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Tamar Slay

The Journey

The Journey

Tamar Slay

After a successful 12-year professional basketball career, Tamar Slay has turned his experience into a platform dedicated to taking your child’s game to the next level.

"Tamar is passionate about helping young players develop and grow through basketball. He pushes players to their personal highest level. From his personal experiences, Tamar knows that greatness on the court isn't enough. He also helps children learn about becoming great in life through life skills outside of basketball."

Years
Professional
Marshall Athletics
Hall of Fame
College Career
Points Per Game
Year Selected
First-team All-MAC
West Virginia
State Champion

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Although Tamar 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, with hard work, and never willing to give up, he is now a Marshall University Hall of Famer, 2nd round NBA draft pick, former small forward for the New Jersey Nets and Charlotte Bobcats and spent years playing overseas. 

Today, Tamar remains active with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) participating in their boot camps, leadership training programs and the NBPA Top 100 Coaching Program. As a Regional Representative, Tamar developed the NBA Rookie Transitional Program (Where he serves as a mentor), conducts Team Awareness Meetings and serves on the NBA Draft Committee.

Under Slay Basketball, he offers basketball training, camps, clinics and tournaments to youth athletes in West Virginia and Charlotte, (NC).