Letters of Endorsement

Players | Coaches

Kendall Gill

Professional Basketball Player
"I’ve never learned more about shooting in my entire career. Working with other NBA players you should make ten times the amount I’m paying you."

Coach Roach and Kendall Gill pose following a successful 3-hour shooting session. Kendall finishes making 94 out of 100 free throws with 67 of them “rolling back” to him without having to move from the free throw line. Kendall leaves the Shot Perfect workout adopting his newfound intelligence to his jump-shot. The following NBA season, Kendall Gill improves his free throw shooting from 65 to 80%. Coach Roach believes Kendall would have shot at least 90 % had he returned to Madison for a recommended Shot Perfect “Tune-Up” Camp. Coach Roach wishes he had the same respect for other NBA players who have not sought out Shot Perfect for the much needed help.

Paul Grant

Professional Basketball Player, Former University of Wisconsin Player
"As a freshman, I started 18 games for the Boston College Eagles, including 17 Big East contests. I shot 50 percent from the field and posted double figures in scoring three times. I totaled eight points and a career-high 11 rebounds in 29 minutes in an overtime victory at Syracuse.

As a sophomore, I started nine of 33 games, averaging 3.3 points and 2.2 rebounds. Twice I scored in double figures, scoring a season-high 14 points in a victory over Notre Dame and 11 points in a win over Chaminade in the Maui Invitational. I blocked three shots in a season-opening win over Hartford.

As a junior at Boston College, I started in seven of 25 games in which I played.

In 1995-96 I had to sit out as required by NCAA roles after transferring from Boston College to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In my senior year at Wisconsin, I led the Badgers in scoring (12.5 ppg), field goal percentage (.494) and blocked shots (1.2 bpg). My 34 blocks tied me for eighth-best in Wisconsin history. I scored 16 points in first round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Texas, the first NCAA Tournament appearance by a Dick Bennett Wisconsin team. I also hold the most free throws made in a game at Wisconsin (15 in a row). I was named honorable mention All-Big Ten in a poll by media and coaches and named to the GTE Academic All-District 5 team.

Following my senior year, I met Terry Roach, Senior Shot Analyst with Shot Perfect. Terry began coaching me by helping me prepare for the upcoming NBA Camps, just prior to the 1997 NBA Draft. He introduced me to a hook shot and jump hook. He also taught me where on the floor the highest percentage shots are taken and how to better play defense through manipulation of my offensive player.

Later that year, in 1997, I was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 20th pick in the NBA Draft. The following year I was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, playing in a total of six games.

Today, I remain in contact with Coach Roach as he continues to advise me and coach me as I look to return to the NBA in the near future. I consider Coach Roach to be the best teaching coach I've ever had."

Alex Compton

Professional Basketball Player in the Philippines, 1999 League MVP
"Mr. Basketball" Wisconsin - 1992
"When I was 14 years old and a freshman in high school, I had the pleasure of meeting and subsequently being coached by Terry Roach. When I was a freshman, he began teaching me how to shoot a basketball and continued to help me out with my shooting anytime I needed it or when I felt I was developing bad habits. By the time I was a senior, my shooting helped lead our team into the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (W.I.A.A.) State Championship Tournament and, eventually, to the 1993 Division 1 State Championship. Terry Roach helped me tremendously then and continues to do so today, and I am very grateful.

My shooting ability was my strongest asset and it landed me a full ride scholarship to St. Joseph's University, where my playing time came mainly against zones, so I could be a 'zone-buster'. I then transferred to Cornell University, led the Ivy League in foul shooting my junior and senior years, and led the league in three-point shooting my senior year.

Now playing professional ball in the Philippines, I led the league again in free throw shooting, three-point shooting, and recently won the Most Valuable Player Award.

Listen to what Coach Roach says. It sure helped me."

Hennssy Auriantal

Former University of Wisconsin Basketball Player
"My name is Hennssy Auriantal. I am a former basketball player at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Men's Basketball Team from 1995-1999. Following my senior year, I met Terry Roach. He re-taught me how to shoot, giving me the confidence I once had, helping me make the Canadian National Basketball Team the year after I graduated.

Greg Valaskey

Former Leading Scorer - Capital Conference
Head Basketball Coach - Sophomore Team, Madison West High School
"During my junior and senior years of high school, I spent numerous Saturdays working with Coach Roach on my shooting. The instruction took place on the free throw line while I was being filmed. My shot was broken down to every movement, starting with addressing the basket all the way to the follow-through. I had some flaws in my shot that I did not know were there until I was able to see them on film. Coach Roach preached good form and he would not let you get away with anything less than perfect. Not only did he preach good form, he teaches you to understand the muscles used while shooting and how fatigue will affect your shot. Once you learn all of the details of shooting a basketball, you are able to understand what you did wrong if you missed. You know exactly what you need to correct.

Working with Terry helped me win the Capital Conference scoring title both my junior and senior years, as well as All-Conference honors both years. My senior year, I was selected to the All-Area Team.

I am now coaching high school basketball and when it comes to shooting, I always refer to how Terry taught me when I was in high school."

Players | Coaches

Matt Berger

Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Solon Springs High School, Wisconsin
"Dear Terry and Shot Perfect staff:

Hi Terry and staff! This is Matt Berger from Solon Springs writing. Not only do I want to thank you once again for the shooting expertise imparted to our athletes, but I want to give you the concrete evidence of the difference you helped to create.

As you recall, our team shot a dismal 50.2% from the line last year. This season, while enforcing Shot Perfect techniques, it was not uncommon to shoot 80% as a team in practice. Our team eventually improved 12.1 percentage points from last year and finished 2nd in the conference in this category.

However,the amazing statistic was revealed in our stretch run of our last 7 games. It seemed like free throw line success kicked in for everyone simultaneously. We finished 57-70 for a fantastic 81.4%! The vastly improved FT shooting helped us win a couple of close games and nearly knock off the conference champs. With your help, Solon Springs won 10 games for the first time in many years and a playoff game for the first time in 6 years...and we STILL get all of our best players back (7 of top 8). I wonder how much more we can improve yet.

Individual improvement averaged around 10% from the year before in games (with our big man Kenny Smith, who shot by far the most FT's, jumping 16%) and about 15% in practice. Of course, "Rollback" is still a popular term and game.

Thanks again, maybe we'll see you down the road, and I wish your company further success!"

Aaron Olson

Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, Lomira High School, Wisconsin
"The science, physics and mental part of shooting were great."

"The drills to correct shooting abnormalities were fantastic."

"I loved talking with the coaches about basketball strategies in general. The coaches were very valuable. I think you guys were very knowledgeable and I appreciate all you've done."

Jeff Johnson

Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, River Valley High School, Spring Green, Wisconsin
"As a coach, I am always interested in something that will allow my program to improve. That's why I took advantage of the Shot Perfect Shooting Camp. Terry Roach has proven his expertise and knowledge on the subject of correct shooting technique. His ideas helped to reinforce previously learned concepts, as well as to stimulate new thinking. Having players observe their shooting form on a split-screen from four different angles made the camp session a true learning experience. Our team free throw percentage has already increased from last season. Thanks, Terry!"

Jeff Wilcox

Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, DeForest High School, Wisconsin
"After years of playing and, later, coaching against Coach Roach, I ended up coaching with him for a couple of years at a summer basketball camp. I found him to be a specialist when it came to knowing and teaching shooting.

During the summer of 1996, I asked him to take members of my DeForest varsity team and coach them in a summer basketball league to specifically work on their free throw form and shooting. In all but one game during that summer, they finished in front of every team when it came to free throw shooting percentage, while remaining very competitive in every game. Unfortunately, not every member of my team was able to play during that summer, which did eventually hurt our overall performance the following season. But it was enough to help us increase our overall shooting percentage by 14 points. Having our kids have the right attitude during that summer helped make this experience a success.

Currently, we are ranked fourth in the state polls and are tied for first place in our conference. I would recommend that anyone learn and adopt his Shot Perfect Shooting Technique. Coach Roach can help the worst player on your team become an offensive threat."

Bob Cerniglia

Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Beloit Memorial High School, Wisconsin
"The Shot Perfect Mini-Camp was very helpful to our individual players and our entire program. Terry Roach's ability to relate to the players, the scientific approach taken, and the utilization of video combined for good results."