NBA legend Robert Horry dropped into Hounslow on Tuesday to hold a coaching clinic and skills session with Lampton School's young basketball stars.
The session will also filmed by and shown on Sky Sports News, the second time this year the Lampton youngsters have appeared on the channel.
Horry played in the NBA for 16 seasons and is one of only two players to have won the championship with three different teams – the Houston Rockets, Los Anegeles Lakers and San Diego Spurs – winning seven titles in all.
Horry also eclipsed Michael Jordan's record for three-pointers in the NBA Finals, and was the first player to accumulate 100 steals, 100 blocks and 100 three-pointers in one season.
He also played for the Phoenix Suns, and has worked as a sports commentator since retiring from the game five years ago.
Horry gave a speech on perseverance and resilience at Lampton, who have their own basketball academy, before assisting former NBA coach Neil Meyer in the coaching session.
The visit was made possible by Lampton basketball coach Alan Keane, who also helps coach the England national side.
He said: “It was a massive motivational tool for our lads, not just in their basketball but in their classrooms and in every day life. Robert always relates his ball skills back to his life skills, which is what we try to do with the boys in our teams.”