A former NBA coach and local entrepreneur has begun work on a multiuse sports facility in North Charleston.
Wesley Horne’s The Block, Dynamic Sports Team’s 20,000-square-foot facility, will be located at 2045 Meeting Street Road, according to a news release. The Block will be the first sports facility of its kind in the Southeast focused on youth travel sports teams, private coaching and more, the release stated.
The Block, which will serve as Dynamic Sports Team’s new home base, will house two basketball courts, two volleyball courts, four pickle ball courts and a private coaches' lounge, the release stated. Other amenities will include a men’s and women’s locker room, coaches’ lounge, a scouting deck, strength and conditioning room, physical therapy and a yoga room.
“As someone who has worked in the world of basketball for more than 20 years on every level ranging from middle school to the best in the NBA, I know how to coach, train, mentor and improve both the individual and the team performance.” Horne said in the release. “There are many who claim to offer top tier travel competitions and leagues for youth sports programs, but The Block will quickly prove itself to be the premier regional headquarters that we’ve been missing — of that I am certain.”
Horne and The Block, which represents a $6.4 million investment, will begin hosting basketball and volleyball invitational tournaments for travel teams from Charleston to Indiana in spring 2024, the release stated. Private coaching by Horne and his staff at Dynamic Sports will be available year-round. Vendor space will be available at The Block for affiliated partners such as physical therapists, sports massage therapists, acupuncture, food trucks and more. The Block will also have exclusive sponsorship rights available to professional athletes and appropriate companies, according to the release.
The architect on the projct is SEED Architecture and the developer is Quattlebaum Development Co. Bliss Designs Interiors is handling design.
With Charleston consistently serving as the top travel destination, Horne and his staff at The Block are excited to offer something new for those coming to town. They will focus on giving players the mentorship, expert coaching, and legitimate competition they need to guide them to the next level as players or in their professional career, the release stated.
Originally from the small town of Panola, Ala., Horne served served stints as an NCAA, NJCAA, and high school coach, according to the release. In 2007 he was hired by the Philadelphia 76ers as a statistical analyst. While there, Wesley worked under the guidance of legendary NBA Hall of Famer Harvey Pollack, who coined the phrase “triple double,” the release stated
After two years with the 76ers, Horne was recruited to California for work as a player development coach for the LA Lakers and Clippers affiliate Bakersfield Jam, working among NBA icons such as Kobe Bryant, Danny Green and Jeremy Lin, according to the release. While in Los Angeles, Horne also worked as a shooting instructor and personal trainer.
Over the past 11 years, Dynamic Sports has grown from one client in a middle school gym to more than 1,500 clients and a staff of six coaches, according to the release.