A.J., an Atlanta native, has enjoyed much success as a basketball player from high school through his pro career. As a teen player, he helped his teams win two AAU National Championships, a state championship in ‘99 at Westlake High School, and was voted ‘Player of the Year’ during both his junior and senior years. As a college player, A.J. signed with Indiana University, as a member of Bobby Knight’s final recruiting class, and was a pivotal member of the 2002 Big Ten Championship, and the NCAA Championship Runner-UP. Additionally, A.J. was an All-Big Ten player throughout his college career. Following college, A.J played professional basketball in the USA and overseas for seven seasons where he won a host of championships and accolades.
Since 2011, A.J. has focused his passion for basketball on coaching. His knowledge of the game and attention to discipline are his calling card. “Effort, Focus, and Perseverance” are all focal points in his training program. In his role as coach, he has helped athletes as young as 5 years old, all the way up to professional basketball players develop their skills and competitive edge. As a high school coach, he led Oaks Christian High School to a CIF State Championship. Additionally, while at Impact Basketball and Rivals Sports Group, he helped NBA All-Stars and many up and coming players of the next generation develop cutting edge skills giving them the foundation for the next phase of their career.