Bryan Majors '10
Former Susquehanna University men’s basketball standout Bryan Majors ’10 is continuing to make his mark in the world of basketball several years after he took the court for the last time as a Crusader.
The unit director with the Boys and Girls Club and the founder of Major Prep Skills Academy has a high-profile client: his own former mentor, Harlem Globetrotters player Chris Franklin.
The two—who are both from Harrisburg, Pa.—have a basketball relationship that dates back many years.
“Chris has been my trainer and mentor since I was young,” says Majors. “We have a real relationship, a connection, that goes outside sports. We come through for each other.”
Now Majors is serving as Franklin’s trainer as the 40-year-old Globetrotter prepares for his grueling 250-game schedule. “He comes to me to stay in tune, to work through different things to implement into his game, to stay young and involved,” Majors says.
“You have to put in ‘major work for major results’,” he says, citing his company’s motto, which his based on lessons he learned from his father about being prepared for life’s opportunities and challenges. “Preparation is about going hard when no one is watching, not just for the season by the whole year. Some people say they want to do something in the future or ‘when I grow up,’ but they’re not working towards it. If you want to accomplish something, you need to be preparing for it every day.”
As a Crusader, Majors was one of the top point guards the program has produced, earning the starting point guard position as a freshman. Susquehanna advanced to the postseason all four years and Majors set a program record in career steals (251). He remains second all-time in assists with 487. He graduated from Susquehanna in 2010 with a degree in elementary education and earned a master’s in public administration from the Pennsylvania State University in 2012.
“I don’t tell people ‘major work, major results’ without doing it myself,” he says. “At 25, a proud graduate of Susquehanna, with a master’s degree and my own business, I’m reaping the results of all the hard work I’ve put in. Now I just want to continue to be successful and set an example, not just for youth, but for anyone trying to find their right path.”
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