Coach Roland Houston was team captain for the University of Rhode Island’s basketball team before embarking on a 13-year professional career, playing in Spain, Israel, France and Argentina. After his playing career ended, he began coaching and has acquired over two decades of experience as the associate head coach at LaSalle University, George Washington University and George Mason University.
Associate Technical Director
Coach Astou N’Diaye was a two-time NAIA first-team All-American at South Nazarene University before going on to play eight seasons in the WNBA for the Detroit Shock, Indiana Fever, Houston Comets and Seattle Storm. Astou was also a member of the Senegalese National Team and competed in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. After her playing career, Coach N’Diaye served on the staff at Utah State University.
Player Development Coach
Coach Joe Touomou played collegiate basketball at Georgetown University under Hall of Fame Coach John Thompson before working as a Player Development Coach at the University of Missouri and Florida State University. He was an international scout for the Indiana Pacers before joining the Superfund Sports Academy in Austria as the Director of Player Development for Basketball. For the past 8 years, Joe served as a Basketball Expert for the US State Department’s Sports United Program.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Coach Alubankudi is an accredited and certified strength and conditioning coach. He received his bachelor of science in Kinesiology from UNLV. Prior to The NBA Academy, Alubankudi worked as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Nanjing #9 School, where he helped lead the boys basketball team to a top 5 ranking in all of China. He has also served as a coach for the Giants of Africa Camp in Nigeria.
|Player Name||Position||Country of Origin||Age||Height|
|ABDOU HALIL BARRE||f||Benin||15||6'9|
|PAPE K. CAMARA||g||Senegal||20||6'2|
|IBOU DIANKO BADJI||c||Senegal||16||7’1|
|JACQUES EKOUME DIMITHE II||g||Cameroon||15||6'4|
|MUDIAGA TIMOTHY IGHOEFE||c||Nigeria||18||6’11|
|THIERNO D. KEITA||g||Senegal||20||6'5|
|EL HADJI AMADOU S. N'DIAYE||c||Senegal||20||6'10|
|JOSHUA CHIDIEBELE OJIANWUNA||f/c||Nigeria||15||6'10|
|KURT-CURRY WEGSCHEIDER||g||Central African Republic||17||6’3|