Pacers Star Going Digital With LA Startup

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Turner says his ultimate goal is to help teach a new generation of players the game of basketball. Turner says his ultimate goal is to help teach a new generation of players the game of basketball.

An Indiana Pacers star is taking his on-the-court skills to a new digital training platform. Myles Turner is partnering with Los Angeles-based Star Vizn to offer a 12-week training program being released today. The platform aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs, athletes and entertainers learn their craft. Turner filmed his course in October in Indianapolis. He joins other big names including former Shark Tank star Kevin Harrington and National Football League Hall of Famer Jerry Rice in working with the app.

Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman spoke with Turner as he worked with a Los Angeles film crew at a northeast side Indianapolis gym. In October, company co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Adam Joosten and his production crew flew to Indianapolis and filmed the Pacers’ star center on the basketball court doing everything from ball-handling drills to wind sprints. The workouts will be featured on Star Vizn as part of the “Myles Turner Basketball Program,” a 12-week training course that Turner personally designed based on his own NBA routine.

Because Turner played his college basektball at the University of Texas, he says he is no stranger to living in a community with a budding tech scene.

"Austin is really a tech-savvy town as well," says Turner. "To transition from Austin back to Indy was an easy one at that. It's just kind of cool. The way the world's going, we're transitioning to a more tech-savvy world. To be involved with something like this, it's a good little startup for me."

Turner says his ultimate goal with Star Vizn is to help teach a new generation of players the game of basketball and hopefully open the door to some of the opportunities the game has given him.

"Basketball has taken me all over the world. It has taken me to places that I would have never even imagined and I want kids to be able to say that same thing," said Turner. "I want to be able to play against someone in the league one day that says 'hey, you taught me on Star Vizn.' I would get a real kick out of that."

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