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AJ ROBERTS IS A US COLLEGE BASKETBALL STAR & BBL TROPHY WINNER

Enfield Basketball Academy Head Coach AJ Roberts, joined the LSB Coaching team with a reputation as a highly-skilled offensive and defensive coach with a decorated playing career that spans across US high school, college and professionally in both America and Europe.

AJ was born in Fresno, California but played his college basketball at Union University (NCAA), where he averaged 14ppg and earned ‘All-Region’ honours as one of the best players across his division. Roberts transferred to Union from Niagra County (N.Y.) Community College where he played two seasons of standout basketball. He was named third team all-region as a freshman and first team all-region as a sophomore in JUCO. Roberts earned the Team MVP award both seasons. In junior college, he averaged 17 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three blocks per game.

Prior to college, Roberts played at Niagara Catholic (N.Y.) High School where he played basketball and football. He led his basketball team to the 2005 and 2007 MMCC Title, along with a Catholic State runner-up in 2007. In high school basketball, Roberts earned first team all-Catholic, defensive MVP, team MVP twice, and team captain three times. His football honours included a first team all-Catholic selection, team MVP, team captain and a first team all-state selection.  A true sportsman, in every sense of the word.

Professionally, Coach Roberts was a major player in the BBL Trophy Championship winning London City Royals team who played in British basketball’s premier league (BBL). He has also been ranked as the number #1 3X (3on3) player in Britain by FIBA and is well-known for his overall versatility and advanced ability on both ends of the floor.

Coach Roberts has also established a widely respected reputation on the summer basketball circuit, representing Midnight Madness Select Travel Teams in France and Germany, playing favourably against NBA and Euroleague talent at Quai54 while playing a key role in bringing the German GRC championship back to London.

Now fully-qualified as a certified coach and committed to passing on his basketball skills and how to navigate through the many different levels he has successfully played on, Coach Roberts brings his easy-going, yet success-driven, positive personality to EBA (Enfield Basketball Academy) and is committed to helping players of all abilities succeed.

I’m looking forward to working with each and every player who wants to get better and welcome the opportunity to work with them in bringing out the best of their potential both on and off the court” – AJ Roberts

FOR YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY FOR COACH ROBERTS & LEARN FROM ONE OF THE BEST AT ENFIELD BASKETBALL ACADEMY: SIGN UP FOR A TRIAL TODAY

 

TJ BURNETT WAS INSPIRED TO COACH BY KOBE BRYANT

 

Enfield Basketball Academy Assistant Coach, TJ Burnett is a graduate from the Academy, who earned All-ABL honours while captaining the team during his playing career at EBA.

As a standout player who displayed strong leadership qualities and embodied the values of hard-work, respect and team unity, alongside a deadly outside stroke, TJ was selected by the LSB as possessing all of the right characteristics found in excellent coaches, then supported through to transitioning into a career in coaching.

Utilising the opportunities provided at EBA, TJ is now a fully-qualified Level 2 coach who provides valuable coaching support at the Academy while also leading his own community club where he gets to work with young players in developing both skills and character on a weekly basis.

For his dedication and commitment to excellence, TJ was selected as the standout young coach from across the LSB network, to carry forward the London legacy of Kobe Bryant‘s inspirational ‘Mamba Mentality’ on behalf of the LSB, meeting the iconic LA Laker legend in 2017

The ‘Black Mamba’ personally challenged TJ to accept the responsibility of teaching the next generation the values of the ‘Mamba Mentality’ through the LSB coaching programs, prior to the legends sad passing in 2020.  A challenge TJ has been successfully delivering on ever since, through his Panthers community club and as a player development coach at EBA.

“TJ is positive, disciplined, hard-working and fully locked in on being the best coach he possibly can be.  His passion for passing on the game to the next generation makes him a perfect fit alongside AJ at Enfield as he has an inner drive and growing ability to get the best out of all of the players he coaches” – Nhamo Shire, LSB CEO.

As a player, TJ captained COHENEL Warriors to a ‘Sweet-16’ appearance in the ABL in 2018.  He followed up by leading the Warriors to an Elite 8 appearance in the ABL the following season, earning All-ABL honours in the process.

He also led the Warriors to back-to-back CBL Championships at the U18 level, leading his team in scoring average with 16ppg, while establishing himself as one of the best defensive players throughout the league.

A physically strong off-ball defender, TJ is also known for his shooting prowess, hitting 39% of his 3-point field goals in his final season in the ABL.  He also ranked in the top 10 for free-throw shooting percentage across the whole country.

A popular coach, particularly with the young players, TJ prides himself on preparing fun, but challenging drills, designed to build skills, knowledge and understanding of the game in developing players. This young ‘Leader Of The New School’ has an infectious and positive personality and is passionate about coaching the game and is well liked and respected by all of the players he coaches.

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Enfield Basketball Academy is managed and delivered by the London School of Basketball in partnership with the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London. The academy has been developed to provide an elite basketball training, competitions and player support program, alongside top-quality academic courses for aspiring 16-19 year olds in North London.

The London School of Basketball (LSB) is London's biggest and most exciting grassroots basketball development agency that focuses on growing the game from the grassroots upwards.  The LSB specialises in basketball coaching for players of all abilities, while also facilitating educational programs to develop new and improved coaches, stronger clubs and creating more opportunities to play all across the city.

London Basketball is the hub for all of the best grassroots hoops programs, events and competitions across the city.  Our network covers teaching the game (LEARN), playing the game (PLAY), developing the game (DEVELOP), and supporting players and coaches progress within the game (PROGRESS), at all levels.  If you're into basketball and in London, we've got you covered.  

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