Corey Jones is a youth motivational speaker who travels all over the country inspiring kids to be the best version of themselves. He is recognized as an expert in shooting the basketball from his playing career in high school and in college. With his ability to shoot the basketball from the outside, Corey worked his way into starting roles on championship teams.
In 2008, Corey had the highest 3pt shooting percentage of any college player in the country. In high school, Corey started on the 2002 USATODAY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP team. That St. Vincent-St. Mary high school basketball team also featured NBA superstar, Lebron James.
While traveling through Columbus, Ohio - Jim Jones sat down at the FunnyBone Comedy Club to watch his nephew, Corey, perform with his improv troupe. The night consisted of two hours of unscripted, unrehearsed, improvised entertainment that contained interactive games and comedic sketches. It was then where Jim saw Corey's ability to entertain and perform in front of an audience. After passing his audition, Jim presented to Corey the idea of performing at schools and motivating kids. Corey jumped at the opportunity to learn from one of the best. Another "Basketball Jones" was formed.
Corey spent the next year traveling with his Uncle learning everything that Jim "Basketball" Jones knew through his 18 years as a motivational speaker. During the learning process, Corey presented his material in front of audiences of all ages throughout venues of all types. Through constant critique and evaluation from his Uncle, Corey was able to learn the craft of speaking in front of an audience.
Making the most out of the opportunity - Corey has now visited over a hundred schools inspiring thousandths of students...