We are pleased to announce our coaching staff for this years camp taking place from 22-25 August in London.
Blair Academy Head Coach Joe Mantegna (pictured above) will make his fifth consecutive year at the Top 50 camp with his current Assistant Jon DeJesus joining us from the USA.
Last years Joe White Award Winner Mark Jarram returns off a hot season being crowned NBL Division 1 League Champions with Loughborough Student Riders as well as his Assistant Coach role with Great Britain U18’s this summer.
We welcome new addition Creon Raftopoulos from BBL side Surrey Scorchers who helped lead the team to their best season in franchise history with a 5th Place League finish.
Also joining us back again since the 2016 camp is Neal Hopkins who comes off a very successful 2017/18 season with Myerscough College gaining promotion to NBL D2 after finishing as Division 3 League, National Shield and Playoff Champions as well as reaching the EABL Playoff Finals.
David Lavinier will join the camp for his first year who is widely renowned for his incredible work as the Head Coach at Eastside Eagles and since now moved to Barking Abbey with the NBL D3 Team.
You can see the full list of coaching staff below.
Joe MANTEGNA, Blair Academy (USA)
Jon DeJESUS, Blair Academy (USA)
Mark JARRAM, Loughborough Riders (NBL)
Creon RAFTOPOULOS, Surrey Scorchers (BBL)
Neal HOPKINS, Myerscough College (NBL)
David LAVINIER, Barking Abbey (NBL)
Billy BEDDOW, Kent Crusaders (NBL)
Liam JEFFERSON, Loughbrough Riders (NBL)
Lewis GABRIELE, Deng Academy (UK)
Isaac OMIRIN, Richmond Knights (NBL)
Dzaflo LARKAI, Basketball Without Borders (Africa)
Albert ZIWA, Basketball A-Z (UK)
Ronnie BAKER, Deng Academy (UK)
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