About Mark Shehady

About Mark Shehady (Founder Shehady Basketball Training):
Mark has spent the last three years teaching the game, helping run basketball camps all over the country & developing players. He has spent the last decade traveling all over the world playing the best competition most recently playing for Team USA in the FIBA WORLD CUP (Lanzhou, China). Mark Shehady is a former starting point guard at D2 school Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA as well as a member of Team USA'S U23 national team in the 2019 FIBA WORLD CUP.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Mark attended Hampton High School & helped lead his team to the WPIAL Finals during his senior season, as well as, led his team to the state playoffs, back to back years (2016/2017). Mark led the entire region (WPIAL) in assists and became the leader in assists and a top scorer (15 ppg), for his team. From a young age, Mark was told that he wasn't big enough, strong enough, or athletic enough to play at the next level. As a 4'11' freshman, prior to his transfer to Hampton High School, he was told by his Varsity coach, that he would never play at next level, because he was so small. Mark knew this was his passion and he wanted to play at the next level, so Mark changed his approach to the way he worked on his game by performing the details, which other kids simply are not willing to do.
After spending 4-5 hours a day of physically and mentally taxing work, Mark started to see his work pay off. Mark worked on drills/concepts that transfer to game success against elite level athletes and was able to play above his athletic set. Following his senior season, Mark received multiple scholarship offers before committing to Point Park University, on an athletic scholarship. Over the last 3 years, Mark has led Point Park in assists (3.5 apg), as well as, being one of the leaders in the River States Conference. Mark has had multiple double figure games in his collegiate career with a career high of 23 pts. and has been cited by his coach as an "extension of the coach on the floor." This past fall, Mark was selected to represent his country playing for Team USA's U23 3x3 National Team in the FIBA WORLD CUP in Lanzhou China! Mark performed exceptionally well against some of the worlds top 3x3 players and led Team USA in assists and second in scoring while putting on a show for the fans https://twitter.com/FIBA3x3/status/1179717311126589440?s=20 https://twitter.com/SLAMonline/status/1179848774081888257?s=20 https://twitter.com/FIBA3x3/status/1180472139020849153?s=20 .
In the spring of 2020, Mark decided to create Shehady Basketball Training to share his knowledge & passion for the game by teaching players the necessary concepts and the right mentality/work approach, to achieve their goals and play at the next level! Please check the video above to view some of Mark's highlights!