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George Quintero

Director of Basketball

George Quintero

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.

George began his coaching career in 1985 at Santa Monica High School, where he dedicated six seasons as a boys coach for the power house program. In 1987, the program captured the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship. In 2002, George lead Los Angeles Marlborough School to its first CIF championships in school history.

In 1993, Quintero founded Westside Basketball Club (WBC) in Santa Monica, which for 20+ years was one of the most well respected youth basketball programs in California. In 2003, he established California Finest and the team became a powerhouse on the national scene, producing four McDonalds All Americans. In total, George has personally trained and developed over 16 McDonald All-Americans.

In 2006, George was named coach of a Nike-sponsored club basketball programs and he currently is one of the directors for the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL).

His detailed player development approach to coaching and guiding athletes has become the cornerstone of success and national reputation. He has built a brand that is unparalleled on the Club/AAU scene and developed great players, in which college coaches across the United States look to his players.

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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