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Let RISING STAR BASKETBALL help you become a better player!


2023 Summer Sessions

Waltham I - June 26-29

Waltham II - July 10-13

Melrose - July 17-20

Nashua - July 24-27

North Attleboro - Aug 7-Aug 10

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Looking to improve your game?  Not seeing the results you think you should?

Try RISING STAR!  Comprehensive camp with focus on teaching and development.

Your investment of time, money and sweat equity means so much! Let RISING STAR take you to the next level!


Divisions for grades 4-12

Varsity, JV, Middle and Younger Divisions 


  We congratulate the Players and coaches for this well earned recognition!

Our camps pride themselves on being the best teaching camp in New England. Having quality teachers of the game is important to our mission.

The results show when players lead their teams to success. All will tell you how their RISING STAR experience was important in their journey.


RISING STAR campers named:  Jaylen Coleman (Charlestown), Finn Brennan (Newburyport), Dontay Santiago (Cambridge), Brian Olson (Dover Sherborn), Steph B (Waltham) and Ian LaForest (Waltham)  

Early camp enrollment highest in years! 

Great to see! Most early signups in past 8 years. 


"The day to day workouts at RISING STAR are like no other. Coaches work you, kids all there to get better and it is real basketball. Impactful in my development and a major reason I was able to play so successfully in college. If you want to get better you have found your place." 

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Andrew Ferguson

Division II Coach of the Year!

Sharon High School

Coaches at Summer camps and Fall clinics.

Paul Liner

Rich Gifford

All Girls Division in Melrose, a huge success!

  • Led by former Princeton star Andrea Razi- Thomas. 
  • RISING STAR introduced an ALL Girls division at the Melrose week for girls in grades 3-9 divided into divisions.
  • Andrea has coached  Melrose travel teams /Middle School and Evolution AAU.


  • RISING STAR.Her passion for teaching and player improvement attracted her to coaching and 
  • Her impressive background includes being a 4 year starter at Princeton where she holds the career assist record for both the women's and men's programs. 


Legendary Newton North Coach to join staff in Waltham and Melrose weeks.

Former college assistant and champion Wakefield Coach Colin Halpin!

  • Directed by former college coach supported with experienced staff
  • Focused teaching camp
  • Dedicated time daily focused on ball handling and shooting - dramatic improvement regularly seen
  • Teaching stations with game like drills to build offensive and defensive fundamentals
  • Each day 1 on 1, 2 on 2 and team 3 on 3
  • 2 full court games per day
  • Fast paced fun learning the game

See exciting RISING STAR BASKETBALL in action!!!

Endorsements From Our Camps:

"Coach O’Brien and the Rising Star staff have a tremendous ability to not only teach the fundamental aspects of the game but also convey both a perspective and appreciation to the campers about the diligent work and practice required to find success on the court. Beyond the noticeable skill improvement over a 4 day period, Rising Star’s most notable strength is introducing and embedding a love and passion for basketball in the majority of young athletes that attend. " 

-Sean Spellman, Head Coach at The Roxbury Latin School.

"I have had the pleasure of working at Rising Star Camp and I can tell you that there is no better place for a player to improve their skills in a short amount of time than this camp.  Coach O'Brien is a dedicated coach and his passion for improving players skill sets is apparent right from the start.  In my twenty four years of coaching high school basketball I have worked many camps across the country and Rising Star is clearly one of the best.  I recommend Rising Star highly and I guarantee any player that they will be a better player and person after attending a session."

- Rob Sarmiento, Head Boys Basketball Coach, Arlington Catholic High School

"The RISING STAR Basketball School is a terrific opportunity for players to learn from the staff that is dedicated to teaching the fundamentals and learning the game in a competitive atmosphere"

-Paul Connolly, Head Coach at Newton North

RISING STAR Basketball School

The RISING STAR BASKETBALL SCHOOL is committed to providing the finest teaching and learning environment possible for youngsters to learn about the game of basketball. RISING STAR will make every effort to improve the individual skill level of each player and provide high-quality instruction. We will strive to create a positive atmosphere that teaches the values of learning, competition, and personal growth. RISING STAR will fully appreciate all campers in their development as basketball players and people.