MEET THE OWNERS
Books and Basketball was founded by NaDorian and Rashay Hudson. NaDorian possess an undergraduate degree from University of South Florida and a Master’s in Business from Lynn University. Rashay Hudson possess a degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida, currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Psychology from Saint Leo University.
NaDorian is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and has a lifetime in basketball playing and training athletes. He has played on a collegiate level, semi-pro ABA league, and also trained some of the top overseas athletes. NaDorian’s biggest inspiration growing up was his Grandmother Mittie Pounds, who believed in the importance of academics. She served as a pillar in her community, setting the example of perseverance and determination. Now he carries forward those same qualities and aims to help, inspire, and motivate children through the Books and Basketball program.
Rashay Hudson previously owned and successfully managed Beautiful Minds Tutoring LLC in Wesley Chapel, Florida as well as The Beautiful Minds Workshop Inc – a non-profit organization designed to provide academic and social/emotional growth through the use of group tutoring.
NaDorian and Rashay Hudson share a passion for community work and helping children reach their full potential. They currently live in Orlando, Florida where they raise their two children.
We have given this program our all! We have built a tutoring curriculum and basketball strategies to provide a unique social and emotional learning experience for children! We are so excited to see this program come to life! -Rashay Hudson
DRIVEN BY PASSION
We provide a one-of-a-kind basketball program that offers students a chance at increased success in the classroom, on the court, and confidence in everyday life. With a passion for basketball and academics, we were surprised by the amount of student athletes struggling in school across the USA.
Our philosophy is to empower student athletes. Athletes are often pushed through school without fully meeting criteria to graduate. Our one-of-a-kind -program is designed to help student athletes graduate high school with endless academic opportunities.