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Player Development Coach

John Lucas III

Coach Lucas played collegiately at Baylor University and Oklahoma State University. Coach Lucas made the winning shot against Saint Joseph's University that sent the 2004 Oklahoma State Cowboys to the NCAA Final Four. After going undrafted in the 2005 NBA draft, Lucas played for several NBA and European teams. In 2017, the Minnesota Timberwolves hired him as a player development coach. Currently, he runs JL3 Basketball, LLC, a player development program in the Los Angeles and Houston areas.

Baylor (2001-2003) 
Oklahoma State (2003-2005) 
Final Four (2004)  
Third Team All American (2004) 
2X First Team All Big 12 (2004, 2005) 
Big 12 Player Of The Year (2004) 
Big 12 All Freshman Team (2002)

Professional Career 2005 – 2017 
10 Years In The NBA

Houston Rockets (2005-2007)

Chicago Bulls (2010-2012)

Toronto Raptors (2012-2013)

Utah Jazz (2013-2014)

Detroit Pistons (2014-2015)

Minnesota Timberwolves (2016-2017)

Benetton Treviso Italy (2008)

Tau Ceramica Spain (2009)
Shanghai Sharks (2010)

Fujian Sturgeons (2015)
NBA D-League Second Team (2006)
NBA D-League Champion (2009)

CBA All-Star (2010)

Coaching Career
Minnesota Timberwolves Head Of Player Development (2017 – 2019) NBPA Top 100 Camp (2013 – 2017) 
NBPA Head Of The Coaching Consultant Program (2020 – Present)

Client List
Jimmy Butler  
Andrew Wiggins 
Derrick Rose 
Mario Chalmers 
Jeff Teague 
Josh Okogie 
Tyus Jones  
J.R. Smith  
James Harden  
Austin Rivers  
Eric Gordon  
Daniel House Jr. 
Jarred Vanderbilt 
Damian Jones 
James Young  
Jae’Sean Tate 
Justin Patton

Bruno Caboclo

Jerryd Bayless

Jonathan Stark

JL3 Basketball uses The Dstrkt for its sports performance. The Dstrkt sports performance program includes proper strength training, injury prevention, speed and agility, game-time reaction drills, explosive power and energy system conditioning. JL3 Basketball uses the Dstrkt system to determine strengths and weaknesses of each athlete, design a program catered to elevate and unlock the athlete’s full potential. Roy Paras and Chet Johnson are JL3 Basketball's strength and conditioning coaches. Roy Paras specializes in sports performance, strength training, care and prevention of athletic injuries, therapeutic modalities and stretch therapy. Chet Johnson specializes in sports performance, strength and agility training, practical progressive performance training and skill development.

Training Package:  
Get Right The JL3 Way

Sports Performance 

6 Days Per Week (Pre-Draft)

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