Elite Basketball Club

in St. George, Utah

Smart Ballers is an elite basketball club co-founded by ex-NBA player Shawn Opunui and Steve Palmer. 

We help players get recruited and paid to play by adding smarts to their skills.

Most importantly, we create a no-pressure, fun environment where kids gain confidence.


What Makes Smart Ballers Training
So Different & Effective?

It's About INTELLIGENCE, Not Athleticism

Typical training programs are based on skill and athleticism. Our program is based on intelligence. And ANYONE, regardless of skill level or athletic ability, can become a smart player.

It's Based on Secret ANGLES

You don't have to be the quickest, strongest, tallest, or most athletic to dominate the court. You just need to know the Basketball Angles Matrix™, which gives you a HUGE advantage over everyone, no matter your skills or athletic ability.

We Make the Game Incredibly SIMPLE

Our basketball training cuts through all the clutter and complexity and reveals the predictable patterns of the game. You'll play chess on the court while everyone else is playing checkers.

Subtle DETAILS that Change Everything

There are subtle, yet critical, details in basketball that make a HUGE difference in your game. We reveal those subtle details so you can practice with perfection without developing bad habits.



Our Founder, Ex-NBA Player Shawn Opunui

Shawn Opunui grew up as a scrappy short kid playing basketball barefoot in Hawaii.

When he was 12 years old, his coach told him, "Shawn, you're always going to be the smallest guy on the court. The only way you'll ever make it in this game is if you're smarter than everyone."

And that's exactly what Shawn did.

He devoted his life to the game of basketball. When other guys were out partying, he was analyzing film with his coach.

His hard work and dedication paid off. At just 5' 11" tall, he went on to earn millions playing professional basketball in the NBA and overseas.

Shawn earned millions in basketball not because he was bigger, stronger, faster, or better than anyone.

It was because he was SMARTER. 

And here's where it applies to YOU:

Lots of players have natural talent. Some have great developed skills. But the players who really succeed are SMARTER than everyone else on the court.

Not bigger. Not quicker. Not more athletic. Not more skilled. Smarter.

ANYONE can become a smart player. And when you're smart, you can easily beat players bigger, faster, stronger, better than you.

You can drill down on skills all day every day. But if you lack intelligence for the game, you'll never have the complete package to succeed.

Smart Ballers reveals the insider secrets that gave a scrappy 5' 11" kid from Hawaii millions.

Because like Shawn, you may not be the tallest, the quickest, the strongest, or the most athletic. But you CAN become the smartest.

And if you do that, you just may become the next player to win millions—not with athletic ability, but with intelligence.


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