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3 of the leading sophomores in Eastern Mass. looking to impact the high school scene this year attend RISING STAR Thanksgiving clinic. Connor Noel (Waltham), Dawson English (Winchester), and Mike Ficociello (Winchester)


SUCCESS: The predictable result of hard work, patience, sacrifice, & learning put into everyday practice.



FAILURE: A temporary state where the most valuable lessons are learned.



EXECUTE: Put in the work and let your results do the talking. 





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.


Andrew Ferguson

Division II Coach of the Year!

Sharon High School

Coaches at Summer camps and Fall clinics.

Paul Liner


Rich Gifford


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

Jaylen Coleman (Charlestown)


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 and very fun. Impactful in my development and a major reason I was able to play so successfully in high school and college..  If you really want to get better go to RISING STAR."

Congratulations to Andrea Razi-Thomas on her appointment as Head Varsity Girls Coach at Melrose.


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.
  • 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, Paul Connolly, 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.