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The Basketball Boom

The World of Five-Star

What Howard Garfinkel created with “Five-Star” instantly shifted the way that young basketball prospects approached the game, and how they transitioned from being young athletes with endless potential to star D1 hoopers. On this episode of ’The World of Five-Star Basketball,’ we’ll hear first-hand stories of what the day-to-day was like for future legends Grant Hill, God Shammgod, Ben Gordon and more ‘Five-Star” alumni during the camps' “Basketball Boom.”

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The Basketball Boom

“If you could shoot at Five-Star, you could shoot anywhere.”

About the series

UNINTERRUPTED x RTG Features have partnered up to tell the story of the legendary basketball camp called Five-Star in a six-part podcast series. Narrated by Tate Frazier, the basketball special will feature guest appearances from elite alumni like Roy Williams, Mike Krzyzewski, Metta World Peace, Grant Hill, Dick Vitale, God Shammgod, and more; detailing the camp’s influence on the game. It was where Michael Jordan was first discovered, and Founder Howard Garfinkel left his fingerprint on basketball.

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The 300
2021-12-06 | 32:00

EP. 4The 300

Host Tate Frazier explores how Five-Star launched a generation of collegiate and pro coaches.

The Step Back
2021-12-13 | 28:00

EP. 5The Step Back

Howard Garfinkel’s Five-Star camp opened many doors for coaches and players, this window of opportunity was too enticing for the NCAA and sneaker companies to ignore.

The Legacy
2021-12-13 | 30:00

EP. 6The Legacy

Howard Garfinkel impacted many lives through the game of basketball, ultimately changing the way the game was played. His legacy is now immortalized in the Basketball Hall of Fame.