HoopsAmerica Alumni


(2002; Luol Deng, Sue Altman, Coach Rich Leary, Beth Dickinson, Mani Messy)



 "I was very fortunate to train with Rich and other coaches at “Hoops” year round throughout my HS years. I was with good friends, with coaches who cared and knew the game at the highest level; working, challenging ourselves to be the best we could be at the game we loved. The hard work, the discipline, the understanding of how to play…it was great times.” 

Luol Deng–Blair Academy/NJ Demons/Duke/LA Lakers/Great Britain National Team/2007 NBA Citizen of the Year/2008 UN Refuge Agency Humanitarian of the Year.

  "‘Hoops’ is a family of friends, a home for developing your skills, appreciation for training, and love for basketball! Rich and other coaches have been true friends and mentors to me and many others I know. Tom, Rich and the other instructors love to coach, whether it’s with little kids or those pursuing a college or professional dream. They are great teachers and motivators. Sure, the training is disciplined and tough, but that’s ok, it’s with friends who share the load.”

Flo Larkai–NJ Demons/Bellarmine/ Spanish Professional League/ Great Britain National Team.