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Ricky Price

Celebrity Leadership Motivational Keynote Speaker, Former Duke Basketball and NBA Player, Author, Founder and President of Game Ready Skills and Development Basketball Training

Fee Range: $10,000-$12,500
Charlotte, North Carolina

Leadership, Teamwork, Success

★ Dynamic ★ Engaging ★ Passionate ★ Hard Working sums up Basketball Elite Athlete, Ricky Price as a Keynote Speaker! 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, "Ricky Price is without question one of the greatest high school basketball players to ever come out of the Los Angeles area," shares Not In My House (A Basketball Podcast) He is a former Duke University Basketball Star, and decade long NBA player, and is now a Keynote Speaker, Author, and Business Owner. Like many other elite athletes, Ricky poured much of his life into his sport, and impacts others with his positive messages of determination and ethics of hard work. 

Ricky brings a message to your event on success and leadership and how teamwork on the basketball court is highly similar to teamwork in the many corporations he has spoken to. He passionately delivers a direct and powerful message through his experiences about how to Visualize ★ Prepare ★ Sustain Success in the Game of Life! 

In 2011 Ricky founded Game Ready Skills and Development LLC and quickly became one of the most sought-after basketball trainers in North Carolina. At Game Ready, he helps aspiring athletes reach their full potential through basketball instruction and training that emphasizes fundamentals and discipline. 

“Ricky understands the game well and he is still young enough that he can demonstrate it. He can have great empathy with a youngster trying to get better and he loves kids. He gets along well with people and is a team player.” 
~Coach "K", Mike Krzyzewski, Men’s Basketball Coach at Duke University and Team USA

His Most Requested Keynotes include:

  • 5 Pillars to Success
  • Basketball to Business
  • Developing Leadership
  • Inspiring a Team
  • Motivating a Team   

“We recently hosted Ricky on the campus of Gardner-Webb University to share his Five Pillars to Success.  He masterfully motivated our students to envision how they could apply the pillars to every aspect of their lives, - spiritually, academically, athletically.  Ricky related so well to our students as he challenged and inspired them to live life “Game Ready.”
~Tracy Jessup, Vice President at Gardner-Webb University

Ricky's Clients include: Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Johnson and Wales University, Gaston Country Club, Carmel Country Club, Gardner- Webb University,  EY Internship Program, Duke University, Faculty of Isenberg Elementary School, and many more. 

Ricky Price Career Highlights include:

  • USA Today/AP/Parade All American- 1993
  • McDonald's Slam Dunk Champion- 1993
  • All ACC Player at Duke University-1994-1998
  • Gold Medalist in the 1994 Junior Olympics in Argentina 
  • Won the Duke Team Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1996
  • 1 of only 75 Duke Players to score 1000 points- 1998
  • Named as one of The 100 Greatest Duke Basketball Players Under Coach K 
  • Played Pro Basketball in Europe, Latin America, and Asia- 1998-2006
  • NBA Player at Miami Heat, Detriot Pistons, Orlando Magic, Charlotte Bobcats- 1998-2006
  • Lead Consultant for Duke Corporate Education
  • Correspondent with Raycom Sports for ACC
  • WCCB (Charlotte) Sunday Night Sports Show
  • Currently Weekly Contributor with 730 The Game ESPN Radio-Charlotte

Ricky's first book, "Celebrate Your Wins" will be released in the fall of 2022, and many are waiting to get their pre-orders in! Ricky has come full circle as a star athlete, university and pro basketball success, business owner and star trainer of our future athletes, well-known celebrity speaker sharing his pillars of success, and author sharing the story for you to read and see in photos! 

Looking for a Celebrity Athlete for your Corporate, University, Fundraiser, or Basketball Camp Events? He can even customize a special basketball team training session for your executives, and or teams. Ricky Price can deliver just as he did as a Guard/Forward in his Basketball Career! His 5 Pillars of Success and from Basketball to Success experiences has earned him many raves from event planners and audiences, just as he did from his basketball fans! To book Ricky Price for your Next Event, click below at Book This Speaker, or call us now at 888-766-3155. 
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