Alumni Coaches

Rich Williams – Manhattan College

Rich Williams – Manhattan College

Coach Rich Williams grew up in Brooklyn and attended Transit Tech, where he was a three-sport star for the Express. Rich was widely regarded as one of the top guards in New York City, earning a spot in the Jordan Brand Regional Game, before going off to prep at Vermont Academy. He committed to Manhattan [...]
Moh Hydara – SG – Buffalo State

Moh Hydara – SG – Buffalo State

Coach Moh Hydara grew up in the Bronx, NY and attended Lehman High School. He graduated from Jamestown Community College and Buffalo State College where he played collegiately at Jamestown Community College. Coach Moh is currently pursuing his Master degree in Sports Management at Adelphi University and is a basketball coach at Success Academy.
Rauly Leino – PG – Niagara Univ.

Rauly Leino – PG – Niagara Univ.

Coach Rauly Leino grew up in the Bronx, NY and led his high school in scoring and assists as a Senior. At 6'2 Coach Rauly overcame the odds and became a Division 1 basketball player at Niagara University. Since then Coach Rauly has been a fixture on the New York City coaching scene working with [...]
Andre Howard – PF – St. Joseph’s

Andre Howard – PF – St. Joseph’s

Coach Andre Howard grew up in Philadelphia and starred at Overbrook High School on the city's west side. He began his college career at Pitt then transferred after two years to St. Joseph's to play for legendary coach Phil Martelli. He led the Hawks in scoring and rebounding as a junior. After college, Andre enjoyed [...]
Josh Watkins – PG – Univ. of Utah

Josh Watkins – PG – Univ. of Utah

Coach "Jiggy" Josh Watkins was born in Harlem and developed his love for basketball playing in parks across the city. He emerged as a top prospect at a very young age, starring in tournaments like the EBC at Rucker Park and Dyckman. Josh went on to play his high school ball at Wadleigh before enrolling [...]
Mike Alvarado – PG – Manhattan College

Mike Alvarado – PG – Manhattan College

Coach Mike Alvarado grew up in The Bronx and played his high school ball at All Hollows, where he emerged as one of the top prospects in the city and earned a spot in the Jordan Brand Classic regional game. Mike then starred at Manhattan College, leading the Jaspers to the 2014 MAAC championship and [...]
Shaun Lawton – SG – Univ. of Maine

Shaun Lawton – SG – Univ. of Maine

Coach Shaun Lawton grew up in Harlem before playing his high-school ball at Long Island Lutheran and Putnam Science Academy. He played in college at the University of Maine for Coach Bob Walsh before returning to the city and joining Basketball Stars in 2017. He is passionate about helping kids get better and specializes in [...]
Assane Sene – C – Univ. of Virginia

Assane Sene – C – Univ. of Virginia

Coach Assane Sene grew up in Senegal before moving to Connecticut to play at national powerhouse South Kent, where he starred alongside NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas. The 7-foot Sene garnered college interest from Kansas, Syracuse and West Virginia but instead chose to attend the University of Virginia. Assane was a four-year starter for the Cavaliers [...]