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COACHES

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Jeff Christensen - Founder

Coach Christensen leads all Showcase Basketball camps, training/practice sessions, and club team game play, in addition to running NBA player development programs internationally (Turkey, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Italy, SE Asia).

Experience
  • Collegiate and professional playing experience

  • International coach/trainer for the NBA

  • NBA G-League Assistant Coach

  • Norwegian National Team Coach

  • Norwegian Regional Team Coach

  • League, Regional, and National Championship Titles (Coach - Norway)

  • Eurobasket.com Import of the Year / 1st Team All-League (Pro-Norway)

  • 2011 Assist Champion (Pro - Norway)

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Stan Tuchez - Director of D-League

Coach Tuchez brings 7 years of collegiate coaching experience and has a vital role in the development of Showcase players across multiple levels.  His energy and work ethic is the prime example of what we want our Showcase players to mold themselves after.

Experience
  • Collegiate playing and coaching experience

  • Multiple awards in college, including:

    • Hardest Worker

    • Sportsmanship

    • Conference All-Academic Team

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Patrick Benson - Director of Camps

Coach Benson's high level experience in both on-court coaching and off-court operations are of tremendous value for Showcase Basketball and it's families.  His balance of of focused, concentrated work while keeping the environment fun and positive is perfectly aligned with Showcase Basketball's philosophies.

Experience
  • Lead Manager for University of Oregon Men's Basketball (NCAA D1)

  • Dir. of Basketball Ops. for Florida A&M Men's Basketball (NCAA D1)

  • Head of North American Scouting for Paris Basketball (France)

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Kyle Milligan - Special Assistant

Coach Milligan is one of the smartest basketball minds to come through Showcase Basketball.  Not only is he able to work with all ages and skill levels, but his knowledge of the basketball landscape is unmatched and his experience coaching every level of NCAA is invaluable.

Experience
  • Collegiate playing experience at NCAA D2 and D3 levels

  • Collegiate coaching experience at NCAA D1, D2, and D3 levels

  • Named a Top-50 Most Impactful NCAA D2 Coach

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Paolo Velasco - D-League/Club Team Coach

Coach Velasco brings his wealth of knowledge and championship experience to the program by coaching at our Academy training sessions and leading various club teams in game play.

Experience
  • Former Providence High School Varsity Head Coach

  • CIF Southern Section Playoffs 10 out of 11 seasons

  • Numerous league titles

  • Sent a number of players to play in college

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Evan Zamora - Player Development

Coach Zamora brings a ton of energy and passion to his training sessions, assisting both beginner and advanced players in developing their skill set for their next level of play.

Experience
  • 2-year varsity letter winner at John Burroughs High School

  • Team Defensive Player of the Year

  • Team Coach's Award winner

  • USA Basketball Gold Coach License

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Jaequon Santos - Player Development

Coach Santos is a former Showcase player that knows the culture and standards well.  His patient demeanor and ability to keep kids relaxed and confident creates a terrific environment for the players he works with.

Experience
  • Varsity letter winner at South Pasadena High School

  • USA Basketball Gold Coach License

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Carson Cardenaz - Player Development

Coach Cardenaz joins Showcase Basketball after completing a successful high school career.  His energy and experience has proven to be highly beneficial for the players he works with.

Experience
  • 2-year varsity letter winner at John Burroughs High School

  • 2x Defensive Player of the Year

  • 2x Team Captain

  • USA Basketball Gold Coach License

former coaches

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Jerry Woods 

Showcase Basketball:  2017-2018

Since:  Player Development Coach / Video Coordinator - NBA G-League Ignite

            Video Coordinator - University of the Pacific Men's Basketball

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Hailey Dunham

Showcase Basketball:  2019-2020

Since:  Nike

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Coleman Chennault

Showcase Basketball:  2021-2022

Since:  Manager - University of Arizona Men's Basketball

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Brandon Johnson

Showcase Basketball:  2019-2022

Since:  Head Coach - NBA Basketball School Kuwait

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