2018:
“They liked it a lot. And, it was clearly effective. Some of the bigs finally began to shoot without hesitation. Everyone was more confident. Our next game was against a club team who had buried us in our first game. We beat them W 31 to 16. So it was a very helpful piece to the puzzle. Thanks!”
At only 19 years old, Magd currently plays professionally for the New York Stars in the Junior Basketball Association (JBA - LaVar Ball’s League). Coach Wolfson currently works with Magd on developing all aspects of his game, including ball-handling, shooting, defense, post-up moves, and footwork.
See the video of Magd and The Foul Shot Doc from December, 2018 here:
Patrick Robinson, aka “Pat The Roc”
Pat The Roc is a world-class dribbler and part of the And1 TV Show Tour. He was also character in the “And1 Streetballers” Playstation Video Game. When Pat wasn’t traveling around the world as a Celebrity All-Star, he traveled from Maryland to New Jersey to work with Coach Wolfson to significantly improve his shot.