Growing up in a basketball family from Chicago, Bright has spent a large portion of his life in gyms across the country. Even thought (Hockey was his Favorite Sport)


After moving from Chicago to Minnesota in 1997 Bright began playing basketball in the 5th grade mom said hockey cost to much so his career as an basketball player began with the Mpls Hustlers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 5 years with the program they won over 100 games  3 championships before making an appearance in the AAU National Tournaments in Florida,Tenneessee and Virginia.


Bright then moved over to high school Minneapolis North High School, a member of the Minnesota All Conference, All State team arguably the best income freshman in the conference in 2008 During his time at North the program made the biggest comeback in Twin Cites history knock it off number two team in that state Wayzata before advancing to the conference semi-finals and losing to Copper High. 


After three seasons at North Bright decided to leave his hometown school and attend Saint Bernards Catholic high school in Saint Paul. One of the top AA schools in state In his lone season at St Bernards the program won 29 games made to it state and took third place one of the best seasons in program history. Bright made All Metro Team,All State Team and was a nominee for the McDonald's All American game


In the Summer of 2008, Bright accepted a scholarship at Division I

(JUCO) Western Nebraska College in ScottsBluff after one year their brights mother got sick with COPD so he decided to move close to home Minnesota State Tech Fergus Falls  During his time at M-STATE the Spartan's made it to their first State championship in over 10 years and went on to win over 25 games best in the past two season.


John Bright


My name is John Bright and I was born in Chicago and raised in Minneapolis, MN, and currently live in Fargo, ND with my lovely with Laura and our two great kids. My whole life has been about basketball since the 3rd grade I've played this game for 20+ years, and I love the it . My passion continues to be closely connected to basketball, but is now centered around helping kids reach their full potential. I'm excited to share my knowledge of basketball with your child in order to develop his or her skills to be the most complete player. Please feel free to message me with any inquiries related to Rise Up Basketball Training.


Questions‭? ‬Feel free to reach out to Rise Up Director John Bright‭.‬

Tel: 612-718-1693    Email:


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