Letters of Endorsement
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.
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
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
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."
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."
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.
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."
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!"
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."
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!"
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."
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."