On top of rehabbing his surgically repaired knee twice a day, NBA all-star David West puts just as much effort into teaching the kids on the 21 teams in his AAU program. In addition to basketball skills, West teaches the kids life lessons.

"I'm giving these kids information I believe is unique. Where I got it at 25, I'm giving it to them at 12 and 13. It can benefit them," explained West.

USA Today has the full story on West's impact and involvement, and you can read it here.