Shoot 360, a basketball training technology startup, has raised a $2.25 million Series B funding round with investment from Trae Young, Sue Bird, and other NBA and WNBA players. The company plans to open 15 new Shoot 360 facilities by the end 2021, bringing its total number of U.S. locations to 27.
Shoot 360 provides shot-tracking feedback on each shot and an interactive screen that presents targets for users to complete passing and ball-handling drills. The Golden State Warriors’ youth basketball academy installed Shoot 360 last fall.
Other NBA and WNBA players to invest in Shoot 360 include Jamal Crawford, Thad Young, Zaza Pachulia, Maurice Harkless, Rodney Stuckey, Steve Blake, Breanna Stewart, Brittney Griner, Kelsey Plum, and Sylvia Fowles. Detroit Pistons assistant coach Tim Grgurich has also joined Shoot 360 as an investor. The company’s total funding is now $6.75 million.
“The [Shoot 360] technology was so far advanced. For example, you could go to one of the shooting cages and do a workout and they’ll tell you like, ‘Crossover, step back, hesitation pull-up.’ You do it and they draw it for you exactly,” Crawford, a 20-year NBA veteran, told SportTechie in July.
Cities set to gain Shoot 360 training locations this year include Pittsburgh, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Jose, Fargo, N.D., and Orange County, Calif.