Basketball Invention: History of the Ballin' Pin
- Published: 28 August 2014
- William J Madden, who was a successful sports agent, basketball enthusiast and most importantly a loving father, invented the Ballin’ Pin in the mid 1990's as a tool that his 8 year old son (Kyle) could use to practice and improve his basketball shooting skills. With the help of several engineers and decades of personal basketball knowledge, William J. Madden invented the Pin as a Shooting Pin (or Shooter’s Pin) to enhance shooting precision and accuracy. The story of the Ballin’ Pin is definitely an unusual one. Let’s face it, who hires an engineer to make their kid’s jump shot better?
In this video you get to hear directly from Kyle Madden about his father and how the Ballin’ Pin represents his father’s fascination with learning, his love of education and his passion for basketball. Thanks to the passion and efforts of William J. Madden, young people around the world will be able to practice with the Ballin' Pin, become better free throw shooters and perfect the art of shooting above the rim.
Free Throws Win Games!