The Creator of The Original Profender, a training device currently used by College and Pro basketball teams to improve shooting, Introduces the New “ProHand”

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The creator of The Original Profender has developed the “ProHand,” an economical training device designed to help basketball players of all ages (grade school, high school, college, etc.) to become better shooters. A Kickstarter campaign has been started to help fund the development of the product, due to be on the market by June.

Kevin Durant shooting over The Original Profender

Kevin Durant shooting with The Original Profender

the best training tool available for coaches and players at simulating defensive pressure on shooters

In order to fund the development of the ProHand, The Original Profender creator, Tony Devine, has started a Kickstarter campaign with a goal to raise at least $8,000 to assist with development. The ProHand will be available for pre-order through the Kickstarter campaign before June. With the help of external funding, the product will be an economical and effective training tool for players of all ages seeking to master their shooting skills while the Profender realistically simulates pressure by a defender. The ProHand is an economical alternative to The Original Profender which is currently used by college basketball teams like University of North Carolina (UNC) and Duke to name a few.

“My goal is to help every kid who wants to play basketball. In order to do so, I had to reinvent the Profender in a smaller, affordable form, instead of making it big and mobile for coaches. I made it where it can be carried and used by anyone willing to utilize this device as a training tool for sports. It is cheaper, lighter and can be easily transported,” says Devine.

With the success of the Original Profender, Devine expects the ProHand to be the ideal choice for those seeking to master their offensive game.

“The goal is to make the players better game-time shooters. You’re forcing your athletes to shoot a real jump with real pressure,” says Devine.

To see The Original Profender in real-time, watch this promotional video:

The Original Profender was also shown on the TV show Shark Tank, where creator Tony Devine pitched the training tool to the panelists:

Hall of Fame basketball Coach Bobby Hurley says that The Original Profender is “the best training tool available for coaches and players at simulating defensive pressure on shooters.”

About The Original Profender
The Original Profender is the most dynamic basketball training device on the market today. It is a completely mobile device which simulates a real defender and shot blocker. NBA and collegiate basketball teams, like The Miami Heat and Syracuse University, get their shooting edge by using The Original Profender.

The Original Profender can be used to challenge any outside jump shot, used down low in the paint for the big men, or used for any drill where you want to add game-like pressure. Best of all, its so easy to use that it can be operated by a coach, trainer, dad, mom, or even grandparents.

"Remember: Stop Pretending, and Start Profending," exclaims Tony Devine.

For more information about The Original Profender, visit the website at

To learn more/contribute to the Kickstarter campaign, visit
For additional questions, please call 1-877-403-3363

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