NBA (PF) - Philadelphia 76ers
Always 100 has help develop basketball talent throughout the Midwest and the state of Indiana for many years. Venard and his staff not only teach the fundamentals of the game but also help educate kids on life lessons. Workouts are state of the art and they have helped me continue my playing career. If your looking for a place to send your child, look no more. #Always100
Head Coach - Walsh University
“Vernard has done an amazing job with the development of the Always-100 program. As a college coach, it is awesome knowing our kids can go home over the summer or even for a long weekend, and not only have a place to go, but have somebody that’s going to push them much harder than they could ever push themselves.
With their positive energy and intensity, Vernard and his team have a way of pushing kids past their comfort zone so that they can grow not only as players, but as people. The players we have brought in from the Always-100 program are hungry, they are fundamentally sound, their basketball IQ is above average, and they understand what hard work is all about.
From the growth of the AAU program to the group and 1-on-1 training sessions, Vernard has put together a platform for growth that kids in and out of the Fort Wayne area have been able to utilize and take advantage of. His work ethic and passion for the game of basketball rubs off on the kids in the program and has given Fort Wayne an even better reputation than it already had for producing high level basketball players.”
"Always 100 has helped me grow as a player in many different ways. Nard and his staff do a great job of keeping me accountable to play and practice at my highest level. They don't allow any mediocrity only 100% at all times. Habits and traits like those apply throughout life, not just in basketball. Their high energy culture and example of hard work is contagious and rubs off on everyone that trains with them! I'm always excited to return home during off season and get back into the gym at Always100!"
Graduate of New Haven High School
Currently at University of Notre Dame
• One of 15 seniors named as a first-team all-state selection by Indiana Boys Coaches Association (IBCA)
• Four-year starter at New Haven High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana
• Selected to Indiana Senior All-Star Team
• Scored 1,531 career points
• As a senior, averaged 22.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals and led New Haven to an 18-6 record (the most victories in 17 years)
• Three-time All-Northern Hoosier conference (NHS) selection
• Helped prep squad to conference championships in 2010 and 2013
•Team won sectional crowns in his sophomore and senior seasons
• Three-time All-State honoree
• Played in the Indiana North/South All-Star Game
• Fort Wayne News Sentinel Player of the Year in 2013
• Led New Haven to 62-28 mark during his four-year prep career
• Recipient of Sertoma Award that is presented by the Fort Wayne Sertoma Club selected for scholastic, leadership, citizenship and character achievements on top of their athletic skills
• As a senior, ranked as the third best overall player in the state of Indiana
• Member of the Indiana Junior All-Star team •As a junior, averaged 19.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists while leading his prep squad to a 17-4 mark
• Netted 16.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists as a sophomore
• Averaged double figures all four seasons at New Haven as he finished with 12.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists in his freshman season
Caleb "Biggie" Swanigan
"Always 100 has been there for me since I was starting eighth grade AAU. Way before any offers came and any recognition.
Nard and the Always 100 trainers believe in the dream and were always 100% about what I needed to do to make my goals become reality.
I used to run from Coach Goodwell's workouts and make excuses because he always used to push me so hard, but I began to realize these guys do it because they love me and want the best for me and Fort Wayne basketball as a whole."
Graduate of Homestead High School
Currently at Purdue University
•Ranked No. 9 in the ESPN Top 100 for the Class of 2015
•Was also ranked the third nationally at his position
•Named Indiana's Mr. Basketball in 2015
• Ranked the 13th-best player by Scout.com and the 19th-best player in America by Rivals.com
• Teams with senior A.J. Hammons and sophomore Isaac Haas to form one of the most-intimidating frontcourts in America
• Became Purdue's first Indiana Mr. Basketball to play for the Boilermakers since Glenn Robinson won the award in 1991
• Became Purdue's first McDonald's All-American since Mike Robinson in 1996
• One of 30 players nationally named to the Parade All-American high school boys basketball team
• Widely regarded the top rebounder in all of high school basketball during this last season
• Selected by Bleacher Report to have one of the most-productive seasons by a freshman in college basketball in 2015-16
• Averaged 22.6 PPG and 13.7 RPG at Homestead High School, leading the Fort Wayne school to its first state title in school history in 2015
• Was named Gatorade Player of the Year after setting school records in career points (1,649), career rebounds (1,048), single-season points (704) and single-season rebounds (424)
• Ranked second in school history in career blocks (106) and assists (204)
• Helped Team USA to the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Greece, averaging 6.1 PPG and 4.4 RPG while shooting 60.0 percent from the field, helping the American team to a 7-0 record
• Helped Team USA to the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship, by averaging 8.0 PPG and 5.7 RPG. Swanigan shot 16-23 (.696) from the field and 24-31 (.774) from the free throw line. Also contributed 11 steals, six assists and four blocked shots.
• Suited up for Team USA in the 2015 Junior National Select Team during the 18th Annual Nike Hoop Summit
• Will team with Vince Edwards for tryouts for the 2015 U-19 United States National Team. Roughly 30 players from around the country will participate
• Named to the All-USA Today Indiana Player of the Year
• Scored 40 points with 19 rebounds in the Semi-State win over South Bend Riley to lead Homestead to the State finals
• Will compete in the Indiana All-Star series
• Averaged 25.2 PPG, 13.5 RPG and 3.1 APG to help team to Class 4A State Semifinals in 2013 as a sophomore
• Offers from Kentucky, Duke, Arizona, Michigan State and California among others
"Always 100 was a great program to elevate my game because it allowed me to be competitive, have fun playing basketball, andstill improve overall as a player.
I was always pushed by the training staff to be the best that I could be and strive toward my goals both on and off the court. Mentally, I knew outside of basketball there were always people that I could talk to about situations. Physically, Always 100 presented a level of competition in their workouts that helped prepare me for the next level."
Graduate of Marion High School
Currently at Indiana University
• Played for his father, James Blackmon, at Marion High School for his senior year
• Scored 2,387 points in his high school career, leaving him eighth all-time in Indiana high school history
• Averaged 33.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.3 steals per game as a senior •Ranked No. 19 in recruiting class by ESPN, No. 23 by Rivals.com, No. 31 by 247Sports and No. 33 by Scout.com
• Named McDonald's All-American, becoming the 28th IU recruit to play in the game, where he scored 13 points
• Tallied 23 points, three rebounds and four assists in addition to winning the 3-point contest at the Jordan Brand Classic
• Appeared in the Nike Hoop Summit for Team USA
• Garnered 2014 Parade All-American honors
• Played his first three seasons at Fort Wayne Bishop Luers High School, averaging 33.3 points per game as a junior
"Through Always 100, I was given the opportunity to be challenged not only physically but mentally as well both on and off of the court.
Always 100 has helped me develop and compete as a female athlete on the collegiate level. It's been a journey full of life lessons, joys, sweat, tears, but most importantly hard work. My success this far would not have been possible without the support I receive continually from Nard and the Always 100 staff, its the strongest support system I have come across yet.
It's always a nice surprise to see Nard come to campus for games, watch my practices, and stay connected to my coaches. Always 100 is more than just basketball skills training, it is LIFE SKILLS TRAINING!"
Graduate of Canterbury School
Currently attending Xavier University
• Was an Indiana All-Star as a Senior
• Finished her career as one of only four female high school players in the state of Indiana to score over 2,000 points
• Led her team to a 23-2 overall record as a senior and state runner-up finish
• Led her team to back-to-back state titles as a sophomore and junior
• Named the News Sentinel and Journal Gazette Player of the Year as a Senior
"In high school, working out with Always 100 helped me become a better basketball player and earn scholarship offers.
Now in college, working out with Always 100 helps me in the offseason by preparing me for workouts and games at the next level.
Always 100 has taught me a lot about working hard and giving 100% effort in everything that you do. Nard and his staff are great people and they really want the best for all of the players they work with. I wouldn't be the player that I am today without them!"
Graduate of Homestead High School
Currently at Butler University
• Three-year starter and a four-year varsity letter-winner at Homestead H.S. under the guidance of head coach Rod Parker
• Averaged 17.8 pts, 2.8 rebs, and 3.2 assists per game during her senior season
• Helped the Spartans finish the year with a 23-2 overall record, including a perfect 7-0 mark in conference play
• Crowned Northeast Hoosier Conference Champions in 2013-14
• Set a new school record for most wins recorded in a season while going on to win a sectional title
• 2014 Indiana All-Star
• 2014 IBCA First Team Senior All-State
• 2014 AP Third Team All-State
• Three-time First Team All-Northeast Hoosier Conference selection
• Two-time Fort Wayne Journal Gazette First Team All-Area selection
• Posted her best numbers of her high school career during her junior campaign averaging 21.9 pts, 3.0 rebs, and 2.6 assists per game
• Helped the team post a 21-4 overall record
• Homestead went 84-15 overall during Buck's four-year career
• Two-year team captain
• 2013-14 Hoosier Basketball First Team All-State
• 2013 Indiana Junior All-Star Core 6
• 2013 IBCA Underclass First Team All-State
• Holds multiple scoring records at Homestead including most points in a career (1,395 / 2010-14), most points in a single-season (547 / 2012-13) and most points in a single game (38 / 2012-13 vs. Marion)
• Holds every 3-point shooting record at Homestead, including most 3-point field goals made in a career (291 / 2010-14), most 3-point field goals made in a single-season (119 / 2012-13), most 3-point field goals made in a half (7 / 2013-14 vs. Rushville) and most 3-point field goals made in a single-game (9 / 2012-13 vs. DeKalb)
• Set the school record for highest 3-point field goal percentage in a single-season (48.1 [89/185] 2013-14) and highest career 3-point field goal percentage (43.2 [291/674] 2010-14)
• School record holder for highest career free throw shooting percentage (84.6 [170/201] 2010-14) and highest free throw percentage in a single season (90.0 [54/60] 2012-13)
"Always 100 has been incredible at helping develop me as a basketball player as well as a person. The instruction that you get from the coaches is always positive and encouraging, making you want to work your hardest to achieve your goals.
Always 100 has also really helped me to understand that it's important to use these traits that Nard and his trainers talk about in their workouts like hard work, passion and encouragement in all areas of life, not just on the basketball court."
Graduate of Canterbury High School
Currently at Belmont University
• Indiana Miss Basketball Runner-up 2015
• McDonald's All-America nominee
• Indiana All-Star Team
• 21 Alive Fort Wayne Girls Basketball Player of the Year 2015
• 2015 News Sentinel Player of the Year