About Tamar Slay

After retiring from a successful 12-year career as a professional basketball player, Tamar Slay has turned his talents, knowledge and experience to bringing your game to the next level.

” Tamar is passionate about helping young players develop and grow through basketball. He will push players to get to their personal highest level. From his own personal experiences he knows it doesn’t stop when you leave the court, so Tamar will help children learn life skills beyond basketball. “

The Journey of Tamar Slay

Although he has been highly successful throughout his career, Tamar knows what it’s like to start from the bottom and work hard to achieve even the most challenging goals. In 1998 he walked onto Marshall University’s campus homeless. Sixteen years later, hard work, and never willing to give up; he is now a Marshall University Hall of Famer, 2nd round draft pick in the NBA- playing as a small forward for the NJ Nets and Charlotte Bobcats and spent years playing overseas. Today, Tamar remains active in the NBA with the Players Association and boot camps, as well as the NBPA Leadership Training Program and NBPA Top 100 Coaching Program. He was recently hired by the NBPA as a regional rep as a mentor to rookie NBA players. Tamar Slay basketball offers basketball training, basketball camps, basketball clinics and basketball tournaments in West Virginia and Charlotte, NC.

Tamar Slay In Action


What The Media Has To Say About Tamar Slay

  • Tamar Slay may have played his collegiate career in front of small crowds, but with the size he brings to the backcourt, he virtually is assured of playing his pro career in front of big ones. - USA Today
  • Slay is a second-round pick with first-round talent. - USA Today
  • Umana Venezia confirms title ambitions signing one of the best players of last Legadue season, Tamar Slay. - Terry Cooper | EuroBasket.com
  • Tamar Slay was one of the greatest players and greatest kids I ever had the privilege of coaching. - Greg White | Marshall University Head Coach, 1996-2003