MEET THE TRAINER
Anthony “AJ” Slaughter, international basketball star and Shelby County High School (SCHS) graduate, has created quite the name for himself on and off the court. In 2006, AJ was named “Gatorade Player of the Year”, thus solidifying his strong athletic presence among the well-respected basketball community of Kentucky and beyond. As the 2nd leading scorer in SCHS history, he then embarked on his collegiate career at the highly esteemed Western Kentucky University (WKU) where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and helped his team become two-time Sun Belt Conference Champions and NCAA Sweet 16 contenders.
Upon graduation, AJ played in the NBA Summer League with the Detroit Pistons (2010) and the Orlando Magic (2013). His impressive career includes ten seasons among teams in Italy, Belgium, France, Greece, Turkey and Spain, including his 2014 signing with the historic club, Panathinaikos, where he led the team in scoring in his first Euroleague season. Impressively, AJ helped lead the Polish National Team to an 8th place finish in the 2019 World Games in China, thus using his dual citizenship to advance his on-court endeavors.
AJ takes great pride in using his basketball platform and achievements to advance the Swish 2 Success mission and create a productive, rewarding environment for the program’s participants.