Jim Blackburn

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States


James Blackburn

Education- May 2009                                                                                                                          
North Greenville University- Tigerville, SC                                                                                       Bachelor of Science                                                                                                                            Sport Management                                                                   
Business Administration                                                                                                            GPA: 3.8
Awards: Deans List, Sport Management Department Professional Excellence Award, Magna Cum laude
Sports Management Worldwide; Portland, Oregon, USA
Basketball GM & Scouting, Certificate, 2008
Training included: NBA and international collective bargaining agreement, NBA scouting techniques, scouting reports, NBA general manager practices, video editing thru Synergy Sports Technology and statistical analysis formulas used by NBA executives Dean Oliver and John Hollinger. (Mentored by NBA scouting and draft experts)

Professional Experience
Charlotte Bobcats- National Basketball Association-Spring 2009
Basketball Operations Intern
·         Attended all shoot rounds and practices where I rebounded for players, helped with drills, and worked shot clock and scoreboard.
·         Worked on Hawkeye Scouting database where I inputted scouting reports, moved players, and edited player’s profiles.
·         Completed various projects involving scouting reports, trades, and draft news for General Manager, Director of Player Personnel, and Director of Player Development.
·         Edited NBA games using XOS video technologies.
East Forsyth High School- Summer of 2009 to present
Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
·         Assist head coach with in-season practices, preseason/summer workouts and games.
·         Conduct in-season and pre-season conditioning program for players.

Scout opposing teams and players and prepare scouting reports for players/coaches.
Post players/Big Men coach
Keep track of player/team stats
Director of  the annual East Forsyth summer basketball camp

Basketball Elite-Winston-Salem, NC Summer 2008- present
Player Scout
·         Attend high school/AAU/college/ and NBA games/events/ tournaments and write corresponding scouting reports on players/teams
·         Contributed articles are published on website regularly- www.accbasketballrecruiting.com and http://www.basketballelite.com/
·         Help direct/organize 1st Annual Southeast Summer Showcase event on June 25, 2011
Spartans Elite- Winston-Salem, NC Summer of 2011
Assistant Coach- 16-U Elite AAU team
·         Assist head coach in practices and games
·         Keep track of team/player stats
·         Individual player development
·         Member of Board of Directors- October 2011 to present
Overseas Basketball Evaluation Clinic- Raleigh, NC May 2010 and May 2011 in Charlotte,NC
Player Evaluator
·         Help evaluate/grade/ scout players attending clinic.
·         Help write reports on players to be given to International professional teams
·         www.overseasbasketballcamp.com
Roy Williams UNC Basketball Camp- Chapel Hill, NC June 2009, 2010, 2011
·         Taught individual offense, defense, and fundamentals to 11-12 year olds
Josh Howard Basketball Camp- Reynolds Park, Winston-Salem, NC July 2008, 2009, 2010

Coached and taught the game of basketball to children age 6-16

Volunteer Work
Winston-Salem Storm- American Basketball Association (ABA) -Winston-Salem, NC July - December 2008
Player Scout

Helped General Manager with player selection and scouted potential players.

North Greenville University -Spring 2008, fall of 2008
Spotter for Sports Information Director (S.I.D)

Spotted for SID at men and women’s basketball games.

Professional Certifications

Basic First Aid by ASHI
Emergency Oxygen Administration by ASHI

Professional Memberships
·         NASSM (North American Society for Sport Management) 2008
·         Sport Management Society at North Greenville University-Event Coordinator/ Treasurer- 2008-2009
·         NCAA Basketball Certification
Professional & Personal Traits
·         Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Hawkeye Scouting System
·         Experience using scoreboards/shot clock/video camera