Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will tour the facilities of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and Duke University as part of a week-long study tour of the US that was organised with the Warriors, club boss Cameron George says.
The 26-year-old documented his day training at the famed IMG academy in Florida on Tuesday, where the sheer size of one high school athlete shocked the Warriors captain.
Warriors CEO George says he was exploring new techniques with “international trainers” at the IMG Academy, but “it’s not all about strength and conditioning”.
Tuivasa-Sheck will also attend a leadership course at Duke University, one of the college basketball’s perennial powerhouses.
The program is run by former Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski and was where last year’s No.1 NBA draft pick Zion Williamson spent his year of college.
“Roger and the club have worked out a bit of a plan for a week,” George says.
Tuivasa-Sheck’s trip comes after George and new owner Mark Robinson went on a fact-finding mission to the US last year.
Their trip included a visit to the Nets, where Tuivasa-Sheck will also visit.
The NBA club has a Kiwi connection, with general manager Sean Marks having masterminded a return to competitiveness for the organisation since taking over in 2016.
George said the former Tall Black “ran a fantastic organisation".
The Nets also possess one of the most highly regarded sports science programs in the NBA, which was reportedly crucial in getting Kevin Durant to sign with the team last summer.
George said Tuivasa-Sheck’s trip would benefit both player and club.
“It’s always good to get an insight into these organisations, even if you take one thing to improve as a person or an organisation, it’s worth it,” George said.