MAnagement

Jason Benadretti

JASON BENADRETTI - Co-Founder & Technical Director

Jason was born and raised in Southern California. He went on to study at the University of Arizona where he obtained a Business Management degree. He later furthered his education, earning a master's degree from the University of Texas-Pan American. 


He has extensive basketball experience on multiple levels of the game, including HS, JUCO, NAIA, NCAA D1, and the NBA. As an international basketball consultant, his travels have also taken him to all parts of the world and to 6 continents. 


His NBA experience includes working as a regional advance scout for the Orlando Magic, where in-person scouting of future Magic opponents was a major responsibility of his. 


Jason has also worked for scouting services, assisting NBA teams with in-person scouting of NBA Draft prospects. 


In addition to this, coach Jason has a vast player development background, where he has helped to produce 32 NBA Draft selections in the last 6 years alone. He works with individuals from the youth levels to collegiate, international, and NBA players and currently serves as the Director for Core Focus Sports Group.

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TOMASO SASDELLI - Co-Founder & Scouting Director

Tomaso was born in Bologna, Italy and graduated from the University of Bologna with a major in Business and further a postgraduate MBA in Marketing. With huge experience as a sales export manager in different markets and for different industries, he eventually specialized in the Eastern Europe markets. Sasdelli has lived in Russia and Latvia and speaks five languages including Italian, English, French, Spanish and Russian. 


He obtained the Italian Federation coaching license in 2011 and then turned his passion and devotion for the game into a job. Tomaso is currently in charge of creating relationships, scouting and recruiting prospects in Europe. He is a key figure in the European youth basketball scene, consistently recruiting the best young talents for major Italian clubs, as well as for U.S. schools and colleges. 

STAFF

Marco Bonamico - Supervisor of Basketball Operations

Andrey Gerasimov - Scouting Coordinator Russia and CSI

Andrey Gerasimov - Scouting Coordinator Russia and CSI

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Legend of Italian basketball. 

Gold medalist at the FIBA European Championship in 1983 and silver medalist at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games with the Italian National Team. Winner of two Italian championships and cups with Virtus Bologna during his playing years. 

After his playing career ended, Marco had a successful career as a basketball manager, leading the Italian LegaDue as President and also the Italian player's association as the Director. He has been working for Italian National TV as a commentator for important basketball games. Marco is known as "The Marine".

Andrey Gerasimov - Scouting Coordinator Russia and CSI

Andrey Gerasimov - Scouting Coordinator Russia and CSI

Andrey Gerasimov - Scouting Coordinator Russia and CSI

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Andrey, born in Russia, is responsible for the scouting and recruitment of Russia and Russian speaking countries. He is also in charge of organizing our Elite Euro Talent event in Russia. Andrey has the right eye and a good sense to discover prospects suitable for our programs. In the Moscow basketball scene he is an institution. His perfect English has also helped him to create high level relationships in the Spanish market.