816 Hoops mission is to mentor, train and develop young men through the game of basketball. 816 Hoops look to understand what the goals of the player and family are - on and off the court - and help reach those through the tenure with the program. A standard of academics and conduct also is held to be able to play for 816 Hoops. The ultimate goal is for each player to graduate and reach their desired collegiate level with scholarship assistance.
"They really helped me realize what was best for me not only on the court, but what I needed to do long-term to accomplish what I wanted to do in life. You don't hear of that often with AAU programs."
- Jarrett Sutton
Former Mizzou player
Current NBA scout (New Orleans) and SEC Network TV analyst