A mentor provides lifestyle support and advice. The mentor is not an agent or a coach: he/she will look after the player’s best interests and personal development only. He/she will help players to manage their commitments (e.g. sport, studies and/or work) and encourage them to develop as a confident and organised individual.
He/she is usually a retired basketball player that achieved the highest level. He/she understands the complexity of a professional basketball career and can guide players to achieve success. The mentor works with players to consider schedules, demands and to identify potential challenges and how these may be resolved. A dual career can be stressful; your mentor can work with you to help sporting and non-sporting commitments work together rather than against each other.