MARCUS YOUNG | Senior Partner
Point Guard - Alabama A&M University, c/o 2006
National Travel Basketball Coach
CCJBC Championship 2017
Marcus Young hails from Rochester, New York. He is a former High School All-American basketball player and All-State Football player from Bishop Kearney High School, and graduated as the school’s all-time leading scorer while leading them to two Section V championships. He received a scholarship to Alabama A&M University, where he graduated with a degree in Marketing. He helped lead the men’s basketball team to its first SWAC championship and NCAA appearance during the 2004-2005 season. After college, Marcus was offered two professional basketball contracts to play overseas. However, he chose not to pursue those opportunities in order to stay in the country and raise his newborn son. Having moved to Georgia, Marcus is a Corporate Communications Specialist for Graphic Packing International Inc. Devoted to positive leadership development for today's youth Marcus believes the famous quote by Booker T. Washington is applicable to every kids life: “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
STEVE RODRIGUEZ | Managing Partner
Coach Young scoring
for Alabama A&M.
Coach Young going
Vintage Marcus Young,
Alabama A&M C/O 2006.
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Steve Rodriguez is an attorney by profession who serves as Managing partner with Elite Basketball Group. He has served as both a travel and high school basketball head coach for over 20 years. In 6 years as a varsity high school coach in Florida, his teams amassed a 158-53 record (.748) winning 3 District Championships, two sectional finals appearances, and a State Final Four. His travel basketball experience includes teams from the 3rd through 11th grade, including Nike-funded and Nike travel teams in the 16U and 17U age division. His time with Nike included teams that had players such as Denis Clemente (Kansas State) and Jose Juan Barea (Northeastern, NBA Dallas Mavericks) and those teams produced over two dozen Division I signees in a five year period. He has accrued 724 wins, 65 tournament titles, and a .754 winning percentage at the conclusion of the 2019 travel basketball season.
Coach R and Nike Miami Tropics
Coach R with former Florida Gator and current OKC Thunder Head Coach Billy Donovan.
Coach R on Fox Sports South - State Final Four
Coach R and former USC star and Nike Executive Don Crenshaw at Nike HQ
"I have told you this before, your teams work ethic and listening skills are simply outstanding. I love being at your practices. To see young people who worked hard and listened the way your team did was an inspiration to me. These players are going to gain more from this experience with you than they know."
- Tim Maloney, former DI Assistant Coach at Iona, Baylor, and others
"Old-school" Coach Correspondence through the years
"You've got some good one's, can't wait to see them play this year."
- Tubby Smith, Head Coach of High Point University
"Coach Rod, thanks for bringing your team. They were, as always, well prepared and well-disciplined. You get the most out of your guys and it is always great to see......."
- Donnie Jones, Head Coach at Stetson University
Atlanta's Premiere Basketball Camp, Tournament and Individual Training Service
Coach R and Kennesaw State Assistant Coach Michael Cotton
At Camp with ESPN's Recruiting Analyst Paul Biancardi
"Steve Rodriguez and staff run a first class program. They care about ALL of their players."
- ESPN College Basketball Analyst Paul Biancardi via Twitter