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Herbalife Press Release

June 26, 2023

10:00 AM




​​​​​​​​​10 Herbalife Impact Basketball Center-Trained 2023 NBA Draft Prospects Join NBA Teams​​​​​​​​

Herbalife Fuels NBA Players Blake Wesley and Ziaire Williams – both former First-Round Picks – and 2023 Draftees

LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2023 – Herbalife, the exclusive nutrition partner of IMPACT Basketball, congratulates the 10 IMPACT athletes now associated with NBA teams after being selected in the 2023 NBA Draft or signing with teams following the Draft.  

Herbalife and IMPACT fueled the pre-Draft training for each of the 10 athletes, including second-round draft picks Maxwell Lewis from Pepperdine (Denver Nuggets) and Seth Lundy from Penn State (Atlanta Hawks). 
"Every year we work with the most talented basketball stars who are looking to shine during pre-Draft evaluations, hone their skills, and become an NBA player," said Joe Abunassar, renowned trainer, founder of IMPACT Basketball and president of Herbalife IMPACT Basketball Center in Las Vegas. "We've created a winning program that teaches these athletes what to expect and provides the training and nutrition to achieve maximum performance." 

In addition to Lewis and Lundy, the following players who trained at the IMPACT Basketball Center are now associated with NBA clubs with a free agent rookie contract and/or NBA Summer League invite:

  1. Charles Bediako – Alabama (San Antonio Spurs) 
  2. Antoine Davis – Detroit (Portland Trail Blazers) 
  3. Andrew Funk - Penn St (Denver Nuggets) 
  4. Taylor Funk - Utah State (Miami Heat)
  5.  Dane Goodwin - Notre Dame (Sacramento Kings) 
  6. Nate Laszewski - Notre Dame (Indiana Pacers)
  7.  Justyn Mutts - Virginia Tech (Sacramento Kings)
  8. Miles Norris - UC Santa Barbara (Atlanta Hawks)

IMPACT Basketball’s training facility is recognized for its exceptional roster of NBA players and prospects, including Herbalife-sponsored athletes Blake Wesley of the San Antonio Spurs and Ziaire Williams of the Memphis Grizzlies – both former first-round NBA Draft picks. 

The Herbalife IMPACT Basketball Center focuses on the four pillars of basketball, including skill development, strength and conditioning, nutrition, and mental training. It includes a dynamic warm-up, skills and combined stations, and competitive drills. The athletes are tested on the court and undergo an educational program focused on nutrition and mental preparation.  
"While training at IMPACT Basketball, I spent the majority of my day training, and there I learned the importance of properly fueling my body to handle the rigors of the game," said Blake Wesley, shooting guard for the San Antonio Spurs and first-round NBA Draft pick in 2022. "During my pre-Draft training, I was introduced to the Herbalife24® product line, and I stay hydrated with CR7 Drive*** before and between workout sessions and Rebuild Strength*** after workouts to help with muscle recovery," added Wesley.

Ziaire Williams, the 10th overall pick in 2021 from Stanford, has participated in the program for the past two years, and his go-to, Herbalife24 Rebuild Strength Strawberry Shortcake, is designed to help athletes recover, repair, and support the growth of muscles immediately after a workout. 

The Herbalife IMPACT Basketball Centers are affiliated with ProActive Sports in Santa Ana, California. Herbalife has worked with elite athletes for over four years, optimizing their performance through personalized nutrition as they train for the NBA Draft. 

More than 200 players, from professionals to collegiate stars to high school players and teams worldwide, have trained at the facility. In addition to developing skills on the court, athletes also learn about the importance of nutrition. 

Herbalife proudly sponsors more than 190 sporting events, teams, and athletes worldwide, exemplifying the Company's commitment to a healthy, active life supported by good nutrition. To learn more about Herbalife-sponsored athletes, visit Herbalife.com. To receive the latest company updates from Herbalife follow @HerbalifeUSA.

*Herbalife is not affiliated with the NBA or any of the above-mentioned college or professional basketball teams. 
** NSF and Certified for Sport are registered trademarks of NSF International. 
*** This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

​​About Herbalife Ltd. 

​Herbalife is a premier health and wellness company and community that has been changing people's lives with great nutrition products and a business opportunity for its independent distributors since 1980. The Company offers science-backed products to consumers in more than 90 markets through entrepreneurial distributors who provide one-on-one coaching and a supportive community that inspires their customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle to live their best lives. 

​For more information, please visit IAmHerbalifeNutrition.com.  

About the LA Galaxy 

The LA Galaxy are Major League Soccer's most successful club. Based in Carson, Calif. at Dignity Health Sports Park, the Galaxy have won the MLS Cup a record five times (2002, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014), the MLS Supporters' Shield four times (1998, 2002, 2010, 2011) and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup twice (2001, 2005), and one Concacaf Champions Cup (2000) since their inception in 1996. Led by LA Galaxy Head Coach Greg Vanney, the Galaxy are the premier club in MLS, with stars like Landon Donovan, David Beckham, Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard, Riqui Puig, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Javier Hernandez and Cobi Jones representing LA over the team's 27 years in MLS. For more information on the LA Galaxy, visit www.lagalaxy.com.

About the U.S. Soccer Foundation 

The U.S. Soccer Foundation’s programs are the national model for sports-based youth development in underserved communities. Since its founding in 1994, the Foundation has established programs proven to help children embrace an active and healthy lifestyle while nurturing their personal growth beyond sports. Its cost-effective, high-impact initiatives offer safe environments where kids and communities thrive. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Soccer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information visit http://www.ussoccerfoundation.org or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. 

Vicky Mercado, LA Galaxy

Anna Garcia, Herbalife 

Jennifer Arnold, U.S. Soccer Foundation