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Dee Pickard

Basketball Trainer

Dee Pickard

Dee is from Oxnard, CA, and a graduate of Hueneme HS, where he averaged 27pts during his senior year and lead Ventura County in scoring. He was named 1st Team All Ventura County and 1st Team Pacific View League. He attended Ventura College, where he started in all game appearances as team captain and received All Conference awards and Team MV, then went on to play at California State University at Northridge from 2009-2011. Dee was a combo guard with a high basketball IQ that transitioned him into a great facilitator on offense and impacted the game with his scoring, rebounding, and creating opportunities for others.

Dee’s coaching experience includes JV basketball at Saint Bonaventure and 3 years of personal skills and fundamental training. He has been coaching clinics and camps along with personal training at Sports Academy since Spring 2018.

AJ Moye Master Coach of Basketball

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.

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Dee Pickard Basketball Trainer

Dee’s coaching experience includes JV basketball at Saint Bonaventure and 3 years of personal skills and fundamental training. He has been coaching clinics and camps along with personal training at Sports Academy since Spring 2018.

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Hannah Ascencio Basketball Trainer

In her work at Sports Academy, Hannah facilitates and coaches in multiple services within the basketball department, including but not limited to: youth camps, clinics, individual lessons and group trainings.

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George Quintero Director of Basketball

George Quintero is considered one of the most influential people in youth basketball. With a simple but intense practical approach to the game, he coaches and counsels every one of his players to be exceptional “athletes.” George has coached elite-level youth and high-school club/AAU basketball across Southern California for 35+ years. His distinguished career has produced hundreds of NCAA Division I athletes and professional players across the globe.

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Gerald Boston Basketball Coach

Gerald is new to the Sports Academy coaching staff and is a North Carolina native. He has played basketball at the high school, collegiate, and professional level (overseas). He attended Barton College in Wilson, NC where he was the starting point guard for four years. Gerald experience tons of success during his tenure at Barton: Freshmen of Year, All Conference (4x), Conference Player of the Year, and much more. He was also named D2 All American and currently holds his schools all-time scoring record with 1984 total points.

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