Luke Lloyd’s passion for the game of basketball runs deep.
Growing up in the basketball crazy town of Flint, Michigan, Lloyd was immediately drawn to the game. Surrounded by players, he quickly learned everything he could about the skills and strategies involved in the game. He worked hard on his fundamentals, set goals for himself and aspired to make the game part of his life.
Eventually, Lloyd earned a scholarship to Morehead State University. He finished out his college career at Campbellsville University, where he played for coach Travis Ford. From there, he traveled the globe playing professionally in multiple countries.
In 2009, he retired and dedicated his time to giving back to the game that means so much to him. Since retirement, he’s worked on player development, coaching and training in his hometown.
His goal remains simple –– helping players learn the fundamentals of basketball the right way, while improving themselves and having fun. He works hard with individuals to push them to the best of their ability.
Lloyd focuses on the importance of ball control and strength on the dribble. He’s developed drills and tools to work on these skills, noticing the difference it made for his players, as they were becoming more confident on the dribble. Many advanced from below average ball handlers to some of the best in town.
As he started to work with players of all ages and skill sets, he experimented with different training methods and self-made training tools. He used chairs and cones to run drills on dribbling, post moves and shooting off the dribble, but he knew there had to be a better way.
After developing a series of prototypes, Luke Lloyd found the right combination of functionality and materials — and the Dribble Stick was born. He admits,
“There’s nothing like watching players’ skills grow while running drills on this training aid. I’m thrilled to have the chance to share it with the world and watch more players enjoy the game I love.”
Dribble Stick Training is now an internationally recognized organization –– proving that with a dream, a lot of hard work and a passion for the game of basketball –– anything is possible.