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“Slick is one of the forefathers of this game of basketball in Seattle… I became a better player growing up and working with Donald.”

-Jamal Crawford


“[Watts] paved the way for a lot of us in the community… The hard work [Donald] puts into the community and on the court rubs off on people… it’s a blessing.”

-Nate Robinson

“[Donald and Slick] help kids grow and succeed at life and fulfill dreams. A lot of kids want to be NBA players and they’re here to help.”

-Isaiah Thomas


“When I first came to Donald I had all the size in the world, but still pretty raw offensively. Donald had worked with me on balance, foot speed, explosiveness and especially touch. After a dedicated summer of hard work I went to college with a new found confidence and was able to become the player I am today. I would recommend Donald to anyone who is SERIOUS about getting better, because Watts Basketball will bring out the best in you.”-Kaj-Bjorn, UTSA Mens Basketball Two Time Player of the Week


“Watts basketball has changed my life to become a better player, person, team mate and leader in life.”-Tyler Kidd


“Watts Basketball has been instrumental to the Juanita Basketball Association Programs Growth.  The athletes really respond to Donald’s high energy, extremely efficient sessions.  Fundamentals was a big growth area for us and Donald helped us raise the bar.   We would highly recommend Watt’s Basketball to Programs and Individuals alike.”-Tom Byrne, President, Juanita Basketball Association 


“The Watts Basketball Camp was an amazing new, fitness-based basketball camp that the Watts Team helped program for our PTSA during our conference week. They helped us plan a full day camp which helped working parents and parents who wanted to expose their children to basketball. The Watts Team was easy to work with and very flexible to meet the needs of our community. Plus, their positive thinking and star power really energized the kids to get them excited for the camp. After camp, they shared fun videos of the kids learning some of the new skills. A great program for all! “-Aimee Llody, Marvista Elementary PTSA 


“Training with Donald Watts made me who I am when it comes to handwork.  Hard work pays off and pushing yourself to the limits beyond what you think you can do makes a huge difference not only to your athletic ability but  your mental ability as well.  Having the right mentality of getting better everyday and not “losing the day” will get you to the next level.  If you want to be treated right and feel like you’re part of a family, then training with the Watts family is the right choice.  No matter what sport you play, using the correct training fundamentals will increase your chances of making it BIG!”

-Aaron Boesch, Oak Harbor Highschool,Former San Diego State University Tight End


“My son, Paddy, is a seven year old who has been attending your camp at Villa these past two weeks.  I’ve been hearing from Paddy and his grandparents about the amazing things you’ve been teaching Paddy.  I wanted to let you know how grateful we are that his first real basketball  instruction has come from you and your coaches… It’s pretty wonderful! Thanks for showing our child the ropes and being such an inspirational role model for him!

-Mary Mahar